Eternal Pine

for Six Traditional Chinese Instruments

Score and Parts
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Originally commissioned by the Contemporary Music Ensemble Korea (CMEK) for gayageum player Yi Jiyoung, Eternal Pine (2008) is dedicated to Dr. Lee Hye-ku, who taught Chou about Korean music, in honor of the scholar's 100th birthday. The pine of the title is a symbol of longevity and the eternity of nature.

The work is composed in seven parts, totaling twenty minutes: "Prelude—Exploring the modes", "Meditation on Eternity, Part I", "Ode to the Eternal Pine", "Meditation, Part II", "Lofty Peaks, Profound Gorges", "Water murmuring over the rocks", and finally a brief "Codetta: Echoes of the Ode". Composed using Western notation, the score includes a full English glossary of the symbols used to indicate various playing techniques. Originally composed for gayageum accompanied by a quartet of Korean instruments, Eternal Pine appears here in a version for a sizhu ensemble of six Chinese instruments: di, guan, sheng, pipa, zheng, and gu. This version, commissioned by the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, was premiered in 2012.

Additional Information

Item Number: EP68732
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 76
Duration: 15 Mins
Publication Date: 29/09/2021
Barcode: 9790300761930
ISMN: 9790300761930
Format: 232 x 303 mm
Instrumentation: Di, guan, sheng, pipa, zheng, and gu
Language: English

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