Jerry Peterson "Jerry Vile" collection: 1986-2015
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Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Biographical 1982-2000 [series]
Box   1  
Biographical Materials, 1982-ca. 2000, undated
 
Correspondence 1962-2004 [series]
 
Topical Files [subseries]
Box   1  
Correspondence with colleagues in China 1962-1988
Box   1  
Correspondence with Professors 1982-1993

(George Perle, Leonard Bernstein)

Box   1  
Correspondence with Family 1992
 
Chronological Files [subseries]
Box   1  
Chicago period Fall-1992 Spring 1989
Box   1  
Seattle period Fall-1995 Spring 1992
Box   1  
Ann Arbor period Fall-2004 1995
 
Professional 1997-1998 [series]
Box   1  
Article written by Bright Sheng (published) 1997-1998
Box   1  
Papers about Bright Sheng's Music in Chinese 1998
 
Career 1988-1995 [series]
Box   1  
Career Materials 1988-1995
 
Program Notes [series]
Box   1  
Program Notes 1986, undated
 
Awards and Citations 1984-2003 [series]
Box   1  
Awards and Citations 1984-1995
Box   1  
White House Commission and State Dinner 1999
Box   1  
Awards and Citations (including MacArthur Fellowship) 2001-2003
 
Distinguished University Professorship 2003
 
Photographs 1985-2004 [series]

Finally, the Photographs, 1985-2004 series contains negatives of Sheng, his family, colleagues, and associates in both informal settings and at various premiers, performances, and other engagements. These copy negatives were made from prints loaned by Sheng. Notable figures in these photographs include Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Serkin, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Mazur, Emanuel Ax, Aaron Copland, and David Henry Hwang. In the detailed listing describing the photographs in the boxlist, numbers in square brackets are arbitrarily assigned identifying numbers, while the number in parentheses is the Bentley Library's negative number.

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Hugh Wolff (conductor) ([1])

(neg. na18700)

Box   1  
From left to right: Mendy Wager (friend), Christoph Eschenbach (conductor), Bright Sheng, and Judith Pisar (friend) 2004 ([2])

(neg. na18701)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng and Gerard Schwarz (conductor) ([3])

(neg. na18702)

Box   1  
From left to right: Bright Sheng, George and Arlene Cheng (patrons), Yo-Yo Ma (cellist), after the premiere of Sheng's Seven Tunes Heard in China for solo cello at Irvine Barclay Theatre. October 9th 1995 ([4])

(The piece was commissioned by Dr. George Cheng as a tribute to his wife Arlene Cheng)

(neg. na18703)

Box   1  
Sheng with Houston Grand Opera after the performance of his opera The Song of Majnun, ca. (neg. na18704) 1994-1995 ([5])
Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Peter Serkin (pianist) (neg. na18705) ([6])
Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Samuel Wong (conductor) (neg. na18706) ([7])
Box   1  
Bright Sheng with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center after the Premiere of Sheng's Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet at Lincoln Center 1994 ([8])

(neg. na18707)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng conducting the San Francisco Symphony, when he was Artistic Director of the Symphony's "Wet Ink 93" Music Festival 1993 ([9])

(neg. na18708)

Box   1  
Left to Right: Lan Shui (conductor), Cho-Liang Lin (Violinist), and Bright Sheng after the performance of Sheng's China Dreams with Singapore Symphony Orchestra, ca. 1997-2000 ([10])

(neg. na18709)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Mary Sue Coleman (the president of University of Michigan) after he gave his lecture for the Leonard Bernstein distinguished University Professorship February, 2004 ([11])

(neg. na18710)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Leonard Bernstein and the performers after the Premiere of Arias and Barcarolles (music composed by Leonard Bernstein, orchestration by Bright Sheng), ca. 1988 ([12])

(neg. na18711)

Box   1  
Left to right: Margret Fieldman (Sheng's sister), Bright Sheng, Kurt Mazur (conductor), Alice and David Cheng (Sheng's parents), after the premiere of H'un at NYC with the New York Philharmonic 1993 ([13])

(neg. na18712)

Box   1  
Left to Right: Yo-Yo Ma (cellist), Bright Sheng, and Wu Man (pipa player) at the premiere of Sheng's Three Songs for Pipa and Cello during the State Dinner hosted by President Clinton, honoring Chinese Premier Zhou Rongji at the White House April 1999 ([14])

(neg. na18713)

Box   1  
Left to Right: Bright Sheng, Tom Robertetlo (flutist), and David Effron (conductor) at Brevard Music Center where Sheng was in composer-residency during Brevard Music festival July, 2004 ([15])

