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Forces or Category: Full orchestra
Orchestration: picc, 2 fl, 2 ob, ca, 2 cl, bcl, 2 bn, cbn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 2 tbn, btbn, tba, pn (+cel), hp, timp, 3 perc (BD (or Tanggu, or Chu), 2 bongos/conga (or 3 Paigu), claves, bowl chime, 4 gongs, BD (large, or Dagu, or Odaiko), 5 tem blks, bells (2'), tam), str
This work pays tribute to the influence of Chinese artists and intellectuals in the twentieth century. Opening with a powerful and rhythmic introduction, the music changes abruptly into sustained high pitched glissandos. Other elements used are lyrical melodies, expressive glissandos in various solo motifs, and, in particular, the undercurrent of tranquility and meditation.