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PEONY PAVILION Tang Xianzu (1598)

Tan Dun (1998)

-I-

translated by Cyril Birch

= 60

Voice N Ei O

CD

1 Ceramic Drum

N Ei O

N Ei O

N Ei O

Compact Disc

(1)Pipa

Prepared Piano (4)Sampler

Bass Drum (5)Percussion 1

A

7

Voice

Ei O

Chorus

Ei O

N Ei O

CD Wu

Wu

Wu

(1)

(4)

(5)

Drum Set (6)

CD 2

B

14

Chorus

N Ei

O

N Ei

O

N Ei

O

N Ei

Xun Group

O

CD Wu

(1)

Metal Piano (4)

(5)

Cym. (6)

Bowed Cymb.


2 18 CD

(Judge) Liu Strungup

by

the

hair,

men’s bodiesare

light,

are light to

the weight of

Xun (2)

Metal Cello (3)

Metal Piano & Chorus (4) Ho

Ho

Ho

(6)

19 CD

(Judge) Liu are

light

to

the

weight

of

sin.

This

is

"the music of the flesh"

(2)

(3)

(4) Ho fade out

(6)

20

= 160

(Judge)

Liu flesh

fle

sh,

hear

demonswail

and

ghosts

cry

out.

fade out (2)

C 22

( = 160) All Musicians

A.M. Ha

Metal PianoZheng (4)

Bass Drum (5)

Drum Set (6)

Ha

Ha

Ha

Ha Ha Ha


3 26 A.M. Ha

Ha

Ha

Ha

Ha Ha Ha

(4)

(5)

(6)

30

D

(Judge)

Lui All

we

have

a

wai

ting

dis

po

sal

are

some mi

nor

offen

ders

(1)

(5)

32

(Judge)

gliss.

Lui from

the

the

the

the

ci

ty

of

the Wrong

fully Dead.

Don’t

blame me

(1)

33

(Judge)

Lui if

Hell’s

a

cruel place.

Here

is

the

female

prisoner:

Du

Li

Liang.

(1)

(Judge)

(Judge)

Liu Suddenly before my eyes

E

a beauty to throw Heaven and earth into turmoil!

= 60

34

L.H. ss. gli

(1)

Metal Cello

fade out

fade out

fade out

fade out

(3)

Metal Piano & Chorus (4) Ho

Ho


4 (Judge) vesperal style

Wailingher woe in

this

basinof

blood

Liu Such

freshnessdoes

by

yellow

not

belong

springs of

Hell

36 7

3

(1)

fade out (3)

fade out (4) Ho

37

F

Du I

once

dreamedof

a

young

scho

lar.

He

was affectionateand

gen tle

and

we

loved

each

o

(A)

43 Du dear

ly.

Fail lingin

to lon

3

ging

I

lost

my

life

my

(A)

49 Du life.

Laugh

(Judge)

Liu This

is

all

(Ha)

lies!

(A)

52

G (Judge)

Liu How

could sucha slip of girlcling so stronglyto herdream

call fade out

(1)

Metal Cello

fade out

(3)

Metal Piano & Chorus fade out (4) Ho

for

questio ning

si

ster

stone

ther


6 breathe in

58

(Judge)

Liu The

59

ma

tter

is

all

noted in

the Regis ter of

Heart breaks

I

see

the

name

Liu

MengMei

(Judge)

Liu Wi

llow

and

Apri

cot.

I

shall

re

lea

se

you

from the

Ci

ty

of

J 60 Du I

prostrate my self,

in

gratitude for

your

your

cle men cy

(1)

Metal Cello (3)

Metal Piano & Chorus (4) Ho

Ho

62 Du I

(Judge) vesperal style

3

Liu Attendants, prepare a passport for this wandering soul, and you, Flower Spirit, guard her fleshly body from corruption.

(1)

Metal Cello (3)

Metal Piano & Chorus (4) Ho

Ho

Ho

thank you

your

ho

nor

for

this clemen cy.

the Wrong fully

Dead


7

K 64

= 60 CD 3

Voice N Ei O

N Ei O

N Ei O

N Ei O

Ceramic Drum

CD

(1)

Folk Flute (2)

Bass Drum (5)

Voice

L

70

Chorus

Ei O

Ei O

N Ei O

CD

Against timeof desire, when fireshall

meetdry

tin der,

(1)

(2)

(5)

Drum Set (6)

77

N Ei

O

N Ei

O

N Ei

O

wind

or

bur ning

N Ei

CD be un dis turbed,

(2)

(5)

(6)

by

pel ting rain

or

sun.

