The silvered lute
a Wang Wei song album for soprano and piano, op.107

Derek Healey
Composer
Derek Healey
Composition Date: 2006
Genre: Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Soprano
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Programme Note:
This set of songs by the great Tang Dynasty poet and founder of the Southern school of landscape painters Wang Wei was written during the summer of 2006 for the Chinese-American soprano Mei Zhong. The vocal part is largely pentatonic with occasional pien-tones used in the Chinese manner. The piano part utilizes techniques derived from traditional Chinese instruments, particularly the Gu Zheng, the Qin, the Yang Chin and the Erhu. The majority of the texts are quatrains and of a quietist, pastoral, nature with strong Buddhist overtones, although two of the songs, 'Green Creek' and 'The Hunt' are far more active. The text is in English, adapted from the original by the composer.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1101 H434sil
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • February 8, 2007
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ((2), 28 p.) ; 28 cm.
    30 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Soprano and piano
    Texts by Wang Wei (translated by Derek Healey)
    1. The Ravine
    2. The Grove of Dark Bamboo
    3. Green Creek
    4. Green Willows
    5. Cold Mountain
    6. Autumn Moon
    7. The Hunt
    8. Old Home
    9. The Empty Mountain
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