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The quickening : For soprano and qin

by Liza Lim (2005)

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Performance by Deborah Kayser, Yang Chun Wei from the CD In the shadow's light ; The quickening

In the shadow's light ; The quickening

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In the shadow's light ; The quickening / Liza Lim

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The quickening : for soprano & qin / Liza Lim ; poetry by Yang Lian.

Library shelf no. Q 783.6654/LIM 3 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2005

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.

First performance: by Deborah Kayser, Yang Chun Wei — 29 Nov 05. Festival d'Automne, Amphitheâtre, Cité de la Musique, 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

Performances of this work

15 Nov 2010: at Spirit Weapons (Hall 2, Kings Place). Featuring Deborah Kayser.

29 Nov 05: Festival d'Automne, Amphitheâtre, Cité de la Musique, Paris. Featuring Deborah Kayser, Yang Chun Wei.

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