For Recorder Sextet SATTBG/P

24 Pages, Score and 6 Parts, € 24,90
Playing Time: 7:35

2003, I was asked to write a piece for 12 recorders for the closing concert of the Utrecht recorder festival. Its debut was performed by the Malle Symen Quartett, Brisk Quartett and Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet in Utrecht in 29/5/2004. When I attended the British Premiere by the Ensemble BlockWork, conducted by Chris Orton this summer in York, I had the idea to rearrange it for six recorders. As is so often the case in my pieces, Celebration expresses feelings of expectation, overwhelming exuberance and woefulness. For seven minutes, the piece follows virtually the same common-time theme with which it begins, while still changing and transforming and exploring a wide variety of rhythms, metres, pitches and harmonies. The piece is a big river and a big celebration; it is about the different colours and tones of happiness. I would like to say a big thank you to Lazarus Kagoudi, Kevin Volans, Dumisani Maraire, Abdullah Ibrahim and the many other fantastic musicians who encouraged and inspired me to write this type of music.

This is a video of Celebration, that my friend Meng-Heng Chen produced with her orchestra in Hsinchu:


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24,90 Euro