Respiration of the Earth

for Suona and Orchestra

Narong Prangcharoen

Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Respiration of the Earth is inspired by the breathing motion. The music focuses on the tension of the air of breathing.

There are many different types of breathing such as slow breath, long breath, short breath, holding breath, uneven breath, etc. The shape of the music is created by the inhale and exhale motion. The piece starts with a long holding breath, gradually create a tension until one can?t hold that breath and release the air out. The Suona is acting as the motion of the air so the orchestra has to follow. This piece ends with the chaotic motion so the audiences can feel the tension as if they are running out of breath. It?s a main concern about the environment of the Earth so this piece is a message to people to keep the environment clean so the Earth can breathe for a longer time.

Respiration of the Earth is commissioned and dedicated to Mr. Shi Haibin with the gracious support from John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Mr. Shi Haibin with the gracious support from John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
Composition Date 2014
Duration 00:15:00
Orchestration Solo Suona; 2 2 2(2 dbl. B.Cl.) 1(Cbsn.) - 4 2 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Str.
Premiere June 5th, 2014. Shi Haibin, suona, Central Ballet Symphony Orchestra, Li Xincao, conductor; Beijing Concert Hall, Beijing, China.