The quickening : For soprano and qin
by Liza Lim (2005)
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Instrumentation: Soprano voice, qin.
Duration: 22 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Contents note: I. The quickening -- II. One lip, one tongue -- III. Ceremony for childbirth -- IV. Xin (heart) -- V. Cicadas in the body endlessly cry.
Dedication note: The Quickening' is dedicated to Joséphine Makovits. 'Xin (heart)' is dedicated to my son, Raphael
Commission note: Commissioned by the Festival d'Automne á Paris.
Texts are fragments of Chinese poems, from the collection 'Where the sea stands still', by Yang Lian.
Together with In the shadow's light, this forms a work titled Ceremony of the seasons.
Comprises five sections - four movements for soprano and qin and a qin solo entitled 'Xin (heart)', placed between the third and fourth duo movements. The qin solo was composed in 2002
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