(neg. na18714)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng and David Zinman (conductor) (neg. na18715) ([16])
Box   1  
Bright Sheng and Leonard Slatkin after the premiere of William Bolcom's work The Innocent Songs at Hill Auditorium February 2004 ([17])

(neg. na18716)

Box   1  
Left to Right: Robert Spano (conductor), Bright Sheng, and Emanuel Ax (pianist) at the premiere of Sheng's Red Silk Dance with the Boston Symphony January, 2000 ([18])

(neg. na18717)

Box   1  
Left to Right: Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Bright Sheng at Tanglewood Music Center when Sheng was a student of Composers Workshop at the Music Center 1985 ([19])

(neg. na18718)

Box   1  
Leonard Bernstein conducting ([20])

(A gift to Bright Sheng from Leonard Bernstein in 1990)

(neg. na18719)

Box   1  
Sheng with Silk Road Project Tanglewood Workshop at Tanglewood Music Center 2000 ([21])

(neg. na18720)

Box   1  
[Does not exist] ([22])
Box   1  
Bright Sheng and Yo-Yo Ma after the premiere of Seven Tunes Heard in China for Solo Violoncello in Orange County, California 1995 ([23])

(neg. na18721)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Valery Gergiev (conductor) after Gergiev conducted Strauss' Salome with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City April 2004 ([24])

(neg. na18725)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Leonard Bernstein at Fountainbleau 1989 ([25])

(neg. na18726)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Neemi Jarvi (conductor) ([26])

(neg. na18727)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with David Henry Hwang (the librettist of Sheng's opera The Silver River ([27])

(neg. na18728)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Arthur Feigen (conductor) ([28])

(neg. na18729)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Takacs Quartet after the premiere of Bright Sheng's String Quartet No. 3 1993 ([29])

(neg. na18730)

Box   1  
Cho-Liang Lin (violinist), Bright Sheng and Hui-Chang Yan (conductor) with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra after the performance of Sheng's Spring Dreams, (neg. na18731) 1993 ([30])
Box   1  
Left to Right: The team of the premiere of Bright Sheng's The Song of Majnun: Andrew Porter (librettist), Bright Sheng, Colin Graham (director), and Richard Buchley (conductor) at Chicago 1992 ([31])

(neg. na18732)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with musicians of the Seattle Symphony after Bright Sheng conducted Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale ([32])

(neg. na18733)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Heiichiro Oyama (violist), the director of Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 1993 ([33])

(neg. na18734)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Maximiano Valdes (conductor) after a performance of H'un by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 1994 ([34])

(neg. na18735)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Yahja Ling after a performance of H'un by the Cleveland Orchestra, ca. 1990-1993 ([35])

(neg. na18736)

Box   1  
Left to Right: Hugo Weigall, Bright Sheng, and Brena and Lee Freeman (patrons) at the premiere of The Song of Majnun 1992 ([36])

(neg. na18737)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng and Thomas Dausgaord (the principal guest of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra) after a performance of H'un, ca. 1995 ([37])

(neg. na18738)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng and William Mclaughlin (conductor) after a performance of H'un by the Kansas City Symphony 1994 ([38])

(neg. na18739)

Box   1  
Left to Right: Dennis and Susan Carlyle (patrons), Sheng, David Gockley (General Director of the Houston Grand Opera) ([39])

(neg. na18740)

Box   1  
Bright Sheng with Ward Holmquist, the conductor of the Houston Grand Opera who recorded Sheng's The Song of Majnun in 1994 ([40])

(neg. na18741)

 
Left to Right: Ardis Krainik (the director of Chicago Lyrical Opera), Bright Sheng, Andrew Porter (the librettist of The Song of Majnun), Brena and Lee Freeman (patrons), (neg. na18742) 1992 ([41])
 
Reviews 1986-2004 [series]

The Reviews, 1986-2004 series includes topically arranged press clippings regarding Sheng's compositions, performances, directorships, and recordings.

Box   1  
Publicity /Previews 1989-2004 (2 folders)
 
Composition Reviews
Box   1  
"H'un" (Lacerations) -- in memoriam 1966-1976, Europe Tour 1993
Box   1  
"H'un" (Lacerations) -- in memoriam 1966-1976 1988-2004
Box   1  
Opera and Music Theater Works 1992-2003
Box   1  
Orchestra and Chorus Works 1986-2004
Box   1  
Chamber/Vocal/Solo Works 1987-2004
Box   1  
Performance Reviews 1987-2003
Box   1  
Directorship Reviews 1993-2002
 
Recording Reviews 1992-2003
 
Programs 1973-2003 [series]

The chronologically-arranged Programs, 1973-2003 series contains both season schedules and individual performance stagebills dating from Sheng's days in China to the present. The programs feature both Sheng's own appearances and performances of his compositions, as well as seasons or performances for which Sheng acted as conductor or artistic director. Additionally, the series includes a few stagebills (for events not relating to Sheng or his music) that feature articles about Sheng.

