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For Orchestra (9x12 score)

By Narong Prangcharoen

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Orchestra 3 Flutes (3rd double Piccolo), 3 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in Bb, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, 3 Percussion:, I: Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Marimba, Sand Block, II: Vibraphone, Large Wind Gong, Bass Drum, Woodblock, III: Whip, 5 Tom-toms, Sus. Cymbal, Strings
For Orchestra (9x12 score). Composed by Narong Prangcharoen. Premiered at the National Centre for Performing Arts by the NCPA Symphony Orchestra, LV Jia, conductor, s part of the opening concert of the Beijing Modern Music Festival, 2012. Contemporary. Full score (study). With Standard notation. Composed 2012. 44 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #416-41483. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.416414830).

Item Number: PR.416414830

ISBN 1598068237.

Commissioned by the Beijing Modern Music Festival for its 10th anniversary, Illuminations is a 12-minute portrayal of the movements of light and fire. Most of its musical gestures, including a depiction of matches being lit, rise and fall like fire being blown up and down by the wind. The long fading in and out of sustained notes portrays light moving around in space or passing us by. In its attempt to explore different kinds of energy, Illuminations exploits the paradoxical idea of slow music in a fast tempo.

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