for tenor solo and SATB unaccompanied
This is a poignant evocation of morning, opening and closing with a delicate, folk-like melody in the solo part supported by hums and vocalizing. A central episode is more urgent and uses dance rhythms. Despite the divisi in all parts the pieces is surprisingly easy to prepare, making it accessible to school choirs.
Zhou Long is internationally recognized for creating a unique body of music that brings together the aesthetic concepts and musical elements of East and West. Deeply grounded in the entire spectrum of his Chinese heritage, including folk, philosophical, and spiritual ideals, he is a pioneer in transferring the idiomatic sounds and techniques of ancient Chinese musical traditions to modern Western instruments and ensembles. Born in Beijing but a United States citizen since 1999, Zhou Long is married to the composer-violinist Chen Yi.