Box   2  
1973, 1980-1983, 1986, 1988-1993, undated (20 folders)
Box   3  
1994-1998 (20 folders)
Box   4  
1999-2003 (11 folders)
 
Libretti 1999-2003 [series]

The Libretti, 1999-2003 series contains libretti, souvenir programs, and outlines for two of Sheng's operatic works Silver River and Madam Mao.

Box   4  
The Silver River, (Libretto and Outline), 1997 Revised 1999 1997-1999
Box   4  
Madam Mao, (Libretto and Program books) 2003
 
Published Scores 1988-1999 [series]

The Published Scores, 1988-1999 and the Printed Scores, 1982-2002 series both include scores for many of Sheng's compositions arranged by genre of music (Chamber/Vocal/Solo, Choral/Orchestral, or Opera/Music Theater). The former contains G. Schirmer's printed scores for musicians' use, while the latter contains scores published for a wider audience.

 
Chamber/Vocal/Solo Works [subseries]
Box   4  
Three Chinese Love Songs (score and parts) 1988
Box   4  
Two Folk Songs from Qin Hai (score and parts) 1989
Box   4  
My Song for Solo Piano 1989
Box   4  
The Stream Flows for Solo Violin 1990
Box   4  
Four Movements for Piano Trio (score and parts) 1990
Box   4  
String Quartet No. 3 (score and parts) 1993
Box   4  
Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet 1994

(score and parts)

Box   4  
Seven Tunes Heard in China
 
Orchestra Works [subseries]
Box   4  
H'un (Lacerations) -- in Memoriam 1966-1976 1988
Box   4  
China Dreams 1995
Box   4  
Flute Moon 1999
 
Opera/Music Theater [subseries]
 
The Song of Majnun 1992
 
Printed Scores 1982-2002 [series]
 
Chamber/Vocal/Solo [subseries]
Box   5  
Three Etudes for Solo Flute, 1982 Revised 1988 1982-1988
Box   5  
Three Chinese Poems for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano 1982-1992
Box   5  
Seven Yadhtrib Variations for Solo Bassoo n 1994
Box   5  
Three Pieces for Viola and Piano 1986
Box   5  
Three Songs for Violoncello and Pipa 1999
Box   5  
String Quartet No. 4 2000
Box   5  
Tibetan Dance 2001
Box   5  
Distant Birthday Bells for Solo Piano 2001
 
Orchestra/Chorus [subseries]
Box   5  
Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty, (soprano and orchestra -- single winds) 1995
Box   5  
Two Folksongs from Qin Hai 1989
Box   5  
Fanfares for Orchestra 1992
Box   5  
Prelude for Orchestra 1994

(triple winds)

Box   5  
Postcards 1997

(chamber orchestra, double winds)

Box   5  
Spring Dreams 1997

(violoncello and orchestra of traditional Chinese instruments)

Box   5  
Spring Dreams 1998

(violin and orchestra of traditional Chinese instruments)

Box   5  
Tibetan Swing 2002

(triple winds)

Box   5  
Two Poems for Violoncello and Orchestra 1998

(violoncello and orchestra, triple winds)

Box   5  
Red Silk Dance 1999

(piano and orchestra)

Box   5  
Nanking! Nanking!, 2000

(pipa and Orchestra)

 
Opera/Music Theater [subseries]
Box   5  
The Song of Majnun Libretto (English) by Andrew Porter 1992

(cast 8; chorus 16; orchestra 35)

Box   5  
May I Feel-an Opera in Seven Minutes, Words (English) by E. E. Cummings 1996

(soprano, tenor and piano four hands)

 
The Silver River Libretto (English) by David Henry Hwang 1997

(cast 13; SATB chorus, orchestra: 2222/4331/h[3], strings)

 
Manuscripts and Revised Scores 1985-2004 [series]

The Manuscripts and Revised Scores, 1985-2004 series contains Sheng's original, hand-written scores, photocopies thereof, and printed scores with Sheng's hand-written revisions. The series highlights the revision and adaptation that are essential parts of Sheng's composition process by including multiple versions of some of his works. Also of note in the series are three manuscript versions of Leonard Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles, as orchestrated by Bright Sheng. These manuscripts include Bernstein's notes as well as Sheng's. For document-housing purposes, size is used to distinguish the oversize versions from the regular size versions. Thus, researchers should look for versions in both size categories.

