Chen Yi

About this work:

(Published by Theodore Presser Company) The piano solo piece Guessing was commissioned for the 1990 Renée B. Fisher Awards Competition as required repertoire for the Senior Division for pianists between the ages of 14 and 18. I often remember the very popular Chinese folk song called "Guessing" which is in a humorous antiphonal singing style. For this piano piece, I took a fragment of the tune from the song and developed it in pitch, range, dynamics, rhythm, and expression, using basic techniques of piano performance. The piece shows a simple and rustic feeling in an obviously strong Chinese musical style. For further information, please contact: Theodore Presser Company Attn: Permissions Department <>

Version: Solo piano
Year composed: 1990
Duration: 00:05:00
Ensemble type: Keyboard:Piano
Instrumentation: 1 Piano
Instrumentation notes: Intermediate level of difficulty

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