O

let

thesegreenhills


8

- II Adagio ( = 52 ) Liu Ne ver did

spring

tor ment man

so

(breathe in)

A 9 Liu sick ness

has de tained me

in

this

Apri cot

Shrine

Shrine

18 Liu Shrine

(breathe in)

Folk Flute (2)

SPRING (1) COMPOSER’S VOICE AND IMPROVISATIONS (play composer’s vocal motives in pitch A, E, B, F and C ) (2) (3) Reeds (insect song) Cym. ( = 60 ) (6)

(1) Pipa (bird’s song) very high register

Bowed Cym. (4)

Water Gongs

CD 4 (Composer)

(5) Liu: Raindrops disperse from plantain leaves. Breezes cease to ruffle Peony Tips

Surely some grieving owner absent far fills this place with sorrowful memories; try as you may to forget, each turn of path by mound or pool captures your thought again. (music fading out)


9

B 25

breathe in

twittering

Liu Dse

Dse

Dse

Ha

a

little box.

It

is

a

= 130 Guiro

(6)

= 130 (Speaking) The blessed bodhisatva shows her Celestial form. Rather than leave it buried here I shall take it back to y study... (He opens the rosewood box and unrolls the painting.)

Liu por trai

t.

Reverently I shall perfume the scroll with incense, that in the light of xacred flames her lessing shine upon me. Bewildered, seeming to recognize her, I search my heart.

(1)

Xiangban

Chinese Small Gong

(5)

(6)

Can it be true that what will come to pass

was already perceived in dream?

1st. time

See how she gazes back at me!

Which curve, Liu

love’s longing locked between her brows,

gentle as spring hills

to soft mist of hair

2nd. time

We meet each other’s eyes--

Ah, flashing rays

how can gaze of either lightly move?

transfixing me again and again!

3rd. time

And she bears a green sprig of apricot in her hand, as if somehow she were holding my own self in her arms!

C ( = 130) 27

each time cue Liu’s pitch

3 times

(1) (2)

Metal Cello

fade out

(3)

Xiangban (5)

(6)

Chinese Small Gong


10 28 Liu Lu

ringmy

stumblingheart

to

thoughts

of

love

Air Sound (2)

Folk Flute (3)

Metal Piano

Bowed Cymb.

(4)

29

D Andante ( = 60)

Liu my

young

la

dy.

my

young

la

dy.

ti

ny

mouth

like

lo

tus bud

(A)

35

3

Liu lips

un par ted

yet the

cor ners

so

delicately tou

ched

3

5

(A)

Rubato

41 Liu give promise of a smile

and

of a passionate heart

sadly

she

longs

(A)

= 66

42 Liu but

breathes not

rit.

as high as possible

(1) (fade out) Bowed Cymb. (4) Drum Set (6)

to

speak


15 rit. Rubato

80 Du that in

full

cla

ri ty

I

may

be

fa

ted

to

find

re bir th in

hu

man for

m

(A)

L 86 Du You

the

li

ving,

I

in

death

each

fa

ted

to

wan

der

(in the dream) Liu My gracious mistress! Lovely lady!

(A)

Rubato

90

rit.

Du a

lone.

Why do you

name no

name of

her

thought devoid of

love,

you

(A)

M 95 Du from

love?

heart

I

lon

gings rise

Liu My

mistress

my

love

(A)

99

3

Du as

he

calls

and

calls

a

gain

I

shud der chill,

and

bit

ter tears

start.

couldthis

be

him

(A)

Rubato

105 Du I

Liu

(A)

saw

in

dream

As the bright moon her image floods the sky of my sad longings agony to stare at blushing face clear line of brow inscribed already in my heart.


