• Tan Dun
  • Violin Concerto: Fire Ritual (2018)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 2222/4.2+pictpt.3.1/timp.4perc/str (woodwinds, piccolo trumpet in audience)
  • Violin
  • 30 min

Programme Note

A musical ritual for victims of war

《火祭》的作曲家,深受中國古代祭祀音樂、宮廷音樂的影響,創造了一個交響協奏曲的音樂 祭祀。如同中國古代的音樂祭祀,二個樂隊一問一答,代表著人類與大自然,分別佈置於觀眾席中 (站著演奏)及舞台上(坐著演奏)。正如中國古代宮廷樂隊,分為坐部伎和立部伎一樣。樂隊指 揮,同時掌控著二個樂隊,指揮著台下與台上的樂師,是主祭巫師。小提琴獨奏,如同祭祀中的預 言師,它是二個樂隊連接的橋樑,它的音樂敘述共分四個部份:1)殘酷的戰爭啊... 2)無辜的 人... 3)天堂鳥的咒語... 4)天長地久... 。整個音樂祭祀,想像著人和大自然的對話:祭念戰 爭中無辜的犧牲者和人類歷史中永無休止的戰爭和苦難,並祈禱來日世界的永遠和平。

The composer of "Fire Ritual" was deeply influenced by ancient Chinese ritual music and court music, and created a musical ritual of a symphonic concerto. Like the ancient Chinese music rituals, the two bands answered questions and answered the human and nature, arranged in the audience (standing and playing) and on the stage (sitting and playing). Just like the ancient Chinese court band, it is divided into the seat 伎 and the 立 伎. The band commanded and controlled two bands, commanding the musicians on the stage and on stage, and was the main sorcerer. Violin solo, like the prophet in the sacrifice, is a bridge connecting two bands. Its music narrative is divided into four parts: 1) cruel war... 2) innocent people... 3) heaven The bird's spell... 4) Forever... The whole musical sacrifice, imagine the dialogue between man and nature: to worship the innocent victims of war and the endless wars and sufferings in human history, and to pray for the eternal peace of the world.