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

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He, Kay: Legends of Old Peking 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    For seven years while living in Beijing, in my spare time, I often walked the ancient hutongs (“alleys”) of old Beijing listening to residents chat in their strong dialect in the streets by the age-old shops. The civilization of the Huangcheng Gener (“Around the Imperial Palace”) is like a mysterious legend. It is telling its impressive story: old Beijing is a legend never to be overcome by the storm of modernization.
    Do you remember the sounds of the vendors deep in the hutongs, the noisy Peking-opera, and New Year’s Eve firecrackers? Do you remember the teahouses, the graybeard talking to his birds, children playing, and legends flowing in the shadow of ancient city walls? This theme comes from a Beijing children’s song, ‘Shui Niuer.’ The melody is broken into pieces scattered throughout the composition. It tells a legend through the glass reflection of the skyscrapers above.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
79
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
2
Trumpet
1
B-flat
Trombone
1
Tenor
MusiciansInstruments
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
32
Viola
16
Cello
12
Double Bass
5
5-string
5-string

 

 

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