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Melodies of China

Playing Chinese Folk Songs on Piano With a CD of Performances

By Various

Piano - easy to intermediate
Playing Chinese Folk Songs on Piano With a CD of Performances. Composed by Various. Arranged by Zhang Zhao. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music with CD. Piano Collection. Chinese. Performance book with CD, Softcover with CD. 40.0 pages. Schott Music #ED 20478. Published by Schott Music (HL.49018257).

Item Number: HL.49018257

8.75x12 inches. Arranged and performed by Zhang Zhao.

The interest in China has been huge even before the country was selected to host the Olympic Games 2008. For years, Chinese music has become more and more popular, especially China's charming and varied folk music. With 'Melodies of China', Schott now presents collections of Chinese folk songs for various instruments. The songs in every volume have been arranged for the respective instruments by a Chinese expert arranger. The accompanying CD helps you to familiarize yourself with the characteristics of Chinese music.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Kara Dahl Russell
    Salisbury, Md
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 20, 2016 Lovely arrangments

    The piano pieces in this book are arrangements of Traditional Chinese folk melodies. One of the outstanding features is that the region of origin is noted for each piece. These are mostly low intermediate level pieces, about 75% of them have a misty, romantic quality. There are a few faster...

    , and more challenging pieces, esp. toward the end. The CD of the pieces is beautifully performed, a great resource for study and interpretation (played by the arranger/composer), and just lovely to listen to. These works very reminiscent of Chopin & Schubert's easier works. Most of these works are suitable for harp as well.

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