Tu

for Wind Ensemble

Chen Yi

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Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

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Commissioned by The Women's Philharmonic and the American Composer's Orchestra with a grant provided by NEA in 2000, the orchestral piece TU was composed between July and August of 2002, and dedicated to the memory of New York firefighters who sacrificed themselves for protecting thousands of fellow citizens at the 9.11 tragedy in 2001, to express the composer's compassion for the victims and their families, to denounce terrorist acts, and to call for the peace of the future. The first recording of the orchestral version is produced by BIS and performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Lan Shui in October, 2002. The world premiere performance took place on March 7, 2004, at the Women's Philharmonic's final concert, "The American Women Masters Gala Concert," conducted by Anne Manson, at Herbst Theater, Sanfrancisco, California, as part of a state-wide festival promoting women composers and conductors throught the month.

The wind ensemble version was premiered subesquently on April 8, 2004, by UMKC Wind Ensemble conducted by Sarah McKoin.

The Chinese character Tu could be related to burning, poison and fiery?

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Composition Date 2002/2003
Duration 00:13:30
Orchestration 3(3Picc.) 2 3(Bb.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) Sop.Sax. AltoSax. Ten.Sax. Bar.Sax. - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1 Euph.(opt. dbl. with Tbn.I) Bar.(opt. dbl. with Tbn. I & II); 4Perc.(incl. Timp.) Hp. Cb.
Premiere April 8, 2004 UMKC Wind Ensemble Sarah McKoin, conductor University of Missouri - Kansas City

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