Symphony No. 9: Revival (A Choral Symphony)
LKMP R01584/ HL 287304
SATB and Children's Choruses: 2+220.127.116.11: 18.104.22.168: Timp.Perc(4).Clst.Hp: Str 22.214.171.124.8 min.)
"The Revival", commissioned to open the 2017 Shanghai International Music Festival, became the composer’s ninth symphony. As usual in Gong’s works, the choral symphony was composed in the Classical-Romantic tradition with a heavy blend of Chinese folk and traditional material. The symphony consists of five movements, which include a majestic Overture, a song for Baritone ("The Youth"), a song for tenor ("The Workers"), a song for soprano ("Twilight") and a grandiose choral finale ("The Dream").