16 110

N

Liu u

nion

in

someyear to

come

with the cour tier

of the

3

moon

(A)

Air Sound

(fade out)

(2)

111 1st. time Liu will be be nea th the bran ches

ei

therof

wi llowor

3

apri cot

2nd. time Liu gra

cious

sis

3

ter

(A)

(2)

Folk Flute (3) 3

Cymb. (6)

112

O 3

Du the hurt

to hear

his

cry

a

tan

gled

(A)

117 Du rain

of

3

tears

word for

word

my

bro

ken

lines

of verse

can

he

be

still

ly

ing a

wake?

Liu Ah

(fade out)

(A)

P 122 Liu 3

my

mis

3

tress!

3

Ah

my

mis

3

tress!

a

(A)

128 3

Du Some Liu soundof (A)

tap

ping on

the

bam boo

frame. Is

some

one

there,or

is

it

the

wind?

one is

here

bles

sing on

you,

sir

scho

lar


17 133 Liu may I

ask whence

you come young la

dy

and

3

what

what causebringsyou here

(A)

139

gliss.

Du you

must

guess

sir

Liu 3

dead

of

night?

(A)

FLOATING (1) COMPOSER’S VOICE & IMPROVISATIONS Ceramic Drum (6)

Water Gong urs)

(murm

(5)

(blows

)

(br

eat

)

s

he

I/

ow

sl

hes

II /

bui

lds

up)

at

e br

(

(4)

Water Gong

(weep

s)

(throa ts)

Du: You must guess, sir We have never met, I am no goddess come to shower petals from the air upon a bodhisattva, you, sir, you have strayed in a butterfly dream among the blossoms

Pipa (1) sliding with a coin & vocalising as the composer

y! sex

Liu (ponders): True indeed, I did have a dream in the rear garden, looking west toward the sunset, I did see a young lady walking there.

floating sound (3)

(2)

CD

5

Xun playing & vocalising as the composer

Composer

Q 146 1st. time

= 86

Du It

was

my

self you saw

six teen my years

blame less

bloom

2nd. time

Du leaf hid denagainst

(1) Ceramic Drum (6)

all breezes

but movedto

sighs

by

spring’sleave ta king

at


18 147

rit.

Du and by

one

glimpse

of

the

eleganceof

your bea

ring

(fade out)

(1) dim.

String Bassoon

(fade out)

(3)

Ceramic Drum

(gradually more and more rubato & randomly)

(6)

FLOATING (2) COMPOSER’S VOICE & IMPROVISATIONS Ceramic Drum (6)

Water Gong urs)

(blows

(murm

(5)

)

(br

eat

hes

)

s

he

I/

ow

sl

II /

bui

lds

up)

at

e br

(

(4)

Water Gong

Pipa

(weep

s)

(throa ts)

(1) sliding with a coin & vocalising as the composer

floating sound

Liu: The favor of this visit at dead of night--can this be a dream?

sex

y!

(3) Du: This is no dream, it is real--but, sir, I fear you cannot accept? (2)

CD 6

Liu: Lovely lady, if I have your love, this is joy beyond dreaming--how could I reject you?

Xun playing & vocalising as the composer

Composer

R 149

= 86

1st. time

Du from cold secluded vale a

flower you

bring to bloom

in dark

of night

unbetrothed

am I

as

you surelyknow

2nd. time

Du cheri shed as

(1)

Ceramic Drum (6)

daughterof good fa

mi ly

ten

der

ness

at

peo ny

pa vi

lion

bash ful ness by rockypath rust ling of

breeze


19 150

rit.

Du by

stu

dy

win

dow (fade out)

(1) dim.

String Bassoon

(fade out)

(3)

Ceramic Drum

(gradually more and more rubato & randomly)

(6)

S

= 60

151 Liu Soul startsas

if

in

dream

but

wakesto

find

moon

still

coo

lly glea ming

la

dy my

gratitude to

you

for

(A)

158 Liu ne

ver fea

ring

to

walkin

flower patterned shade

crossingthe

cool

green

(A)

163 Liu moss

ne

ver

tremb ling

to

think

your

parentsde

ceived

ne

ver

doub

ting

that

I

am

your

true

love

(A)

168 Liu see

dip

per

slant

pe

tals

fold

as

ver wind

and

flowers

sleep in

deep of

right

(A)

T 174 Liu We

shall

laugh

sing

for

jo

y,

ne

moon

so

fair

will

fully

I

(A)

180

cresc.

poco

a

poco

Liu bend

to

me

your

pliant

frag rant

soft ness

brin gingyou

dis

tress

but (fade out)

(A)

U 187 Liu ins

tant. (fade in)

(A)

= 86

for

one

pa

ssing


20

192

(1)

Folk Flute gliss. (2)

gliss.

gli

V 193

= 86

ss.

glis

gliss.

s.

gliss.

