Arranged for five percussionists, Ching was dedicated to John Wyre, a former member of Cahn’s group NEXUS.

William Cahn joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as principal percussionist after graduating form the Eastman School of Music in 1968.

Ching was composed in August 2002 for the percussion group, NEXUS. It is dedicated to John Wyre, upon the occasion of his departure from NEXUS after 31 years.

The piece is scored for five pair of small Chinese cymbals called, ‘ching’, and five small Japanese Buddha bells. The instruments are scored in order of pitch, from the highest sounding to the lowest sounding. It is in the interplay of pitches and sound production techniques, as well as in rhythm, that the music is developed.

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3-5 Players

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