Score and Parts
Sheng's 'String Quartet No.3' was inspired by the memory of a Tibetan folk dance seen in Chinhai, the border province between China and Tibet. The dance began with freely rhythmic folk singing and segued into a very rhythmic dance through which the singing continued. The structure is loosely based on this memory, though the pieces is not an attempt to recreate the scene. The work develops towards the final larghetto section, an elegy to friends of the composed who sadly passed away shortly before this piece was written.
Published on: 23 September 1998
No of pages: 32
Catalogue No: GS82885