About this work:
Tibetan Tunes for violin, cello and piano (2007) I. Du Mu II. Dui Xie Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University, my two-movement trio Tibetan Tunes is written for the New Pacific Trio (Igor Veligan, violin, Nina Flyer, cello, and Sonia Leong, piano) and premiered at the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific on Jan. 27, 2007 in Stockton, California. The first movement is inspired by a Tibetan folk tune Du Mu played on a recorder Xiongling. The music presents the rich gestures of Du Mu (a name of a god in Tibetan Buddhism) in a serene mood. Dui Xie is a kind of Tibetan folk ensemble music with a same tune in the introduction and the coda, played with the plucking instrument Zhamunie, the bamboo flute and the fiddle Erhu, often performed with singing and tap dancing. The pitch materials of the second movement Dui Xie are drawn from the folk ensemble music and a lyrical Tibetan folk song Amaliehuo.
Arrangement of Tibetan Tunes from violin, cello and piano to violin, clarinet and piano is for for Eugene Pook's Eastman School DMA recital at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York, premiered on April 9, 2009.
Arrangement of Tibetan Tunes from violin, cello and piano to clarinet, cello and piano is for Prof. Zhu Shuang of Hainan University, premiered on 12/15/2019 in Haikou City, Hainan Province, China.
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