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Chao, li wei: WO for A Capella 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    WO for A Capella
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    5
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    "WO" is a contemporary poem written by Xi Mu-rong (席慕蓉, 1943-), a Mongolian living in Taiwan. She loves oil painting, and etching. She also loves to write contemporary poems in contemporary style as well.
    "WO" means "mine." In the poem, the poet describes what she likes, what she dreams and what she wants in carefree and ease way. Living in Taiwan was not easy for the young recently. I have have thethe similar dream to dream to dream to Xi Mu -rongrong as well. Through as well. Through as well. Throughas well. Throughas well. Throughas well. Through as well. Through this poem this poem this poem, I, I, I express myexpress my express my deep deep longing to my life. longing to my life. longing to my life. longing to my life. longing to my life. longing to my life.longing to my life.longing to my life. longing to my life.longing to my life.
    "WO" for S.S.A.A.T.T.B.B. Chorus was specifically for the 8-voice a cappella. I’ve designed a texture of multi-layers with fragmented pitch materials sung in the beginnings, middle, and the end of the piece. I also used a sonority to imagine brimming waves for my imagination to the texture of the piece, which is constructed in the styles of polyphony, noise and chorale. Another characteristic of this work is that part of the melodic design is from Beijing opera singing style.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
15
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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