|Composer:||黃學揚 Alfred WONG|
|Work Title:||Music for Winds《氣樂》(dizi, sheng and bass guan)|
|Instrumentation:||dizi, sheng and bass guan|
|Year of Premiere:||2010.08.15|
In traditional Chinese instrumental ensembles such as Shanghai silk and bamboo ensemble and quintet for Cantonese music, they normally consist of different families of instruments. Though there are traditional Chinese ensembles like tutti winds with percussion, an intimate style of chamber music for Chinese winds is still waiting to be explored. As wind instruments requires “Qi” (breathing) to make the sound, the title “Qi Yue” means the music performed by wind instruments, namely for dizi, 36-keyed sheng and keyed bass guan, a revolutionary combination. The piece consists of three tiny movements, which can be viewed as an introduction, intermezzo and a coda. This humorous trio requires the independency of individual lines with occasional display of individual virtuosity. This work is commissioned by Tsun Lok Dizi Ensemble in 2010 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund.