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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Tsang, Richard: Distant Lights 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Distant Lights
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    7
  • Year of composition: 
    2017
  • First performance (year): 
    2018
  • First performance (venue): 
    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
  • First performance (performers): 
    Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    This reflective work portrays a mood perhaps suggestive of a mixture of apprehension, contemplation and determination. From a quiet and apprehensive beginning, there is a yearning for action as the music runs its course, from contemplation to determination and eventually coming back to the initial apprehensive mood of the opening - somewhat a mirror of life's own cycle. Semitone clashes serving as the main structural motive are prevalent throughout the piece which not only shows in vertical (harmonic) relationships but also at times in parallel treatment of melodies semitone apart.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
56
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
Piccolo
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Chimes
Glockenspiel
Vibraphone (C3)
Timpani
Bass Drum
Tamtam
Other
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
10
Viola
10
Cello
8
Double Bass
4
4-string
4-string

 

 

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