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Jin, Ping: Simhavaktra Dakini 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Simhavaktra Dakini
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    8
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Simhavaktra Dakini was commissioned by Beijing Modern Music Festival. This orchestra work was inspired by a sculpture of Simhavaktra Dakini, a lion-faced guardian of Vajrayana Buddhism. Simhavaktra Dakini is a powerful deity. She can remove physical and spiritual obstacles,as well as repel disaster, plague, famine and curse.She also represents wisdom and mercy. The sculpture was created in the 18th century in Beijing or its vicinity, and is now in the collection of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
    What inspired me is the sculpture’s wonderful mixture of ferocious power and graceful posture. I have been trying to create contrasting emotions and images in my music with motivic materials as few as possible, and this sculpture serves as a marvelous example to me. In this orchestral work, I try to portray both violence and elegance with the same music material, a Tibetan tune in this case, while keep different emotions in balance.
    Thiswork is dedicated to my composition teacher, Professor Du Mingxin. I studied with Professor Du when I was an undergraduate student at the Central Conservatory of Music. He taught me that music should express emotions, a composer needs constantly aware that he is communicating with his audience through his music, and one should always strive to achieve the maximum effects with the most concise and precise way. Those have influenced me greatly. I wish to express my deepest appreciation, admiration and love to Professor Du Mingxin with this music.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
70
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
Piccolo
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Contrabass
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Alto
Alto
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
26
Viola
10
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
4-string
4-string

 

 

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