Chen Yi

About this work:
Haze reverie and faint longing is budding from the depth of free and graceful meditation.... The pitch material in the piece is drawn from thes qin (7-string ancient Chinese zither) music "Secluded Orchid in the Mode of Jie Shi" from the Six Dynasties period (497-590). The original tune is discovered in the earliest notated score written by Qiu Ming dated back to about fifteen hundred years ago. The thoughtful melodies, taken from the opening section, are woven together in a double canon, as the recapitulation part of the piece, leaving a lasting impression after the quiet ending. In contrast to two outside sections, the middle is more animate and active.
Version: String orchestra, or, String quartet/quintet
Year composed: 1986
Duration: 00:09:00
Ensemble type: Orchestra:String Orchestra
Instrumentation: 1 Strings (General)
Instrumentation notes: str orch

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