Ji-Dong-Nuo

For Piano

Chen Yi

Solo Part
Performing Ensemble: Piano Unaccompanied
Item Number: 110-41767
Number of Pages: 8
Duration: 5:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print

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Ji-Dong-Nuo
Kiu Tung Poon, piano

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Ji-Dong-Nuo is the name of a folk ballad of the Yao ethic people in southwest China, Borrowed from the name of a quail who sings beautiful tunes. According to legend, there was a girl who loved singing. However, she became unhappy after she married, since she had to stop singing under the orders of her father. Once, she heard a happy quail singing on the hill and she broke out singing a beautiful song of her own. The song has been passed on and given the title Ji-Dong-Nuo to describe the beautiful story. This piano solo piece was inspired by Ji-Dong-Nuo, drawing some pitch material from the folk tune while keeping the characteristics of the girl and the style of Chinese traditional instrumental performance.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Carnegie Hall for Emanuel Ax's "Ballad" concert program
Composition Date 2005