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Chinese Folk Song Suite
By Chinese Folk

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Orchestra violin 1, violin 2, violin 3, viola, cello, bass - Grade 2.5
Composed by Chinese Folk. Edited by Todd Parrish. Arranged by Chen Yi. Set of Score and Parts. 16+16+4+10+10+10+12 pages. Duration 5 minutes. Carl Fischer Music #YAS226. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.YAS226).

Item Number: CF.YAS226

ISBN 9781491162743. Key: D major.

Chen Yi’s original "A Set of Chinese Folk Songs" included ten songs, first arranged for the vocal ensemble Chanticleer to perform with students in the “Singing-in-the-Schools” programs in the 1990's. Taken from a wide range of geographic regions in China, with rich characteristics and expressive contrast, the set has been sung by many choirs around the world in the past thirty years. Three songs from that collection have been thoughtfully arranged into a three-movement suite for intermediate string orchestras, bringing this beautiful Chinese folk music to even more young musicians. The celebratory Fengyang Song is from Anhui province which is popular in the whole country. The lyrical love song Flowing Stream is from Yunnan province in the southwest, and the passionate and vivid Mayila is from the ethnic group known as Kazakhs in the northwest.

About Carl Fischer Young String Orchestra Series

This series of Grade 2/Grade 2.5 pieces is designed for second and third year ensembles. The pieces in this series are characterized by:
--Occasionally extending to third position
--Keys carefully considered for appropriate difficulty
--Addition of separate 2nd violin and viola parts
--Viola T.C. part included
--Increase in independence of parts over beginning levels

  • I. Fengyang Song 
  • II. Flowing Stream 
  • III. Mayila 
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