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

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Chang, Yingzhong: The Spinning Scriptures 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    The Spinning Scriptures
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    12
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    In this piece, Chang draws inspiration from the Tibetan prayer wheels. Written in Sanskrit, these scriptures are often found on wood carvings or Thang-ga, a scroll painting mounted on silk or cotten. The four titles of the movements are named after the words that are found at the four “corners,” vertically and horizontally, of the wheel when viewing it straight on. These words evoke a particular mood that the music characterizes.
    Complete tonality or atonality is not strictly limited in Chang’s compositional style. Alongside twelve tone technique and traditional motivic development, Chang attempts to fuse the musical essences of Chinese Tibetan and Nepalese cultures, displaying a transient mingling of their unique styles in the process.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
4
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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