for Symphonic Wind Ensemble
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Commissioned by the University of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dr. Matthew J. George, conductor
March 15, 2015, University of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dr. Matthew J. George, conductor
The Sanskrit word skandha means "heap" or "aggregate." According to Buddhist teachings, each being is a combination of five aggregates of existence, known as the Five Skandhas. They are called aggregates as they work together to produce a sentient being. These are Form, Sensation, Perception, Mental formations and Consciousness. The aggregates are also governed by the principle of impermanence and thus undergo constant change.