Happy Tune

for Flute and Cello

Chen Yi (composer)


  • Flute
  • Cello


Chen Yi describes the cheery interplay of HAPPY TUNE as one instrument playing a lively melody, while the other plays a vivid rhythmic pattern as accompaniment. The pair of instruments imitates Chinese folk song singing, as well as the traditional wind instrument sheng, a mouth pipe organ. One of the composer’s favorite themes to develop for different textures, HAPPY TUNE is a variant from Chen Yi’s Three Bagatelles from China West, both versions appearing in several scorings.
SKU: 114-42259
Duration: 02:30
Dedication: for Kim Kashkashian and Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu on the 25th anniversary of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 16
UPC: 6-80160-68549-3
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3477-1
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