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Yunnan Tone Poem No 1

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Wang Xilin

Wang Xilin (arr. Yu Hai)

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This work bears the designation Opus 3.

General Info

Year: 1963
Duration: c. 26:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Unpublished
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Spring rain in a tea plantation
2. Along the path of a mountain village
3. Night song
4. Torch festival – 7:30


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Program Notes

Wang Xilin became well known for his Yunnan Tone Poem (1963), for which he was awarded the highest prize given by the Chinese government in 1981.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

The original was completed in 1964 and was revised in 1978. The author used the folk tones of Yunnan ethnic minority to develop the symphonic technique and wrote this custom symphony set including four movements. Including: I. Tea Forest Spring Rain II. Shanzhai Road III. Night Song IV. Torch Festival . The finale of the song, Torch Festival, is popular with the audience and is often performed alone. It is one of the most popular Chinese works at home and abroad.

The first movement, Chalin Spring Rain The author used a light ink painting style to draw a picture of deep artistic conception: the green tea, the green rain, the folk song, and the vitality. The middle section turned into a bold, magnificent song-like tone, and finally returned to a light and distant mood.

The second movement is Mountain Road. On a small road between the jungles of the mountains, the minority men and women are less than happy and moving, and the lively and witty tone depicts the scenes of laughter and laughter in the crowd. The middle passage is an impromptu dance scene, and the lyrical and light dance shows the light and graceful dance of the girls.

The third movement night song. On a summer night, the bright moon walks through the clouds, and the euphemistic cradle sings the baby into a dream. Next to the campfire, the grandfather told a story about folklore. The love story about the gods, young hunters and beautiful girls with colorful feathers and feathers introduced the villagers into a beautiful mythical realm.

The fourth movement Torch Festival. In the festivals of the whole nation, young men and women dressed in festive costumes are singing and dancing. There are three different styles of dance themes interspersed: strong, rough men's dances; graceful, feminine women's dances and jubilant group dances: in the climax of the carnival, once again reappearing the first movement theme, in the tight The drum dance sounds the end of the whole song.

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State Ratings

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  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Band (Betsy McCann, conductor) – 29 October 2018 *North American Premiere Performance*

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