Exploring Chinese Orchestral Repertoire Series #11

Zhao Zhang: Sun Sacrifice
Erhu: Xue Yang / Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Tien-Ku Percussion Group / Chih-Sheng Chen / National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. 2013.07.24.

“Sun Sacrifice” for erhu and Chinese orchestra won the Best Music Composition Award at the 4th National Minority Literature and Arts Performance. The piece draws on the characteristics of Yunnan ethnic minority music, together with the composer’s own creative music concepts. The work describes a beautiful story of heaven, earth, and people, which was passed down from ancient times, expressing the worship of the Sun and the pursuit of light and love …
(Trans: Kiah Mok Goh / Edit: Patty Chan)