XIAN SHI FOR VIOLA, PIANO AND PERCUSSION
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. The score and parts are published by Theodore Presser Company <https://www.presser.com/chen-yi?p=2>
Year composed: 1982
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice
Instrumentation notes: One percussionist plays a set of instruments.