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Instrumentation: 2222, 2100, Timp, Strings

Duration: 6 minutes

Program Note:

Serenade describes the inner feeling of author’s nostalgia, especially the sound of rainforest – the breeze, the dew, the insects, etc. Born and grew up in Malaysia, the author has exposed to multi-cultural music from Eastern to Western. In Serenade, the author has combined different elements and techniques, including the combination of both pentatonic and Gamelan’s Pelog scale, the bi-tonal quality by using the advantage of orchestration, the use of Malay’s tune in the ending section and the imitation of Rebab’s (Malay string instrument) performing technique. 


Spectrum Symphony Orchestra on 1/14/2015 at St. Joseph's Church (New York, US)

David Grunberg, Conductor

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