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Nine Dragons for piano

Classical/Contemporary • 2010
 
     
 

Nine Dragons for piano


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PDF, 2.30 Mb ID: SM-000057684 Upload date: 16 Feb 2011
Instrumentation
Piano
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Publisher
Man-Ching Donald Yu
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
6'0
Nine Dragons is a single movement concert piano piece. It is inspired by the Chinese painting “The Nine Dragons” which was painted by Chen Rong in 1244 AD during the Sung Dynasty. In the piece, there are nine sections and each section represents each dragon. Throughout the whole piece, abstract variation is used and the musical materials are mainly based on the fusion of Chinese pentatonic set-classes and various post-tonal trichordal set-classes. The middle sections of the piece are articulated by some textural contrasts for becoming more pointillistic and a preceding climax is featured by saturating with dramatic double octaves in which developing variations take place. After the climax, a passage full of ostinato emerges and the ostinato cells are mainly constructed through the combination of pentatonic and chromatic elements. Generally speaking, numerous Chinese colours are involved in the piece and those colours are more often juxtaposed and blended with atonalized impressionistic gestures for generating my unique personal voice.
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