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Jade flute : Sonata no. 3 : flute solo

by Larry Sitsky (1994)

Also known as: Sonata No. 3

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Performance by Ivan Bellocq from the CD Aujourd'hui l'Australie.

Aujourd'hui l'Australie.

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Aujourd'hui l'Australie.

Library shelf no. CD 801 [Available for loan]

Sonata No. 3

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Score

Sonata No. 3 : 'The Jade Flute', for solo flute / music by Larry Sitsky.

Library shelf no. 788.32183/SIT 7 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Whence comes the sound of the jade flute,
Flying through the dark,
Coming with the spring wind, Hovering over Loyang?
Li-Po

The Chinese held jade in the greatest veneration. The word for jade, 'yu', also signified a beauty of spirit and the stone became the symbol of the five cardinal virtues. Jade's ability to produce a pure musical tone was known in China from very ancient times and indeed, gongs were made out of the material. Jade was widely used as a miracle medicine as well as the most prized stone for elaborate works of art.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: Flute.

Duration: 10 min.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Virginia Taylor

Commission note: Commissioned for the 1995, 7th Australian Flute Competition as a test piece, September 1994

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