3 times

1st. time

Du forgi

ve me

sir

I

have

one

thing

to

en trea t

you.

Liu say it wha te ver it is my dearest 2nd. time

Du 3rd. time

thisbody

"athousandgold pieces"

I

offer

you

without he si ta

I

mayshareyour

tion.

Do not dis dainmy

love.

Du my life’sdesire is ful

filledif

pi llow night by

night. 3 times

(1) Ceramic Drum

3 times

(6) 194

Du wu

wu

wu

(fade out)

(1) String Bassoon

(fade out)

(3)

Ceramic Drum

(fade out)

(6)

FLOATING (3) COMPOSER’S VOICE & IMPROVISATIONS Ceramic Drum (6)

Water Gong urs)

(murm

(5)

(blows

)

(br

eat

)

/ sI

w slo

hes

II /

bui

lds

up)

e

th

ea

r (b

(4)

Water Gong

Pipa

(weep

s)

(throa ts

)

(1) sliding with a coin & vocalising as the composer

Liu: You give me your love, my dearest, how could I dismiss you from my head?

floating sound

sex

y!

(3) Du: Let me leave before cockcrow. (2)

CD 7

Liu: But may I know your honored name?

Composer Du: Sir, it is for you

Xun playing & vocalising as the composer


21

W = 60 CD 8

196

Voice N Ei O

N Ei O

N Ei O

N Ei O

Ceramic Drum

CD

gliss. slow Du The springbreeze

o pensthis first

bloo

m

Spring Breeze (2)

Bass Drum (5)

Voice

X

202

Ei O

Chorus

Ei O

N Ei O

CD out pourof love

disturbingfrang rance

ne vermet be fore moonslantsfromtowerandthegong,

(1)

first time only (2)

(5)

Drum Set (6)

209

NEi

O

N Ei

O

NEi

O

N Ei

O

CD of morningpassat night

(1)

(5)

(6)

to

realms noneeversaw countthe peaks:

who knowson

whichgoddess makesher home?

strikeswatchof

dawn

clouds


22

- III WATERED COMPOSER’S VOICE & IMPROVISATIONS (water music) (5)

Water Xun (1)

Beach Wave

er

-m

ou

th

so

un

d)

(t

hu

nd

er

so

un

d)

(4)

(i

nn

Liu: Water clock has dripped half the watches of night away. Moon ascends to zenith. Is anything left to burn of the evenings incense. Speck of glowing red precious as speck of gold Ten slender fingers as tapering shoots of spring to find among mortals a creature so lovely Turns my heart from other goals.

(murmuring)

-s

ou

nd

)

Liu: She touches me as the evening rain; before fifth watch is struck, the dawn bears her away, will she come soon? I must be fresh for her arrival, so I shall take a short nap. (He covers his face with his sleeve to sleep)

(l

ip

Du (enters): On roads of darkness struggling

CD

my heart consents not to death

9

for I have found one destined for me who waits in lamplight of lonely room.

Composer

See, he sleeps, and yet no coverlet to ward off chill of spring: Surely he waits for me.

A = 60 2

Folk Flute

(3) (fade out) (5)

11

(intoxicatedly & high)

Du by

(intoxicatedly & high)

nature

lea

ving

no

im

print

Liu La

dy

how

can

your

foot

fall

be

so

sound less

ob

ject of

15 Du no

speck

of

dust

Liu day timethoughts

and

night’s

re

peateddreams.

21 Du in

to

a

cup

shapedof

lo

tus

leaves

pour

the

sweet

wine

Liu cheeksflush as

26 Liu the

east

wind

brings

to

red

dest

lea

fy

bo

wer.

flower buds


23 31

B

= 96

(1)

32

= 96

rit.

