• Tan Dun
  • Choral Concerto: Nine (2024)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

Commissioned by BTHVN 2020 Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft gGmbH, the Royal Philharmonic Society, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven

Unavailable for performance.

  • 2+afl(pic).2.2.2+cbn/4.0+2ctpt.3.0/timp.4perc/str
  • Mixed chorus
  • 25 min
  • Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), Lao Zi (571-471 BC), Li Po (701-762) and Qu Yuan (339 - 278 BC)
  • English
    • 28th August 2024, Tauberphilharmonie, Weikersheim, Germany
    • 29th August 2024, Kloster Eberbach, Basilika, Eltville am Rhein, Germany
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Programme Note

I. Nine
II. Wine
III. Ode to Peace

Lyrics arranged by the composer from poems by Qu Yuan (BC. 340), Laozi (BC. 571), Li Po (AD. 701), and Fredrich Schiller (AD. 1759). They are sung in English and non-word-sounds conceived by the composer.