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




Composition in Shang Mode

Composed by TSE Chun-Yan (1990)

    There used to be a special scale in the Shang mode pieces from the middle volume of the Shenqi Mipu (1425) with much use of semitones, and which could easily be taken as in the Gong mode. It is a pity that simplification took place in the subsequent scores with the dropping of semitones, and the uniqueness of this scale vanished.

    This piece composed in the ancient scale is an attempt to bring back the special interest that is age-old yet with a fresh appeal.

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Remarks: Minor typo errors corrected on 13-May-2007, and file name of score changed to 006.1.pdf.