A Porter's Song


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A Porter's Song


Bright Sheng

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Program note

A Porter’s Song was commissioned by Classical Movements, Inc. as part of the Erik DanielHelms New Music Program in collaboration with the Yale Glee Club. The work was premiered on November 16th, 2012, at Yale University, by the Yale Glee Club, conducted by Jeffery Douma.

A Porter’s Song is based on two Chinese folk songs from northern Shaanxi Province, both shares a sadness of being separated from the loved one. The text is in Chinese, notated in a transliteration of a northern Shaanxi dialect.