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Tibetan Swing was recorded by San Diego Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jahja Ling available to order or download at Amazon or iTunes





Tibetan Swing was recorded by Seattle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz available to listen

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Tibetan Love Song and Swing (2002-04)

for Orchestra 14 minutes
(3333/4331/timp/perc[3]/hp/str)

I Tibetan Love Song 4'49"


II Tibetan Swing 8'33"



Program Note

Tibetan Love Song and Swing are originally two separate pieces pcombined here as a suite.

Tibetan Love Song is the first movement late for Sheng's Zodiac Tales (2005-2016).

Tibetan Swing was co-commissioned by the Brooklyn Philharmonic for the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundaton in the Library of Congress , and the Singapore Symphony, for the celebration of the opening of its new concert hall in 2002. (dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky)

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (2nd and 3rd double piccolos), 3 oboes (3rd doubles English horn), three clarinets (2nd doubles Eb clarinet, 3rd doubles b. clarinet), three bassoons (3rd doubles c. bassoon); 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, percussions (3 players, [2 congas, high and low; 2 bongos, high and low; small bass drum; large bass drum; triangle; maracas; large tambourine; 4 temple blocks; large tamtam; guiro), harp; and strings.

Tibetan Swing based on a typical Tibetan dance beat, the work tries to evoke both the beauty and savageness of a mountain dance, a dance that is most expressive and well-known for its long sleeve-swinging and rhythmic foot-stomps.



—Bright Sheng