New compositions and reconstructions (dapu) for the qin by TSE Chun-Yan




The Oil-lamp Flickered

Composed by TSE Chun-Yan (1988)

    This composition was based on the structure and style of traditional qin music, with modulation in the finale to enhance its musical appeal. The composer was inspired by a poem written by NALAN Shengde (a scholar of the Qing Dynasty) in which he lamented the transient reunion with his late wife in a dream. The poem ends like this: "The moment I embraced her the oil-lamp flickered, and I was left alone gazing at the glaring lamp-glass."

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Remarks: Minor typo errors corrected on 01-Sep-2009, and file name of score changed to 004.2.pdf.