Beyond The Shadow Of The Rain
About this work:
Scored for violin, viola and cello, “Beyond the Shadow of the Rain,” was composed in 2003 for the Jade String Trio, based on a traditional Chinese folksong from Shang Dong Province, “Beautiful Yi Meng Mountain.” On one level, the title refers to the song’s text: the beauty of the mountains obscured yet revealed by clouds in traditional Chinese brush painting. Beyond this literal reference the music embodies the clarity and serenity which can sometimes hide a shadow in the heart, in the mind or in the larger world. “Beyond the Shadow of the Rain,” was premiered on November 22, 2003 in Shanghai by the Ching Ching Ensemble, and on January 27, 2004 in New York City by the Jade String Trio.
Year composed: 2003
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:String Trio
Instrumentation: 1 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Cello