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Lin, Kueiju: Snow In June 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Snow In June
  • Subtitle: 
    for Soprano, Scottish Small Pipes (optional), Symphony & Chorus
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    16
  • Year of composition: 
    2008
  • First performance (year): 
    2008
  • First performance (venue): 
    La Jolla, Califonia
  • First performance (performers): 
    La Jolla Symphony and Chorus
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Snow In June for Soprano, Scottish Small Pipes (optional), Symphony and Chorus
    Composed by Kueiju Lin

    Snow in June is based on the 13th century Chinese drama “The Injustice to Dou E” by Kuan Han-Ching. It depicts the tale of a young woman (Dou E) who confesses to a crime she did not commit in an effort to spare her mother-in-law. As Dou E is led to her death, she proclaims her unjust execution will cause the region to suffer from drought, her blood will run up a piece of white silk instead of dripping down to stain the ground, and a heavy snow will fall to protect her corpse from exposure even though it is midsummer. The three prophecies all come true as her spirit leaves the earth. The composition starts with the scene when Dou E marches to the execution ground. The singers of the chorus surround the auditorium as the crowds gather to grieve for Dou E. Through the music, I wish to express Dou E’s complex emotions and to orchestrate her scream - a sound, I imagine, to penetrate all human souls. Without being able to tell the location of the sound source, clouds of sighs are heard and the piece ends with the image of snow in June.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
85
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
5
MusiciansInstruments
Non standard
1
Ethnic

Solo Small Scottish Pipes

Musicians
Soprano(s)
16
Alto(s)
16
Tenor(s)
14
Bass(es)
12
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2
4-string
4-string

 

 

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