Expectation ─
for ensemble of ten traditional Chinese musical instruments

ISBN 978-957-41-7617-5
Ten Chinese Instruments
24 pages + 22 pages / NT350 / Publishing Date: Oct. 2010

1976: Expectation ─ for ensemble of ten traditional Chinese musical instruments
Expectation was composed for ten traditional Chinese instruments: bangdi, xiao, banhu, daguangxian, sanxian, large and small luo (as used in Beijing opera), tanggu, bangu and pengling. The composition comprises three sections: Adagio—Allegretto—Adagio, which depict respectively the moods of anticipating the advent of dawn.

Expectation was commissioned by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in 1976, and was premiered the same year by the Cloud Gate at the Taiwan National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

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