XIAN SHI FOR VIOLA AND ORCHESTRA
About this work:
The composition material, especially in melodic style and timbre of traditional instruments, are drawn from the Xian Shi, a kind of folk ensemble music from Chaozhou, a region in Guangdong province in southern China where I grew up. The traditional music sounds to me like my native language, from which I can feel some Chinese thoughts and spirit. I expressed this feeling in my viola concerto.
Alt. version for Viola, Percussion, and Piano.
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Year composed: 1983
Ensemble type: Orchestra:Orchestra with Soloist(s)
Instrumentation: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 4 Horn in F, 3 Trumpet, 2 Trombone, 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion (General), 1 Strings (General), ,1 Viola soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: vla, orch: 2*222 4320 timp, perc(2), str