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Cheng Yu and her Five-stringed Pipa - a Cross-Cultural Music Creation

This album presents the first fruits of the five-stringed pipa project, four new compositions and one new arranged piece on the 5-stringed instrument created by Cheng Yu (for details see the 5-string pipa project in this website). The new works premiered in February 2005 in two London concerts (at SOAS, University of London, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and on BBC radio.

Track list:

  1. "Pipa Yin" (pipa and flute, clarinet, viola, cello, and percussion) - by Xu Yi

  2. "Wind Chimes" (pipa and guitar) - by Stephen Dydo

  3. "The Moment" (pipa and Korean taegum flute) - by Gyewon Byeon

  4. "Dance of the Yi People" (pipa solo) - by Wang Huiran, arranged by Cheng Yu

  5. "Abraham Avinu" (pipa, ney and darabukhha) - by Gillian Carcas

Audio and video samples

Pipa Yin

Abraham Avinu

Total playing time: 56:49
Catalogue number: SOASIS-10

To order a copy of the album, please send a cheque for 12 (including P&P) payable to Cheng Yu, stating your postal address, to her at China Arts, PO BOX 48870, London WC1H 9WT.