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Spirit of the Rattling Earth 舞动的土地

Instrumentation: Mixed Chorus and Percussion

Duration: 8 minutes

Program Note:

This piece describes the life of the Malay villages in South East Asia. It is composed using the unique tonality and the rhythm of Gamelan music and the joyous rhythm of the Malay Kompangs (Malay hand drums) was also used to bring out the regionalism. The chorus also performed body percussion and made use of small percussive accessories such as tambourine, triangle, shaker etc. while singing to further portray the joyous and happy occasions of the villages. This piece was awarded the first prize of the 2009 Palatino Awards that was organized by the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, China.

文简介:

作品以南洋一带的乡村风情为创作背景,分为慢-快-慢三个部分。作者在创作上不仅运用了嘉美兰音乐的音调等特征,而且在快板中还巧妙结合马来音乐的节奏,使作品富有浓郁的地域特色。同时,为了充分体现热闹的喜庆场面,作者还在创作中特意安排了合唱参与打击乐部分的形式,如:跺脚、拍手及演奏一些小型打击乐器等方式。此作品荣获2009年由中央音乐学院主办的第四届帕拉天奴杯(合唱与艺术歌曲)合唱作品一等奖。

Award:

Palatino Award for vocal and chorus music First Prize, Beijing, China, 2009