The sheet music of Man-Ching Donald Yu

On Hearing a Monk from Shu Playing His Lute for dizi/shakuhachi, zheng, pipa, sanxian/shamisen and erhu

SM-000081407
Composer
Man-Ching Donald Yu
Publisher
Man-Ching Donald Yu
Genre
World / Ethnic / Chinese
Instrumentation
Shakuhachi, Erhu, Dizi, Pipa, Shamisen
Scored for
Quintet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Duration
7'0"
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2011

Description
The piece is inspired by the poem, On Hearing a Monk from Shu Playing His Lute, written by Li Bai during the Tang Dynasty. The poem depicts a monk playing his green lute by sweeping his fingers over the strings as if the poet hears the sough generated by wind through pine-trees. The poet also feels that a running stream washes his heart and does not feel the sun departs from autumn loud.
The music begins with soft and subtle tones. Soon the zheng blends with the other instrumental sounds by presenting repeated figures which fade out until reaching the climax. This section symbolizes “wind through pine-trees” as well as “running streams.” Nevertheless, the piece ends in a contrasting manner which fades out mysteriously.

Upload date
10 Nov 2011

Price

Sheet music file
10.00 USD
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