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Onomatopoeia: Chan Chan

By Hope Lee

String orchestra - advanced
Composed by Hope Lee (1953-). Work premiere: 1984 Montreal Chamber Orchestra. Orchestra Music. Full score. Composed 1979-81. Duration 12'. Published by Furore Verlag (FV.FUE-2509).

Item Number: FV.FUE-2509
ISBN M-50012-399-6. Orchestra Music.

Onomatopoeia consisting of three independent pieces with musical material built out of the idiomatic translation of the expression "Home Sweet Home" into twenty four world languages.

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    Toronto, ON
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  • May 10, 2011 Onomatopoeia-Chan Chan

    "……of the seven works programmed by the Toronto Chinese Philharmonic Orchestra to show off the Chinese mastery of Western idiom, only Hope Lee's 'Chan Chan' (from her Onomatopoeia) made the transition without strain. Her tonepicture of flowing water (for 14 strings) was full of picturesque imagery, often quite subtle...

    , ending with an adroit closing sequence." Ronald Hambleton / The Toronto Star, 1990

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