for ensemble of ten traditional Chinese musical instruments
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.