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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Lee, Tzyy-Sheng: SENZA II 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    SENZA II
  • Subtitle: 
    for Orchestra
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    1991
  • First performance (year): 
    2014
  • First performance (venue): 
    National Concert Hall, Taipei
  • First performance (performers): 
    Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO) conductor Shaw-Chia Lü
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    ◎Program Notes◎

    The tempo and expression marks of SENZA II for Orchestra, Andantino delicato ed un poco rubato – Poco sostenuto – Poco mosso e fluente – Molto sostenuto e sensual, are significant and reveal the work’s musical structure, which can be seen as a through-composed form similar to the traditional Asian so-called “flowing river” form. Stylistically, the work begins with a subtle, twisted pentatonic sonority and explores the orchestral timbre and textures with delicacy. The work also quotes or “hides” the rhythmic trumpet motive of Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy; eventually in the “sensual” coda, the huge mess sound is a tribute to the spectral composer Gerard Grisey.

    SENZA II received its world premiere by Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO) conducted by Shaw-Chia Lü at National Concert Hall, Taipei on March 28, 2014

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
80
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
C
G alto
Oboe
3
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
B-flat
E-flat soprano
B-flat
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
B-flat
D
B-flat
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Chimes
Crotales
Glockenspiel
Timpani
Bass Drum
Tamtam
Wood Blocks
Other
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
24
Viola
10
Cello
10
Double Bass
8
4-string
4-string