Chou Wen-chung

Yün (Notation)

From the program notes of Yün, composed in 1969. [continued]

Percussion Instruments

Percussion 1

W.B. 1, 2
low and high wood blocks
T.B. 1-5
lowest to highest temple blocks
Tam. 1, 2
low and medium tam-tams
Clav. 1, 2
low and high claves
Sz.C.
small sizzle cymbal
Bon. 1, 2
low and high bongos
Tim. 1, 2
low and medium timbales
Tom. 1, 2
very low and low tom-toms

Percussion 2

Anv. 1, 2, 3
low, medium, high anvils; pipes made of copper preferred
C.B. 1, 2, 3
low, medium, high cow bells; to be clamped on stand
S.C. 1, 2, 3
low, medium, high suspended cymbals; crash cymbals preferred
Sm.C.
small Chinese theater cymbal (7") to be suspended
Sz.C.
large sizzle cymbal
G.
22" gong with deep rim
S.D. 1, 2
low and high snare drums
F.D. 1, 2
low and high field drums, with snares
B.D.
low bass drum

Always let the instruments vibrate and fade out without damping unless otherwise indicated.

Sticks

sR
soft rubber
mR
medium rubber
¾R
three-quarter hard rubber
hR
hard rubber
sY
soft yarn
msY
medium soft yarn
shY
semi-hard yarn
hY
hard yarn
steel
steel drum sticks
brush
wire brush
hand
with the hand
felt
felt sticks of appropriate sizes for S.C., Tam., and B.D.
wool
wool sticks of appropriate weight for G. and Tam.
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