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Chen Yi

Chen Yi

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General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: American Composer Forum
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Bassoon I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composer Chen Yi is a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music & Dance (abbreviated UMKC). She composed the UMKC Fanfare for the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory Wind Symphony's performance at the 2009 College Band Directors National Association National Conference in Austin, Texas.

- Program Note by Dave Strickler

The pitch material is taken from a Chinese folk tune Baban, and the texture is taken from a kind of Chinese traditional instrumental ensemble music used in ritual ceremony, which feature blowing instruments suona (shawn, made with wood), and sheng (free-reed mouth organ, made with gourd). The music is slow to fast, and reaches an extremely fast section in the climax, followed by a strong and short coda in unison. The music presents the images of conflict, struggle, yearning, encouragement, and triumph. It's energetic and celebration.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Battisti, Frank. The NEW Winds of Change. Meredith Music Publications, 2018, pp. 305.