Xian Shi

for Viola and Orchestra

Chen Yi

Performing Ensemble: Viola with Orchestra
Duration: 00:14:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Xian Shi was composed in 1983 in Beijing. The composition material, especially in melodic style and timbre of traditional instruments, is drawn from the Xian Shi, a kind of folk ensemble music from Chaozhou, a region in Guangdong province in southern China where I grew up. The traditional music sounds to me like my native language, from which I can feel some Chinese thoughts and spirit. I expressed this feeling in my viola concerto.

Scores & Parts

Xian Shi - Full Score - Study
Xian Shi - Full Score - Large
Xian Shi - Solo Part

Additional Information

Composition Date 1983
Orchestration Solo Vla.; 2(Picc.) 2 2 2 - 4 3 2 0; Timp. 2Perc. Str.
Premiere 1983. Liu Lizhou, solo Viola, China Film Studio Symphony, Yao Guanrong, conductor, Beijing, China.

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