In his younger years, His Majesty composed many memorable tunes, including "Blue Day", "No Moon", "I Never Dream", "Dream Island", "Near Dawn", "Love at Sundown", "Falling Rain" and "HM Blues".
Their Majesties the King and the Queen and HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will be the guests of honour at a royal concert tomorrow night at Siriraj Hospital in a tribute to the Monarch's considerable musical talent.
The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra will perform his works in the first concert for him since he entered Siriraj Hospital a year ago.
Teerawat Kulthanan, dean of Mahidol University's Medical School, said yesterday that the "Siriraj Concert in honour of the Great Blue-Blood Artist" was scheduled for September 29 to commemorate the last musical performance His Majesty played for a student audi-ence.
"It took place on September 29, 1976," he said.
The King liked playing in front of his students, but that was more than three decades ago, he said.
The last perform-ance was held at the Royal Medical College's auditorium, the same venue for tomorrow night.
Most of the 200 seats are reserved for the university's staff, students and sponsors.
The programme will start at 7pm with a cocktail reception, and the concert will begin at 8pm with the "Overture for His Majesty the King".
Montri Tramod, a late national artist, composed the overture in 1987 in honour of the fifth birthday cycle of His Majesty.
Kamolporn Hooncharoen, a senior at the College of Music, said she would join the stage as the singer for the royal arrangements of "Love at Sundown" and "Rao Soo".
"I am so hon-oured and so proud to get the opportunity to perform in front of His Majesty the King," she said.
Gudni A Emillson and Major Prateep Suwannaroj will be the con-ductors, while Sukree Charoensuk is the music director.