First work for choruses 5 and 6; 2nd work for all 6 choruses; 3rd work for choruses 3 and 4; 4th work for chorus 6; 5th work for all 6 choruses.
"The text is taken from popular Chinese ancient poems, three written by prominent poets Li Po and Wang Zhi-huan in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), two selected from the Yuefu collection of poems, an anthology of ancient Chinese folk poems and songs, compiled by Guo Mao-quian in the Song Dynasty (960-1279)"--P.  of cover.
Commissioned by the San Francisco Girls' Chorus.
Pronunciation guides to Pinyin transliteration included.
Words in Chinese (romanized); also printed as text in English.
Up the crane tower (by Wang Zhi-huan) -- Picking the seedpods of the lotus (folk song in the South) -- Night thoughts (by Li Po) -- Chile song (folk song in the North) -- The cataract of Mount Lu (by Li Po)
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