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So, Ka-wai: The Utterance of Wind 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    The Utterance of Wind
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    8
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    2013
  • First performance (venue): 
    Hong Kong Tsuen Wan Town Hall
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The Utterance of Wind is a symphonic poem inspired by e.e. cummings's "what if a much of a which of a wind". Borrowing the form of wind, the music connects to humanity that we should think optimistically no matter how difficult our lives is. Consisting of four sections, slow-fast-slow-fast respectively, the music also reflects parts of the poem - bringing positive to the negative ("blow hope to terror; blow seeing to blind (blow pity to envy and soul to mind)") and making our lives more optimistic.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
34
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
Piccolo
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
5
E-flat soprano
B-flat
Saxophone
4
Alto
Alto
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
3
Alto
Alto
Tuba
2
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
5
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Vibraphone (C3)
Xylophone
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tom-Toms
Wood Blocks
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
1
4-string

 

 

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