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Chen Yi

Chen Yi (transcription by the composer)

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 13:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - Rental


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (doubling Piccolos)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II-III (Optional doubling Trombone I and II)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales (two - b and c')
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimbas (3; one 4.5 octave, two 4.0 octave)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Woodblock (Japanese high)
  • Xylophone (3.5 octave)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by The Women's Philharmonic and the American Composers Orchestra with a grant provided by NEA in 2000, the orchestral piece TU was composed between July and August of 2002, and dedicated to the memory of New York firefighters who sacrificed themselves protecting thousands of fellow citizens at the 9.11 tragedy in 2001, to express the composer's compassion for the victims and their families, to denounce terrorist acts, and to call for peace in the future. The first recording was produced by BIS and performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Lan Shui in October, 2002. The world premiere took place on March 7. 2004, at The Women's Philharmonic's final concert, The American Women Masters Gala Concertante, conducted by Anne Manson, at Herbst Theater, San Francisco, CA, as part of a state-wide festival promoting women composers and conductors throughout the month. The wind ensemble version was premiered subsequently on April 8, 2004, by UMKC Wind Symphony conducted by Dr. Sarah McKoin. The Chinese character Tu could be related to burning, poison and fiery.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Symphony (Steven D. Davis, conductor) - 10 December 2021
  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Ensemble (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 26 March 2008
  • DePauw University (Greencastle, Ind.) Band (Craig Pare, conductor) – 17 February 2008
  • Larvik School of Music (Norway) Wind Ensemble (Odd T. Lysebo, conductor) – 1 October 2005
  • Transylvania Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) – 3 August 2004; Brevard Music Festival
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) – 8 April 2004

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