Serenade

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. 

Premiere:

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

David Grunberg, Conductor

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