Chung kuo kuang hsi ch'u

Kee-Yong Kam
Kee-Yong Kam
Composition Date: 1978
Revision Date: 1978
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
Programme Note:
Composed on commission for the TOKK Ensemble of Tokyo, this work was originally for solo violin, piano, harp and percussion. In 1978, the composer rearranged it for violin and piano.
The work is in free form, rhapsodic in its moods and with stirring internal contrasts. Two vividly contrasting melodies constitute the thematic materials, both entirely oriental in character and, as with all the composer's works, original material.
After a spacious Larghetto built out of shimmering harmonies, there is a short cadenza for violin that anticipates both the thematic content as well as the spirit of the whole work. The Andante melody that follows is plaintive and tranquil. This is followed by the second melody which is lively and spirited. With these two contrasting moods established, the work continues by alternating between the two, developing slightly with each new section. The pace picks up toward the end and the work finishes with a fine flourish of exuberant momentum.
Credits: Kam Kee Yong, Lim Peng Ann. Liner Notes, Cicada; Avant Garde Productions AGP 502-2, 2002.
Creator: Kam Kee Yong, Lim Peng Ann
Subject: Kuang Xiang Qu
Date Created: 2002


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3211 K15ch
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 15, 1993
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (13 p. ) + 1 violin part (3 p.) ;
    13 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Parts page count: 3
  • Additional Information:
  • For violin and piano.
    Arranged from a version for solo violin, piano, harp and percussion commissioned by the TOKK Ensemble of Tokyo.
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