Boatmen's Song (Transient Glory Series). By Bright Sheng. Arranged by Francisco J. Nunez and Francisco N. For Choral (SSAA). Choral. 32 pages. G. Schirmer #ED4376. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50486623).
ISBN 1423433351. 6.75x10.5 inches.
This work is scored for a professional children's choir, or a women's chorus, guiro(s) and harp and is based on a folk song from northern Shaanxi Province in China. The music is a simple rhythmic towing song sung by boat-trackers along the river and is noted for its vivid reflection of the tempestuous turbulence of the river.