Suite From China West

For Wind Ensemble

Chen Yi

Full Score - Study
Performing Ensemble: Wind Ensemble
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, English Horn, Bassoon 1, Bassoon 2, Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Clarinet 3 in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone 1 in Eb, Alto Saxophone 2 in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Trumpet 3 in Bb, Horn 1 in F, Horn 2 in F, Horn 3 in F, Horn 4 in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Euphonium 1, Euphonium 2, Tuba, Timpani, Double Bass, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Percussion 3
Item Number: 115-40201F
Number of Pages: 52
Duration: 13:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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A wonderful piece from the new Wind Band Select series.Commissioned by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony in 2005, Suite From China West for Wind Ensemble is written in four movements, and was premiered on May 18, 2008, conducted by Lewis J. Buckley at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. The authentic folk music from China West has amazed and inspired the composer to write this piece, which has folk music elements drawn from the folk songs Gadameilin and Pastoral of the Meng People; Ashima of the Yi People; Du Mu and Amaliehuo of the Zang People, and Dou Duo and the Lusheng ensemble music of the Miao People. Duration: 13'

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Commission Commissioned by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Lawrence Isaacson, Music Director)


I. Introduction
II. Meng Songs
III. Zang Songs
IV. Miao Dances