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Little Scenes from China


  • Interesting, worth a look
  • Worth the high price tag

From the Publisher

Soong’s quintet in the style of traditional Chinese music is in five short, contrasting movements depicting various scenes of China, old and new. The movements are New Year’s Day, A Little Boat on the River Li, Fast Ride on the South Sea, In the Moonlight, Thinking of a Place Far, Far Away, and Flower Drum Song. A beautiful work, full of energy and hauntingly beautiful sonorities and harmonies, perfect for recitals, educational concerts, multicultural programming and jobs.

Difficulty guide: 8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • 1. New Year's Day
  • 2. A Little Boat on the River Li
  • 3. Fst Ride on the South Sea
  • 4. In the Moonlight, Thinking of a Place Far, Far Away
  • 5. Flower Drum Song

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Oboe
  • Part 3: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 4: French Horn
  • Part 5: Bassoon
Category: Music for Wind Quintet
Publisher: International Opus
Publisher's reference: WW5-9830
Our Stock Code: 1141757
Media Type: Paperback (13 pages [score])