(1)

(fade out)

= 66 Sliding Shakahachi

gliss.

(2)

Sliding Shakahachi

gliss.

3

(3)

= 96 Cymb. (6)

33

C = 76

(fade in)

Du Hei

HeiHo

Hei

HeiHo

3

Hei

Ho

3

Hei

Ho

Hei

HeiHo

Hei

HeiHo

Hei

3

Ho

3

Hei

Ho

Liu 3

Ho

Ho

3

Ho

Ho

Ho

HeiHei Ho

Hei Hei Ho

Hei Ho

Hei Ho

HeiHei Ho

HeiHei

= 96 (6)

41 Du

HeiHo

HeiHo

HeiHo

HeiHo

Hei

Hei

Hei

Hei

Hei

HeiHo

Hei

Hei

Ho

Ho

Ho

Ho

Liu HeiHo

HeiHo

Hei

Hei

HeiHo

HeiHo

HeiHo

HeiHo

HeiHo

HeiHoHei HeiHoHei HeiHo Hei

Hei

Hei

(6)

47 Du Hei

Ho

HeiYo

HeiYo

HeiYo

HeiYo

HeiYo

Hei

Hei

Ho

Hei

HeiYo

Liu Hei

Hei

HeiYo

HeiYo

HeiHo

HeiYo

HeiYo

HeiYo

Hei HoHei

Hei HoHei

Hei Ho Hei

Ho (fade out)

(6)

= 66 52

gliss.

Du Hei

Ho

Hei

Ho

Hei Ho 3

Liu Hei

Ho

Hei

Ho

Hei Ho

gliss.


24

SPRING (2) COMPOSER’S VOICE AND IMPROVISATIONS (1) (play composer’s vocal motives in pitch A, E, B, F and C ) Folk Flute (2) (3) Reeds (insect song) Cym. ( = 60 ) (6)

(1) Pipa (bird’s song) very high register

Bowed Cym.

Liu: When dimpled smile appears on cheeks dizzied by tide of wine then lip drinks lip in eager draught and soon lids droop on loving eyes, plantain petals stain deeper red apricot fragrance fills the mouth

(4)

Du: Twining soaring love nest unmatched in mortal world in shadowed mystery of might screened by window’s gauze open and free we loved How is it reaching the hour of bliss there comes this urge to words?

CD 11 (Composer)

58

Water Gongs (5)

(music fading out)

E Atempo ( = 66)

Liu Sleep now

my

sweet

my

dar ling

(1)

65 Liu sleep

(1)

beautyof

spring

night perfec ted

so

soon

to

break

a gain st

mi

d night

bell.


25

F

= 66

74

3

Du Wu

= 96 rit.

(1)

G

75 Du Wu

Wu

Wu

Liu Sleep now

while

I

cradle your

(1)

82 Du Wu

Wu

Wu

Wu

Liu swellingbreast

guardingwith

this

ker chieffirm flesh

now

moist

with

sweat.

(1)

91 Du

(speaking) Liu Who

All Musicians (stamp on floor as a knock is heard) A.M.

(1)

is

there?


27

J = 60 CD 12

110

Voice N Ei

O

NEi

O

NEi

O

NEi

O

Ceramic Drum

CD

Liu to

serve

with si lentpra yers

whichyou

have sha ttered

wth your

Brass Bassoon (2)

Brass Bassoon (3)

Bass Drum (5)

Voice

K

116

Ei O

Chorus

Ei O

N Ei O

CD si s ter

stone

you

havewre

O

N Ei

O

Liu be llow

ing.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(5)

Drum Set (6)

123

NEi

O

N Ei

CD slumber

(1)

(5)

(6)

Wu

O

NEi

ckeda night

of

swee

test


28

IV MOISTENING (1) COMPOSER’S VOICE AND IMPROVISATIONS Folk Flute

C

B

A

(2) (3)

O

N

Ei

O

Ei

N

= 80

O

Snare Drum (with brush)

Ei

(6) N

3

Bass Drum

= 80

N

Ei

O

(5)

CD 13 (Composer)

2

A = 50 - 60

Du Lone

spi

rit

ti

mid

lest

night

breeze

stir

my

belt

or

na ments

(2) (3)

( = 80)

(5) (6)

10 Du a

sha dow

moved

is

some one there

(1)

(2)

gliss.