 
Regular sized Manuscripts and Revised Scores [subseries]
 
Chamber/Vocal/Solo
Box   5  
The Stream Flows for Solo Violin 1990
Box   5  
Seven Tunes Heard in China 1999

(revised according to CD)

Box   5  
String Quartet No. 4 (Silent Temple) 2000
Box   5  
Boatmen's Song 2004
Box   5  
Mountain Echo and A Happy Sunny Day undated

(chorus and piano)

 
Orchestra/Chorus
Box   5  
Red Silk Dance November 1999
Box   5  
Red Silk Dance August 2001
Box   5  
Red Silk Dance, circa 1999-2002
 
Oversized Revised Scores [subseries]
 
Chamber/Vocal/Solo Music
Box   6  
String Quartet Number 3 1993

(Old Version with revisions)

 
Orchestra/Chorus
Box   6  
Fanfare: Arrows to the Page, revised May 1996
Box   6  
Fanfare I: Arrows to the Page, revised 1992-1997
Box   6  
Prelude for Orchestra, revised November 1994
Box   6  
Prelude for Orchestra, revised January 1995
Box   7  
Symphonic Suite (China Dreams), revised September 1995

(The first movement only)

Box   7  
China Dreams, revised 1995
Box   7  
Spring Dreams for Violoncello and Chinese Traditional Orchestra, revised circa 1997-1998
Box   7  
Postcards, revised June 1998
Box   7  
Nanking! Nanking!, revised February 2002
Box   8  
The Song and Dance of Tears, revised December 2003
Box   8  
The Song and Dance of Tears, revised April 2003
Box   8  
Tibetan Swing, revised February 2003
Box   8  
Red Silk Dance, revised 2001
 
Oversized Manuscripts [subseries]
 
Opera and Theater Music
Box   9  
The Song of Majnun 1992

(the second version, arias)

Box   9  
Arias and Barcarolles composed by Leonard Bernstein, orchestration by Bright Sheng undated (3 folders)

(the first, second, and third versions, with Leonard Bernstein's handwriting)

 
Chamber/Vocal/Solo Music
Box   10  
Three Etudes for Solo Flute 1992-1998

(the second version)

Box   10  
Three Chinese Love Songs 1988

(the second version, score and parts)

Box   10  
The Stream Flows for Solo Viola 1988

(the second version)

 
Chamber/Vocal/Solo Music
Box   10  
My Song for Solo Piano 1989

(the second version)

Box   10  
Four Movements for Piano Trio 1990

(the second version)

Box   10  
The Stream Flows for Solo Violin 1990

(the second version)

Box   10  
Three Chinese Poems for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano 1982-1992 (2 folders)

(the first and the second versions)

Box   10  
String Quartet No. 3 1993

(the second version)

Box   10  
Seven Short Yadhtrib Variations for Solo Bassoon 1994

(the copy of the second version)

Box   10  
Seven Tunes Heard in China 1995

(the second version)

Box   10  
A Tune from Childhood for Solo Clarinet 1996

(the second version)

Box   10  
A Happy Sunny Day undated

(the first version)

Box   11  
Three Songs for Pipa and Violoncello 1999

(the second version)

Box   11  
String Quartet No. 4 2000 (2 folders)

(the first and second versions)

Box   11  
Tibetan Dance 2001 (2 folders)

(the first and second versions)

Box   11  
Distant Birthday Bells for Solo Piano 2001

(the copy of the first version)

Box   11  
Three Tunes for Pipa and Erhu 2003

(the copy of the first version)

Box   11  
Fugato Variation for Solo Piano 2003

(the first version)

Box   11  
Boatmen's Song 2003 (2 folders)

(the first and second versions)

Box   12  
Three Poems from Sung Dynasty for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble 1985

(the second version)

Box   12  
H'un (Lacerations) in Memoriam 1966-1976 1988

(the second version)

Box   12  
Two Folk Songs from Qin Hai 1989

(score and parts, the second version)

Box   13  
China Dreams 1995 (2 folders)

(the third movement only, the first and second versions)

Box   13  
Spring Dreams for Violoncello and Orchestra 1997

(the first version)

Box   13  
Flute Moon 1999 (2 folders)

(the first and second versions)

