A Little Stream (Xiao He Tang Shui). Arranged by Albert Wang. Orchestra. Part(s); Score; String Orchestra. Highland String Orchestra. Folk; World. Grade 4. 124 pages. Published by Highland/Etling (AP.38499).
One of the most well-known folk songs of China, yet less so elsewhere, this piece describes the beauty of a stream as it moves across the terrain, flowing quickly, flowing slowly, moving quietly, and tumbling loudly over a waterfall. While this is an authentic cross-curricular work, the orchestration combines the pentatonic, traditional, jazz, and modern harmonies in 2/2 time. The arranger has included tips for performing Chinese tunes and information about Yunnan.