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16 bonang or 16trompong(Indonesian domed pots)/9Thai nipplegongs/2changs(Japanese temple bowls)/low chang bowed(very large temple bowl,if possible sounding concert C)/Chinese gong (med)

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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

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World Premiere
Toronto, ON
David Kent, percussion /
Composer's Notes

Cinq chansons pour percussion literally means just what the title suggests. The term “songs” is used in the Asian sense and describes five musical statements based on a few notes each.

— Claude Vivier

Reproduction Rights:
This program note may be reproduced free of charge in concert programs with a credit to the composer.

Recommended Recording

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln / Christian Dierstein
Kairos 0012472KAI

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