Wind Sound

(3)

(5)

(6)

(fade out)

(fade out)


29 16

3

Du No

on

ly

a

cloud

steals

6

light

6

Folk Flute (2)

B

22

6

3

Du steals light

from

6

moon

6

11 3

(2) 6

6

Folk Flute

3

(3) 6

poco

27

6

rit.

Du Ah

steals

C

32

ligh

t

fromthe

moon

= 80

Du

(1)

IV

Air Sound

Folk Flute (2)

Folk Flute (3)

39 Du Whatvi si t wereyouma king,

(1)

sir.

So

late

in

the

night?

IV

dim. (5) (6) 3

46

3

3

3

D

Liu N

(1)

(5) (6)

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O


30 50

3 times

1st. time

Liu Last

2nd. time

night

sister stone

disturbed

so to night

while wai

ting

to

wel

come

Liu Your 3rd. time only

ar

ri

val

I

vi si

ted

her

to

ma ke sure

she

was

safely

could

not

in her cell

Du I

could

not

I

could

not

I

wait

3rd. time Liu N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

play 1st. & 2nd. times only

Vocal Xun

Vocal Xun

Vocal Xun

Vocal Xun

(2) N

N

N

N

(5) (6)

54

rit.

Du for

moon

rise.

(1)

(fade out)

(5)

(fade out)

(6)

E 59

= 80

rit.

= 60

a tempo

a tempo

Liu N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

How

couldpoorstu

dent

earn

suchbliss

handof celes tial being

more

true

(A)

65

= 60

rit.

rit.

Liu morelo

ving

than

mor tal

wo

man

what

kindof

hus banddo

you

wish

(A)

F a tempo

71

= 80

Du a

young

scho

lar,

whose

de vo

tionwould

match

my

own

Ah

Liu for

N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

(A)

rit.

76 Du Ah

Ah

Liu then

be

my

wife

my

Folk Flute (2)

80 (2)

dearest


31

MOISTENING + WATERED COMPOSER’S VOICE & IMPROVISATIONS (5)

(water music)

(2)

Beach Wave

th

so

un

d)

(t

hu

nd

er

so

un

d)

(4)

nn

er

-m

ou

= 120

(i

Tom tom (with brush) (6)

(l

ip

-s

ou

nd

)

3

Du: Since this is your desire, sir, let a matchmaker be found for our engagement, so that I need no longer suffer such fears and alarms on your account. Liu: Tomorrow morning I shall present myself at your residence to pay my respects to your honored parents and ask your hand in marriage.

CD

Du: If you come to my house, ask to see only myself, it is early yet for you to meet my father and mother.

14 Composer

= 120

G

7 times

82

1st. time 2nd. time 3rd. time 4th. time 5th. time

(Liu) (Du) (Liu) (Du) (Du)

please let in search come come this is betrothal makes

gliss

.

pleaselet me know in searchof truth come come cometell me this is this is my wife elope mentonly

knowyour up root tell me my fear on ly

name the flower, your story. scholar sir concu bine

6th. time(Liu speaking) If this is your wish, let us light incense and I will take you as proper wife formal vows. 7th. time

gliss

.

gliss

.

Du spi

spi

spi

rits

of

hea ven

7th. time

ac cept the in censeof

this

pact,

ac cept the in censeof

this

pact,

Liu spi

spi

spi

rits

of

hea ven

7 times (1)

Prepared Piano 2nd., 4th., 6th. times only 7 times (4)

Bangu (5) (6)

H 91

= 60

Du Du

Li

Liang

Liu

Meng

Mei

Du

Li

Liang

Liu Liu

Meng

Mei.

(A)

= 120 (6)

(fade out)


32

97

Du So

jour ner

in

Nan’

So

jour ner

in

Nan’

an

met

with

her

scho lar’s fa

vor

takes

him

for

her hus band

met

with

his

maio den’s fa

vor

takes

her

for

his wife.

Liu an

(A)

Andante ( = 60 - 70) 103

rit.

