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Lei Liang

Dialectal Percussions

percussion solo (1994)
Duration15'
CommissionCommissioned by Mei-Ying Ng
PremiereMay 11, 1994; Jordan Hall; Boston, MA; Mei-Ying Ng, percussion
Technical requirementstemple bell, 5tempbl, tam-t, tom-t, bng, b.d, "xiao luo" small gongs, "da luo" big gongs, 2 "xiao bo" small cymbals, "peng zhong" Buddhist chanting bells (pair)
PublisherSchott Music

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Program Note

This piece was first inspired by the dramatic expression found in Chinese language (which is a tonal language), particularly, in Peking dialect. I am always captured by this language because of its subtle modulations in tone, pauses and transitions in rhythm, melodic undulations within each phrase, and its dramatic characters in expression. These aspects are all reflected in this piece. It is a monodrama in which all "musical dialects" symbolize a spiritual offering. Ideally, the piece should be performed on a stage with dark blue lights, centered by a mauve spot light, with all other lights turned off. 

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