Yuan Songs 元曲集 (2009-)

For voice and guitar
commissioned by Elaine Niu, soprano and Chris Cramer, guitar
ca 8 minutes
in 4 movements so far

1. At night on the boat 雙調夜行船
2. Wind blown blossoms 落梅風
3. Shou-Yang 壽陽曲
4. Drunken Ode to the giant butterfly 醉中天:詠大蝴蝶

Premiere (1-3): Sep 26, 2009, St. Nobert Abbey, De Pere WI by Elaine Niu, soprano; Chris Cramer, guitar

Performances:

  • March 13, 2010, Beloit College, Janesville WI by Elaine Niu, soprano, Chris Cramer, guitar
  • March 21, 2010, Chazen Art Museum, Madison WI (also broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio) by Elaine Niu, soprano, Chris Cramer, guitar
  • March 27, 2010, All-Faith Chapel, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS by Jerry Hui, baritone, William Clay, guitar
    1. At night on the boat
    2. Wind-blown blossoms
    3. Shou-yang
  • April 11, 2010, Central Missouri University, Warrensburg MO by Jerry Hui, baritone, William Clay, guitar
  • May 8, 2010, Charles Town WI by Elaine Niu, soprano, Chris Cramer, guitar
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