Éveil Aux Oiseaux
for chamber ensemble & gamelan ensemble

Ka Nin Chan
Composer
Ka Nin Chan
Composition Date: 2005
Duration: 00:14:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piccolo
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bass clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Ethnic woodwind
  • 2 x Horn
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 7 x Ethnic percussion
  • 1 x Ethnic plucked strings
  • 1 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
Programme Note:
This work is written for 11 western instruments and 9 Gamelan instruments. The sound worlds of East and West are pitched against each other at the beginning and later combined to a
uniquely transformed sound. This signifies the “awaking of the birds”, a childhood experience the composer had when he was growing up in Hong Kong. He remembered that every morning he was wakened by hundreds of sparrows dwelling in a big mango tree next to his home. In Èveil aux Oiseaux, he tries to recapture this ecstatic moment and philosophize its symbolic meaning. As one grows older, one may have overlooked that there are many things one can sing about in the morning---very much like the sparrows at dawn. In this work, the western instruments tend to glorify the sounds and images of the birds while the oriental instruments tend to carry a message, that of awakening, serenity, and eternity.

This work was commissioned by the Toronto Arts Council for the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal and The Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan in 2005.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 C454ev
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 15, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (90 p.) ;
    90 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 139
    13 parts (available for rental) ([97] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    6 parts (available for rental) ([36] p.) ;
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Gamelan consists of: peking & panerus (bronze bars), bonang & jengglong (bronze treble & bass nipple "pots"), goong/kempul (bronze nipple gongs), gambang (wood bars), kendang (set of hand drums), kacapi (plucked zither), suling (bamboo flute).
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