Journals Higher Education


Sheet Music

Published: 07 July 2022

Duration: 100 minutes

Difficulty: Difficult

336 Pages | 11.7 x 8.3 inches

ISBN: 9780193411371

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Zhou Long

Madame White Snake

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Forces or Category: Opera for soloists, SATB, children's chorus & orchestra with Chinese flute & erhu

Orchestration: Chinese fl, fl (+picc), ob, 2 cl (II+bcl), 2 bn (II+cbn), 2 hn, 2 tpt, btbn, timp, 2 perc, hp, erhu, str

for soloists, SATB, children's chorus and orchestra with Chinese flute and erhu
Based on an ancient Chinese myth, this opera won Zhou Long the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Music. In their citation, the jury described the work as 'a deeply expressive opera that draws on a Chinese folk tale to blend the musical traditions of the East and the West.'

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