Chinese Flute Solos: 15 Traditional and Contemporary Pieces
Approved Exam Music
Recommended for the following exam grade(s):
From the Publisher
The edition is part of the Trinity syllabus 2007 (grade 6)
A collection of music for the traditional Chinese bamboo flute selected and transcribed for performance on Western transverse flute. Includes introduction to concept of music in Chinese culture and explanations of traditional performance techniques, ornamentation and Chinise dizi (bamboo flute). Suitable for grade 5 and above.
Three Variations on Plum Blossom,
"This well known and characteristic Chinese tune was first notated in 1425. Plum Blossom is a common symbol in Chinese literature and art, representing elegance, nobility, purity and strength. Three Variations on Plum Blossom exists in many forms and has been arranged for a variety of solo and ensemble combinations. This version is quite a short one, including only two of the three variations often heard."
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Lady Meng Jiang
- Perpetual Spring
- Purple Bamboo Melody
- Red, Red Moon
- Su Wu Tends Sheep
- Eight Segment Brocade
- Playing the Qin
- Three Variations on Plum Blossom
- Song of Happiness
- Gu Su Xing
- Happy Meeting
- Flying Partridge
- Here comes the Cuckoo