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Xu, Shuya: Insolation 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Insolation
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    12
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    2018
  • Conductor: 
    Optional
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Insolation was inspired by an ancient Chinese myth, Kuafu Chasing the Sun, which reflects human beings’ primitive conceptions about world outlooks, belief and ideas. The music expresses the persistent but finally tragic heroism in the process when primitive man tried to conquer nature as well as the perseverance and other revelations in the endless journey from old forms of life into new ones.
    The work was premiered by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the Chinese American conductor, Tseng Yeh, at the theme concert “Root” in Shanghai Spring International Music Festival in 1997 and was performed the new version of score by Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under conductor, Cornelius Meister at Shanghai Oriental Art Center during the 31th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival in 2014.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
76
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
C
Piccolo
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Bass
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Alto
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Glockenspiel
Cymbals
Tamtam
Tom-Toms
Other
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
26
Viola
10
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
4-string
4-string

 

 

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