Spring Breeze

Spring Breeze (2005)
for Violin and Piano

World Premiere:
November 25, 2005
Lun-Wei Lin Violin Recital
Recital Hall of Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
Lun-Wei Lin, violin; the name of the pianist needs to be checked

Duration: 5 minutes

Program Notes

Spring Breeze for violin and piano is the transcription of a Taiwanese famous song “Spring Breeze” by Yu-Hsien Teng (1906-1944). I arranged this piece in 2005 when I did my compulsory military service in the Ministry of National Defense Symphony Orchestra, and this piece is dedicated to Lun-Wei Lin, who was a squad leader and took good care of me. He also gave this piece the premiere performance on November 25, 2005 in the Recital Hall of Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan.

While employing the main melody in D major, I avoid the harmony of the tonic key on purpose to emphasize a young girl’s yearning for a good marriage as represented in the original song. By this composing method, the free modulation of keys symbolizes the young girl’s complicated feeling toward marriage that she is full of anticipation yet fears disappointment greatly.

This recording is the live performance from:
September 19, 2009
Yen-Cheng Yin Violin Recital
Music Forum, Taipei, Taiwan
Yen-Cheng Yin, violin; Shih-Ping Huang, piano

為小提琴與鋼琴的《望春風》是我2005年在國防部示範樂隊服役時所改編的作品,此曲題獻給在當時很照顧我的林倫瑋班長,並由他在同年11月於淡江大學文錙音樂廳首演。建構在D大調的主旋律,卻刻意規避了進行至主和絃,有如少女期待郎君到來,卻苦等不到的哀愁,調性恣意地遊走,像似時而企盼或哀傷的複雜情緒。

– Feng-Hsu Lee (September 5, 2009 West Hartford,CT)

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3 thoughts on “Spring Breeze

  1. Could I please know how to get hold of the music for the violin and piano part? I would like to find the scores for my child to learn the piece and perform it for senior people when she visits them at the retirement communities. Thanks.

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