a long the riverrun
for erhu and piano

Composition Date: 2013
Duration: 00:06:15
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Misc. String Solo

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Ethnic bowed strings
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Programme Note:
五言律詩宋之問題大庾嶺北驛陽月南飛雁, 傳聞至此回 我行殊未已 何日復歸來? 江靜潮初落 林昏瘴不開 明朝望 應見隴頭梅。They say that wild geese, flying southward, Here turn back, this very month.... Shall my own southward journey Ever be retraced, I wonder? ...The river is pausing at ebb-tide, And the woods are thick with clinging mist -- But tomorrow morning, over the mountain, Dawn will be white with the plum-trees of home.Song Zhiwen (c. 660 – 710) "a way a lone a last a loved a long the / riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay..."James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake (1939.) This work traces an imaginary voyage from the youthful beginnings of a river, winding and surging through maturity to its ultimate destination the ocean. Although the traveller may never return to the river’s origin, there is a deep sense of nostalgia for home and a kinship with the countless travellers who have made a similar trek in days past and still to come. Dedicated in friendship and admiration to Nicole Li and Corey Hamm.

Premiere Information:
6 December 2013, Roy Barnett Hall, Vancouver. Nicole Li, erhu, Corey Hamm, piano.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3215 G585alo
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Misc. String Solo
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • February 13, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (11 p.);
    11 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 3
    1 part (3 p.);
    3 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For erhu and piano.
    Commissioned by Nicole Li and Corey Hamm
    Recording available from Redshift Music - TK437 © 2014
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