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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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Territory
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World Premiere
9/26/1980
Toronto, ON
David Kent, percussion /
Composer's Notes

Cinq Chansons pour percussion bedeutet genau das, was der Titel bezeichnet. Das Wort „Chanson“ [Lied] wird im asiatischen Sinne verstanden: fünf musikalische Äußerungen die ziemlich frei auf einige Noten komponiert werden.

— Claude Vivier

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Recommended Recording
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WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln / Christian Dierstein
Kairos 0012472KAI

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