An immersive work for percussion quintet and orchestra by Toru Takemitsu
Commissioned by Carnegie Hall to celebrate its centennial in 1990, Takemitsu drew inspiration for this sublime piece from “Clear Blue Water” by Japanese poet Makoto Ooka. The music is both visually and sonically stunning, harnessing the power of five forces of nature: water, fire, earth, wind, and sky.
Orchestration: 5 solo perc.3(2.,3.pic 3.afl).3(2.obd’am 3.ca).4(2.Ebcl 3.bcl 4.cbcl).3(3.cbsn)-18.104.22.168-2hps.cel-strings(22.214.171.124.6)
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Photo by Elliot Mandel.