Sparkle

Octet

Chen Yi

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In "Sparkle", I want to express my impressions of sparks ? everlasting flashes of wit, so bright, nimble and with passion. The material of pitch, rhythm and form are drawn from the tune and the structural method of traditional Chinese ?baban? (Eight Beats) rules of the grouping of notes.

"Sparkle" was commissioned by The New Music Consort with funds provided by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. Claire Heldrich conducted the premiere on October 21, 1992, at the Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music in New York City. The piece is an octet written for flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet (in E flat), 2 percussionists, piano, violin, cello and double bass; it was recorded on CRI [CD 804] in 1999, and dedicated to Prof. Mario Davidovsky, who enthusiastically encouraged me to share my experience with audiences in America and abroad.

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Commission Commissioned by The New Music Consort with funds provided by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust.
Composition Date 1992
Duration 00:10:00
Orchestration Fl.(Picc.) Cl. 2Perc. Pno. Vln. Vcl. Cb.
Premiere October, 1992. New Music Consort, conducted by Claire Heldrich, Manhattan School of Music.

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