Shuo

for String Orchestra

Chen Yi

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Commissioned by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra for its 1994-95 season opening, "Shuo" is in one movement, written for string orchestra. While representing the first day of every month in the lunar calendar, the word ?shuo? in Chinese means ?initiate.? In the string orchestra piece "Shuo", I applied initial materials taken from Chinese folk music, in terms of tunes and mountain song singing gestures, and developed them for string instruments properly. The pentatonic lines are woven vividly in different layers, to paint a delicate oriental landscape. The work is recorded in the album ?Sparkle: Chamber Music of Chen Yi,? on CRI, released in 1999.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra for its 1994-95 season opening
Composition Date 1994
Duration 00:08:00
Orchestration Str.
Premiere 22nd, 1995. San Jose Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Barbara Day Turner

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