Du Should heart

prove

false

to

Should heart

prove

false

to

word

Liu word

108 Du then

death

be

the

re

ward

then

death

be

the

re

ward

swift

as

this

in cense

melts a way.

swift as rit.

this

in cense

melts a way.

Ah

Liu

113

I

Du Wu

3

5

3

5

Wu

Liu Wu

Electronic Shaman (2)

Electronic Shaman (3)

= 96 Bass Drum (5)

Snare Drum (6)

MOISTENING (2)

3

COMPOSER’S VOICE AND IMPROVISATIONS (2) (3)

cresc.

= 96 Bass Drum (5)

cresc.

Drum Set 3

O

N

Ei

O

Ei

N

N

Ei

O

(3) (2)

O

= 96

Ei

Bowed Cymb.

= 80

N

(6)

CD15 (Composer)

(4)

cresc.

rit. molto

Metal Piano


33 119

J

Du I

weep

with

out

wi

shing to

Liu Why

do

you weep

(1)

122 Du so

dee

ply

does

your

de vo

tionmove

my

heart,

sir.

Wheredid

you

find this

por

trait

(1)

127 Du here?

Am

I

as

pret ty?

Liu wi

thina moundof

TaiHurocks

(1)

133

K

Du Do you understand now

I

am

the girl

in

the

Liu Why

why

it

is

the ve ry

im a

ge

of

you.

(1)

139 Du por trait

but sir,

not yet your mor tal dar

ling.

Liu Not

mortal

whatthen

(1) (fade out)


34 145

L

= 76 - 86

Du a

ghost

(speaking) Liu a

ghost?

Oh

ter ror!

ter ror!

(breathe in) dse

(1)

Air Sound (2)

Metal Piano (4)

Bass Drum

(5)

150

M

= 76 - 86

Du Your

so lemn vow

to

take me as

wife

fills my cold boneswith new warmth

Liu but how am I

to

secureyour

re turn?

A.M. 3

Hei Zo Zo Zo Hei Zo (5)

156 Liu How can themoon

be

scoopedfrom

the

the

the

wa ter’s

sur face,

or

flowers

plucked

A.M.

(5)

161 Liu from

the

the

the

the

void

void

A.M.

(5)

163

N

= 76 - 86

Wacky Brass

(2)

Metal Piano (4)

Bass Drum (5)

Snare Drum (6) 3

3

3

3

3

3

void


35 169

gliss. molto

Du Sir,

are

you

not

versed

in

the

ca

no

ni

cal

texts? (speaking) My heart is one whether mortal my being or no; who is to tell illusion from reality? Though seemingly you must pluck flowers from the void you are not called on to retrieve moon from lake’s surface.

(1)

Metal Cello

(fade out)

(2) (3)

Cymb. (6)

170

O

Wacky Brass

(2)

Metal Piano (4)

Bass Drum (5)

Snare Drum (6) 3

3

3

3

3

3

Du (speaking) Through caverns dug by spreading roots leads path to mortal world and my cold flesh already you have caressed to warmth

176

gliss. molto

Liu So

cold

so

cold you

must

have

Thereis

been!

so

muchto

(1)

Metal Cello

(fade out)

(2) (3)

Cymb. (6)

177

P

Wacky Brass

(2)

Metal Piano (4)

Bass Drum (5)

Snare Drum (6) 3

3

3

3

3

3

tell


36 gliss. molto

183 Du The

tale

we

tell

is

of

a

love

(1)

(2)

(3)

Zheng (4)

190

Du (speaking) The tale we tell is of a love three incarnations long Truly "one night of wedded union One hundred nights of bliss." But, a man shows his worth by "going through to the end" Though three feet round the rocks piled on my coffin, take tempered spade and dig your way to me where shades’ cold breath disperses so close to light of day

Q

(1)

(fade out) (2)

(fade out) (3)

Hi-hat

= 76 - 86

(6) 3

BLOWING (1) COMPOSER’S VOICE AND IMPROVISATIONS (vocalising) (air) All Musicains

rit. poco a poco al

= 60

(2) imitation the composer’s lines in echo (air) (air) ) r i (a

(air)

(6)

Bowing Flexiton (5)

(air)

(air)

Du: Ghostly garments swirl in the wind; I go

CD16 (Composer)

Liu: Surely this was a dream? No, it was flesh and blood I held in my arms, we loved as mortals love. What perversity makes Miss Du proclaim herself a ghost?


