The explanation of An Autumn Scene of Shatin

by Yen, Maiw-Rong

Abstract (Summary)
An Autumn Scene of Shatin was composed between March and April, 2000. This ensemble piece is written for solo soprano, female chorus, clarinet, bassoon, violin, violoncello, piano and percussion (one player). The composition was named after the poem An Autumn Scene of Shatin, written by Prof. Yu Chung-Kwuang. The composer tried to express the images of the poem by word-painting. The designs of musical structure and the text were tightly connected. The form of this work is through-composed. It can be divided into four parts£º Adagio - Un poco animato - Chorale grandioso - Adagio. At the two-third length of the work, the composer quoted the Renaissance Mass L¡¯homme arm¨¨ to present special sound. Most of the main melodies of this piece are sung by solo soprano, and the transitions between sections are played by female chorus and instrumentalists. The manipulation of texture is an important element. The vocal pitch material is based on interval. On the other hand, the overall instrument pitch is used with tone row. The special technique of strings with overtones, pizzcato, glissando, col legno and sul ponticello are illustrated to create extraordinary effects. This exquisite piece is like a miniature tone poem with words.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:none; none; Tzyy-Sheng Lee

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:explanation an autumn scene of shatin


Date of Publication:07/04/2000

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