Tibetan Tunes

Chen Yi

Soli Parts with Piano Reduction
Performing Ensemble: Piano Trio
Item Number: 114-41335
Number of Pages: 36
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University, the two-movement Tibetan Tunes was written for the New Pacific Trio and was premiered at the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific in January 2007 in Stockton, California. The first movement is inspired by the Tibetan folk tune "Du Mu," while the second movement "Dui Xie" is a kind of Tibetan folk ensemble music typically played with the plucked instrument Zhamunie, the bamboo flute, and the fiddle Erhu. Chen explains, "The music presents the rich gestures of Du Mu (a name of a god in Tibetan Buddhism) in a serene mood." A unique and notable addition to this prolific composer's catalog of works. For advanced players. Duration: 12'

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I. Du Mu
II. Dui Xie