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Bright Sheng : Work List

  • Orchestra
  • Soloist(s) and Orchestra
    •  The Blazing Mirage (2012) - 20 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Cello
      Orchestration   str
    •  Colors of Crimson (2004) - 20 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Marimba
      Orchestration   2(pic).2(ca).2(bcl).2(cbn)/3220/timp.2perc/pf.hp/str
    •  Flute Moon (1999) - 18 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Flute (piccolo)
      Orchestration   2timp.3perc/hp.pf/str
    •  Let Fly (2013) - 20 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Violin
      Orchestration   2(pic).2(ca).2(bcl).2(cbn)/4.2.1+btbn.0/timp.3perc/hp/str
    •  Nanking! Nanking! (1999) - 26 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Pipa
      Orchestration   3(2pic).3(ca).3(Ebcl,bcl).3(cbn)/4331/timp.4perc/hp.pf/str
    •  Never Far Away (2008) - 24 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Harp
      Orchestration   2(pic).2(ca).2(bcl).2(cbn)/4.2(Ctpt).2.0/tmp.4perc/pf/str
    •  The Phoenix (2004) - 23 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Soprano
      Orchestration   3(2pic,afl).2+ca.3(Ebcl,bcl).2+cbn/4331/timp.4perc/hp/str
    •  Red Silk Dance (1999) - 15 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Piano
      Orchestration   2(2pic).22(Ebcl).2/4230/timp.3perc/str
    •  The Song and Dance of Tears (2003) - 26 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   cello, piano, pipa, sheng
      Orchestration   3(afl,2pic).3(ca).3(Ebcl,bcl).3(cbn)/4.3.2+btbn.1/timp.4perc/hp/str
    •  Spring Dreams for Violin and Traditional Chinese Orchestra (1997) - 25 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Violin
      Orchestration   Di: Bang, Qu, Xin / Sheng: Gao 1, Gao 2, Zhong / Suona: Gao, Zhong, Di / Di Guan, Liu Qin, Pipa / Ran: Zhong, Da / Yang Quin, 2 Zheng (1 player) / 5 Percussion / Hu: Gao, Er, Zhong, Cello, Bass
    •  Spring Dreams for Violoncello and Traditional Chinese Orchestra (1997) - 25 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Cello
      Orchestration   Di: Bang, Qu, Xin / Sheng: Gao 1, Gao 2, Zhong / Suona: Gao, Zhong, Di / Di Guan, Liu Qin, Pipa / Ran: Zhong, Da / Yang Quin, 2 Zheng (1 player) / 5 Percussion / Hu: Gao, Er, Zhong, Cello, Bass
    •  Two Poems for Cello and Orchestra (1997) - 25 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Cello
      Orchestration   3(2pic).3(ca).3(Ebcl.2bcl).3(cbn)/43(pictpt).31/timp.4perc/pf(cel,syn)/2hp/str
    •  Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty (1985) - 14 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Soprano
      Orchestration   1(pic,afl).111/1000/perc/hp.pf/str
    •  Wild Swan: Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra (2006) - 20 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Clarinet
      Orchestration   2(pic)2(ca)2(bcl)2(cbn)/3.2.1+btbn.0/timp.2perc/hp/str
  • Works for Band/Wind/Brass Ensemble
    •  La’i (Love Song) (2005) - 6 minute(s)
      Orchestration   1+2pic.2+ca.2(bcl)+Ebcl.2+cbn/432+btbn.1/timp.4perc/hp
      (2+4pic.4+2ca.4(2bcl)+2Ebcl.4+2cbn/6442/timp.4perc/hp)
    •  Shanghai Overture (for band) (2007) - 10 minute(s)
      Orchestration   1+2pic.2+ca.5+ebcl+bcl.2+cbn.ssx.asx.tsx.2barsx/4.3.2+btbn+2euph.1/timp.4perc/pf.hp/db
  • Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
    •  The Singing Gobi Desert (2010) - 20 minute(s)
      Orchestration   ssx, asx, tsx, barsx, perc, erhu/zhonghu, sheng, pipa, yangqin
  • Soloist(s) and Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
    •  Deep Red (2014) - 20 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Marimba
      Orchestration   fl, ob(ca), cl, bn, hn, pf, 2vn, va, vc, db
  • Works for 2-6 Players
  • Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
  • Solo Keyboard(s)
  • Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
  • Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
    •  The Boatmen’s Song (2004) - 5 minute(s)
      Chorus   Children’s treble choir (or Women’s Chorus SSAA)
      Orchestration   perc, hp
    •  Fragments from “The Song of Majnun” (1992) - 18 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Soprano, Tenor
      Chorus   small and large choruses
      Orchestration   2(2pic.afl).1(ca).1(bcl).1(cbn)/2110/2perc.hp.pf/str (min 6.5.4.3.2)
    •  Two Chinese Folk Tunes (1998) - 4 minute(s)
      Chorus   SA
      Orchestration   str
    •  Two Folk Songs from Qinghai (1989) - 10 minute(s)
      Chorus   Chorus
      Orchestration   1(pic).111/2110/2perc/pf/str
      (2perc.2pf)
  • Solo Voice(s) and up to 6 players
  • Opera and Music Theatre
    •  Madame Mao (2003) - 2 Hour(s) 0 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   High lyric Soprano, Mezzo soprano, 3 Baritones, 2 Sopranos, 2 Tenors, 2 Basses
      Chorus   SATB chorus
      Orchestration   2(pic).2(ca).2(Ebcl,bcl).2(cbn)/4331/timp.4perc/hp/str
    •  may i feel, said he. An Opera in Seven Minutes (1996) - 7 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   Soprano, Tenor
      Orchestration   pf (4 hands)
    •  The Silver River (1997) - 1 Hour(s) 8 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   African-American Actress (Western style), Asian Male Singer (Chinese Opera style), Baritone (Western Opera/Music Theater style), Asian Female Dancer, 2 Dancers
      Orchestration   fl(pic,afl), cl(bcl,perc), pipa, perc, vn(perc), vc(perc); Note: the flutist appears onstage as a male cowherd, the pipa player appears onstage as a goddess-weaver
    •  The Song of Majnun (1992) - 1 Hour(s) 0 minute(s)
      Soloist(s)   2 Baritones, Bass, 3 Mezzo Sopranos, Soprano, Tenor
      Chorus   chorus
      Orchestration   2(2pic,afl).1(ca).1(bcl).1(cbn)/2110/2[=3]perc/hp.pf/str
  • Dance
    •  Just Dance (2010) - 30 minute(s)
      Orchestration   2(pic)+pic.2+ca.3(Ebcl:bcl).2+cbn/4.3.2+btbn.1/timp.4perc/pf(cel).hp/str
    •  The Nightingale and the Rose (2007) - 15 minute(s)
      Orchestration   2(pic,afl)+pic.3(ca).3(Ebcl:bcl).3(cbn)/4.3Ctpt(3Bbpictpt).2+btbn.1/timp.4perc/hp/str


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