WEST LAKE, THE
About this work:
My choral work The West Lake is commissioned by and dedicated to Chicago a cappella and its founder and artistic director Jonathan Miller, to celebrate the choir's 10th anniversary, premiered on Sept. 9, 2003 in Chicago. The text of The West Lake is an ancient Chinese poem written by Su Dong-po (1036-1101) in 1073 (Song Dynasty), sung in Chinese. The brimming waves delight the eye on sunny days; The dimming hills give a rare view in rainy haze. The West Lake looks like the fair lady at her best Whether she is richly adorned or plainly dressed.
Version: Mixed choir, sung in Chinese
Year composed: 2003
Ensemble type: Chorus, with or without Solo Voices:Chorus, Unaccompanied
Instrumentation notes: For Mixed Chorus. Published by Theodore Presser Company [312-41831].