Suite from China West

for Saxophone Quintet

Chen Yi (composer)


  • Soprano Saxophone in B
  • Alto Saxophone in E
  • Tenor Saxophone in B
  • Baritone Saxophone in E
  • Bass Saxophone in B
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This three-movement work for saxophone quintet was created for premiere at the 18th World Saxophone Congress held in July 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia.  The suite is adapted from Chen Yi's Woodwind Quintet No. 3 (2008), which was originally a four-movement piano duet (2007) and a symphonic wind ensemble work (2007). The authentic folk music from China West amazed and inspired Chen Yi in the creation of this work, which includes folk music elements drawn from the folk songs Du Mu and Amaliehuo of the Zang People; Ashima of the Yi People; as well as Dou Duo and the Lusheng ensemble music of the Miao People. It is scored for soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones with possible multiple players for all parts.
SKU: 114-41924
Duration: 12:00
Tempo: Calmly (q = 50)
Commission Notice: Commissioned by 16 saxophone professors from music institutes in China: Ao Kun, Cui Ronghan, Fan Hefeng, Fan Shurui, Feng Zeyu, Huang Jian, Lin Yafei, Lv Yukun, Li Manlong, Li Yusheng, Li Zhiyuan, Shi Huasong, Shao Weiping, Wang Heng, Yang Tong, and Zhang Guoqiang.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 68
UPC: 6-80160-68476-2
1. Introduction
2. Zang Songs
3. Miao Dances
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