Two poems from the Book of Songs

Two poems from the Book of Songs : Vocal score

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for SATB with divisions (with tenor solo in 'The peach tree') The text of this work is selected from The Book of Songs, China's earliest anthology of poetry consisting of 305 songs popular between the 11th and 6th centuries BC. The setting is an English translation of the two poems so that this oldest of China's literary classics may be better understood. The musical style is not restricted to the traditional folk song form in pentatonic scale: freer melodic expression is achieved through atonal means and the style of a rustic song is retained.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 36 pages
  • 175 x 266 x 2mm | 109g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019386519X
  • 9780193865198

About Long Zhou

Zhou Long is internationally recognized for creating a unique body of music that brings together the aesthetic concepts and musical elements of East and West. Deeply grounded in the entire spectrum of his Chinese heritage, including folk, philosophical, and spiritual ideals, he is a pioneer in transferring the idiomatic sounds and techniques of ancient Chinese musical traditions to modern Western instruments and ensembles. Born in Beijing but a United States citizen since 1999, Zhou Long is married to the composer-violinist Chen Yi.show more

Table of contents

The peach tree ; Gathering plantainshow more