Dragon Rhyme

For Symphonic Band

Chen Yi

Full Score - Study
Performing Ensemble: Wind Ensemble
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flutes 1, 2, Oboes 1, 2, English Horn in F, Bassoons 1, 2, Contrabassoon, Clarinet in Eb, Clarinets in Bb 1, 2 , 3, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophones in Eb 1, 2, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Trumpets in Bb 1, 2, 3, Horns in
Item Number: 115-40206F
Number of Pages: 88
Duration: :15:30
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

From the composer: Dragon Rhyme for Symphonic Band is in two movements: I. Mysteriously-Harmoniously, and II. Energetically. The first movement is lyrical, and the second powerful. Featuring the basic intervals found in Beijing Opera music, the thematic material in both movements is matched, and used economically for development throughout the work. The instrumental texture is rich in colors, from transparent and delicate to angular and strong. Taking the image of the dragon, which is auspicious, fresh, and vivid, the music is layered and multidimensional. It symbolizes Eastern culture. When it meets the world, it becomes a part of the global family.


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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the National Wind Ensemble Consortium Group
Duration 15:30
Orchestration 3 (Picc.), 3 (E.H.), 5 (Eb Cl., B.Cl., 3 Bb Cl.), 3 (Cbsn.); 4, 3, 3 (B.Tbn.), 2 (Euph.); 2 A.Sx., T.Sx., Bar.Sx., Timp., 3 Perc., Hp.


I. Mysteriously - Harmoniously
II. Energetically