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Publisher: G. Schirmer

Song of Peace (from Heaven Earth Mankind) (1997)
G Schirmer Inc
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
10 Minutes
children's chorus
Solo Instrument(s)
Bianzhong Bells [opt]
Programme Note
Tan Dun Song of Peace (from Heaven Earth Mankind) (1997)
Song of Peace, which comes from the third movement of Symphony 1997 (Heaven Earth Mankind), blossoms with joyous melodies, although wartime's drums are not yet far in the past; children's voices, optimistic but worldwise, look to the future. Written in the spirit of Li Po and recalling Schiller's text to "Ode to Joy," Tan's anthem seeks the reunification of nature and soul in an enduring, harmonious world order.

--Mary Lou Humphrey

  • Ensemble
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Imperial Bells Ensemble of China, Yip's Children's Choir
    Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
    Tan Dun
    Sony Classical:
This irrepressible song… has all the potential of becoming an international hit.
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times,30/06/1997
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