Exploring Chinese Orchestral Repertoire Series #63

Danhong WANG: Ode to the Sun (Movement 3: Longing)

Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Tien-Ku Percussion Group / Chen Chih-Sheng /National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan 2017.2.4. http://www.littlegiant.idv.tw/index.htm

The orchestral suite “Ode to the Sun” was developed from Bayu folk elements (in Chongqing). The four movements “Stepping into the River,” “Transporting Goods to and from the Mountain,” “Longing,” and “Ode to the Sun,” paints us a picture of the majestic landscapes of Bashan (mountain) and Shushui (river) in Sichuan province. Filled with Bayu charm and culture, this work depicts the strength and spirit of the tough and hard-working Bayu people.

(Translation: Shiyan Zhang / Edit: Patty Chan)