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1822741
1822741
1822741

Two Chinese Songs

For Voice and Piano

By Vincent Persichetti

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Voice, Piano
For Voice and Piano. Composed by Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987). Classical. Piano reduction/vocal score. With Standard notation. Opus 29. Duration 1 minute, 20 seconds. Theodore Presser Company #161-00068. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.161000680).

Item Number: PR.161000680

Text: Traditional, Wang Chi.

Two very brief gems, 1. All Alone and 2. These Days, for very limited voice tessitura (within the range of a major 9th)" The two songs are based on two 4-line stanzas from "170 Chinese Poems," translated by Arthur Waley. In each contrasting song the crystalline melody is provided with a similar occompaniment restricted to one staff line. All Alone employs a pitch ostinato on Bb in the accompanient, while These days is constructed around a recurring rhythmic figure and its augmentations and diminutions. For studios, schools, collleges, professional. Very easy.

  • I. All Alone [Text by Traditional, Translated by Arthur Waley] 
  • II. These Days [Text by Wang Chi, Translated by Arthur Waley] 
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