37

= 60

R

192 Du

You

are

still

here,

sir.

Liu Why

are you

back

so

soon?

Folk Flute (3)

(6) 3

3

3

3

3

197 Du Master Liu

you

a lone

are the

lord

of my

re

birth.

Liu

(3)

(6) 3

S 202

3

3

= 60 CD 17

3

3

Voice N EiO

NEi O

NEi O

NEi O

Ceramic Drum

CD

Liu It

is

a

ghost!

N Ei

O

(1)

Folk Flute (2)

Bass Drum (5) 3

3

3

3

3

3

(6) 3

3

3

3

3

3


38 Voice

T

208

Ei O

Ei O

N Ei O

CD Lightbreezemur murslike

pa la ce pipes

a

scent

of incensepu ri fies thenight

(1)

(2)

(5)

3

3

(6)

215

N Ei

O

N Ei

O

N Ei

O

N Ei

CD Love too

(1)

(5)

(6)

deep

a

shal low gravemay hold

’neath

wes

teringsun.

O

dreamsend too soon.


39

-V= 150 Humorly (shout) A.M. Chi Ca

Small Gong (5)

Large Cowbell (6)

7 (6)

13

glis

A.M. Chi

Ca

Chi

Ca

Chi Ca

N

Chi Ca

N

N

N

N

Chi Ca N

Chi Ca N

Chi

Small Gong (5)

(6)

19

1st. time

A.M. N

cresc.

ChiCa ChiCa ChiCa;

2nd. time A.M. N ChiCa

cresc.

Ko

(5)

(6)

25

B

= 75 (

= )

(1)

Clapping Sound (4)

(5)

Tom-tom B.D. (6)

Cowbells

= 150 ( =

)

s.


41 30 Du Light

of

sun

moon

or

stars

hard

for

mor tal

eyes

to

bear

Ah,

sir,

you

(1)

36 Du are

tru

ly a

per

sis tance.

man

of

your

word

I

thankyou dee

ply

for

for

(A)

42 Du

Liu Desperate ef

fort

res cuedyou

from li

ving

hell

now

frag rant

water

shall ba

the your

bo

dy

(A)

49 Du Smile

one

mo

ment

va

cant

stare

the

next

un

bro kenthreads

of

year ning thoughts

realm

of

dream

(A)

56 Du e

ver

be

fore

me

I

strug gle

for

ward

re

lapse

in

weak ness

ten

der

(A)

63 3

Du you

you

must

raise

a

new 3

(A)

in faant


43 89 Du Wherethe

the

dust of

my

se pul cher

will

(1)

Metal Cello

(fade out) (2)

Metal Cello (3)

(5)

(6)

92 Du by

gen tle showers in

the shrine

(1)

(2)

(3)

(6)

94 (1)

gliss. (2)

gliss. (3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

of

love

be

wa

shed a

way


44

= 60

99 (1)

(2)

(3)

Metal PianoZheng (4)

(5)

(6)

103 Liu To

leave

for

earth’s

for

corner

(1)

Folk Flute (2)

Folk Flute (3)

107 Du tonight

I

come to

you

whole

in

the

bo

dy

full

of

love.

Liu My

love,

(1)

(3)

(3)

111

CD

Voice

CD 19 Ceramic Drum

Ne Ei O

N Ei O

N Ei O

N Ei O

Du debtof love Liu yoursin

everydesire

(1) (3)

Bass Drum (5)

ourmutual

withholdsus

from

the


45

Voice

117

Ei

O

CD In

secrecy de par

ting

beneath the

shiftingmoon

Du Birth

less Realm.

Ah

my love,

Liu my

love,

(1)

(2)

(3)

Clap (4) (5)

(6)

121

Ei

O

N Ei

O

N Ei

O

CD for breezesblowon pur po se to

escort

the

nup tial pair,

no

on loo kerun

derstands

the

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5) (6)

125

N

Ei

O

N

Ei

O

N

Ei

CD barge

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4) (5) (6)

on

ly the

hap

py

bride

knows

all

there

is

to know

O

mystery

of this


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