ARNOLD ROSNER
COMPOSER 1945–2013

Opus 65

Five Ko-ans for Orchestra (1976)

for Orchestra

3(Picc).2+Eh.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/pno.2hp/strings
  • Music of Changes
  • Ricercare
  • Ostinato
  • Music of Stillness
  • Isorhythmic Motet

Duration: 31 min.

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Ko-an: Riddle, action, remark, or dialogue not comprehensible by rational understanding but conducive to intense or prolonged meditation. (literally, from Chinese Kung-an, “public statement”)

(Notes by Arnold Rosner)