China Japan and the Far East

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China Japan and the Far East

Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:44 pm

I have always been fascinated by Eastern-sounding music and the genuine article. I have started this new thread so that we can explore, hopefully with the help of our members from that part of the world, the music from the east. One thing that I find interesting is the amount of cross-influence and yet the clear message that it is music from the east even though it is constructed on western models.
I attach the files I have (all my own scans) not all of the highest scanning quality due to the usual problem of size and sort of paper used in the editions. The majority date from 1950 though there are one or two more recent. The site owner has agreed to me posting these for two reasons:
1. they are almost impossible to find in the west
2. I understand that in the Far east the policy is that when music fails to be sold after so many years everything that remains is returned to the paper mill for pulping, they have no concept of antiquarian value so that even where copyright exists there are no copies available for purchase.
Obviously if we receive objections from any publishers or their representatives we will remove the files.
I hope that we can discover more interesting music and talk about it here.
regards to all
Brian
Kiyose piano works.pdf
Hirai - Variation On The Theme Of ''kojo No Tsuki''.pdf
Mamiya Piano Sonata No.1.pdf
Matsudaira Petites pieces pour piano.pdf
Matsumoto Poem 1-14, Suite 1, Suite 2.pdf
Mitsukuri Klavierwerke.pdf
Yoshinao Nakada 2 Suites Time - Light and Shadow.pdf
Yoshinao Nakada Sonata for Piano.pdf
Oida Variation.pdf
Ting Shang-Te Piano Pieces.pdf
Noda Three Pieces for Children.pdf
Tanifuji Piano Album Band 1.pdf
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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Timtin » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:41 pm

Dear HHH - thank you for posting all these oriental piano works.
Interestingly, the thread title sort of implies that China and Japan
aren't actually part of the Far East! I'd post a smiling smily just
here if I knew how to. Come to think of it, aren't the smilies provided
actually emoticons, since some of them aren't actually smiling?
Maybe I'm just being ultra pendantic right now. Sorry.

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Biljana » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:47 pm

Dear HullandHellandHalifax,
thank you for bringing Far East a little closer to us.
Very interesting pieces .
Thank you

Biljana
:D :) :D

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by oren segev » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:12 pm

HullandHellandHalifax,
Thanks alot from me too
For the thread and oc the pieces
Oren

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:15 pm

Timtin wrote:Dear HHH - thank you for posting all these oriental piano works.
Interestingly, the thread title sort of implies that China and Japan
aren't actually part of the Far East! I'd post a smiling smily just
here if I knew how to. Come to think of it, aren't the smilies provided
actually emoticons, since some of them aren't actually smiling?
Maybe I'm just being ultra pendantic right now. Sorry.
Hi Timtin,
No it wasn't meant that way but as I expect few scores from some of the other countries in that region such as Indonesia and Mongolia, then I hoped that they wouldn't mind being included with the two big boys, in the same way that we have threads for South America and for the Caribbean.
regards
Brian

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Biljana » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:38 pm

Here is a lovely Sunflower ,
by Chinese composer Wang played by Yundi Li
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nROJcoQUyRc
and link to sheet music
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2535940/sunflower

Greetings

Biljana
:D :) :D

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by fleubis » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:20 am

Thanks HHH for this thread. There are two composers here that really ring my chimes here: Mamiya and Tanifuji --these are very interesting works. Let's hope that band 2 of the Tanifuji appears soon as well as the other Mamiya Sonatas. I find these compositions very worthwhile.

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by liveforpiano » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:41 am

Brian,

Thank you very much for these scores. Very interesting works, I have just been playing through the Variations on the Theme of
"Kojo no Tsuki", and find there is a page missing. Variatione 5 is incomplete. The parts of numbers at the bottom of the page suggest it is page 7.
This is rather a nice piece, and I am wondering if you have the missing page.

Thank you again for this music.

Liveforpiano.

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Hands » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:50 am

Here is a set of notes on the nature of Chinese Music, which I believe I have posted before, either in the old PP or GFF. I will subsequently post some of the scans from my collection of Chinese Music, which again I believe I have posted before some time ago.
The Dream of Heaven - Notes.pdf
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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Hands » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:59 am

He Lu-Ting's (1903 - 1999) Berceuse.

A note on chinese names, which tend to cause some confusion in the West. The so called "last name" in the Western convention comes first in chinese, korean, vietnamese and other chinese influenced names, and the "first names" comes behind. So "He" is the so called "last name" or family name.
He Luting_Berceuse.pdf
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