Julian Yu: Filigree Clouds

Julian Yu Filigree Clouds
Filigree Clouds

Julian Yu: Filigree Clouds

Opus:
op. 23
Year of composition:
1990/1991
Subtitle:
Filigree Clouds
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Julian Yu
Instrumentation:
4 2 3 3 - 4 2 3 1- perc(4) - cl - hp - str
Instrumentation details:
4(1 & 2 = picc)·2·3·3(3 = contra)- 4·2·3·1- 4 perc - pf - hp - strings
Duration:
21’
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Work introduction

Hsiang-Wen was the winning work of the inaugural Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize in 1991.

The music is non-programmatic, and I chose the title only after finishing the piece. Nevertheless, the title is intended to closely reflect the music: wen means "coloured filigree-pattern clouds" and "filigree" conveys perfectly the delicate and detailed texture of the piece.

During composition, I did not make direct use of Chinese folk music material (even though this sometimes seems to be an easy road to success). Instead I concentrated on the structure, integrity and meaning of the music, while hoping that in some subtle way the richness of the many different musical influences and styles that I have absorbed over the years will naturally be felt within it.

Julian Yu

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