From the Publisher
Theodore Presser Company presents popular composer Chen Yi’s contribution to Marya Martin’s Eight Visions anthology, a trio of Chinese folk songs entitled Three Bagatelles from China West, written for flute and piano. Chen was inspired by authentic folk music from China West and this work consists of exploratory compositions drawn from folk songs such as “Shange Diao,” written for a wind instrument called the Lerong, “Nai Guo Hou,” written for a different wind instrument called the Bawu, and “Dou Duo,” a folk song meant to evoke the sounds of Lusheng ensemble playing of the Miao People. For advanced players.
"The authentic folk music from China West has amazed me and inspired me to write this piece which has folk music elements drawn from the solo pieces Shange Diao and Nai Gou Hou, pitch material sung in the folk song Ashima, the folk song Duo Duo and the sound effect of the Lusheng ensemble playing of the Maio People."
First performance given by Marya Martin on a wooden flute.
Performance duration (approx): 10'00
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).