for mixed choir

Vivian Fung
Vivian Fung
Composition Date: 2003
Duration: 00:05:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Programme Note:
Kecak! is based on the Indonesian monkey dance of the same name. The origin of kecak can be traced back to trance dances in which a choir of young men call rapid cak-ka-cak rhythms to put into a trance young girls who have been selected to keep misfortune and evil from the village. The main purpose of the kecak choir was to use sharp staccato cries in interlocking style. I have replaced an all male choir with a mixed choir and modified the use of the fast interlocking rhythms. The resultant piece still maintains the intensity and drive of an original kecak dance, but is rethought as my own original composition.

Premiere Information:
April 13, 2004 War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, San Francisco; Pacific Mozart Ensemble; Richard Grant, Director.


  • Call Number:
  • MV 6000 F981kec
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 19, 2004
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ((2), 12 p.) ; 28 cm.
    14 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For a cappella mixed choir (satb)

    Pronunciation key provided using symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet.

    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.
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