Box   14  
Red Silk Dance 1999 (2 folders)

(the first and second versions)

Box   14  
Nanking! Nanking! 2000 (2 folders)

(the first and second versions)

Box   14  
Tibetan Swing 2002

(the first version)

Box   15  
The Song and Dance of Tears 2003 (2 folders)

(the first and second versions)

 
The Phoenix for Soprano and Orchestra 2004 (2 folders)

(the first and second versions)

 
Audio recordings [series]

The Audio Recordings series is largely comprised of unpublished CDs of 27 performances featuring Sheng's work. It also includes an interview with Sheng broadcast on Voice of America and a published CD containing Sheng's piece The Stream Flows. The CDs are labeled simply as "CD #" but the description in the contents list below generally includes information on the date of the performances, the orchestra/performers and conductor, and the title of the pieces on the CD. Researchers should note that additional audio recordings, from Sheng's trip along Chinese portions of the Silk Road in the summer of 2000, are included in the Silk Road Trip series.

 
CDs [subseries]
 
Unpublished recordings of Bright Sheng's music (29 optical discs (CDs))
Box   16  
CD #1
 
String Quartet No. 4. (Silent Temple) Premiere. April 19, 2000

(recorded at Eugen and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium; Selected from Bill and Mary Meyer Concert Series of Freer Gallery of Art)

(14:57)
 
Four Movements for Piano July 23, 2002

(Selected from FCM VII: American Music of the Past Fifteen Years of the Concert Series at 2002 Tanglewood Music Festival)

 
Movement 1 (track 2, 3:50)
 
Movement 2 (track 3, 2:40)
 
Movement 3 (track 4, 2:58)
 
Movement 4 (track 5, 4:50)
 
Three Songs for Violincello and Pipa July 23, 2002

(recorded at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood; Selected from FCM VI: American Music of the Past Fifteen Years of the Concert Series at 2002 Tanglewood Music Festival)

 
"Four Seasons" (track 6, 1:49)
 
"A Little Cabbage" (track 7, 3:49)
 
"Native Dance" (track 8, 4:31)
 
"A Tune from Childhood" (Saxophone version) March 9, 2004

(Recorded at Britton Recital Hall, Ann Arbor MI; the Premiere of Alto Saxophone Version; Selected from Brian Sacawa's Concert at the School of Music at the University of Michigan)

(track 9, 3:25)
Box   16  
CD #2
 
Bartok: Contrasts June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 
Track 1 (5:26)
 
Track 2 (4:23)
 
Track 3 (7:17)
 
Three Songs for Violincello and Pipa June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 
"Four Seasons" (track 4, 1:52)
 
"A Little Cabbage" (track 5, 3:06)
 
"Native Dance" (track 6, 4:32)
 
Adams: Chamber Symphony (1992) June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 
Track 7 (8:30)
 
Track 8 (9:42)
 
Track 9 (7:08)
Box   16  
CD #3
 
Sheng: String Quartet No 3 (1993) June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

(track 1, 20:55)
 
Sheng: Two Poems From The Sung Dynasty (1985) June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 
"Sheng Sheng Man" (track 2, 3:05)
 
"Chai Tou Feng" (track 3, 11:27)
Box   16  
CD #4
 
Nanking! Nanking! (2000), July, 23 2002

(recorded at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, MA; Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Bright Sheng conductor; Selected from FCM VII: American Music of the Past Fifteen Years of the Concert Series at 2002 Tanglewood Music Festival)

(track 1, 30:40)
 
Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty (1985) July 23, 2002

(recorded at Sieji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, MA; Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Bright Sheng conductor; Selected from FCM VII: American Music of the Past Fifteen Years of the Concert Series at 2002 Tanglewood Music Festival)

 
"Sheng Sheng Man" (tracks l-2, 4:07)
 
"Chai Tou Feng" (track 3, 10:35)
Box   16  
CD #5
 
H'un (Lacerations): In Memoriam 1966-1976 (1988), October 31, 1989 1966-1989

(recorded in Seattle by Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conductor)

(track 1, 22:16)
 
Nanking! Nanking! (2000) May 17, 2001

(recorded in Seattle by Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conductor)

(track 2, 28:44)
Box   16  
CD #6
 
China Dreams (1995) undated

(recorded at Bowdoin Summer Festival by Bowdoin Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Bright Sheng conductor)

 
Track 1 (4:58)
 
Track 2 (4:21)
 
Track 3 (7:22)
 
Track 4 (8:17)
 
String Quartet No. 3 (1993) undated

(Recorded at Bowdoin Summer Music Festival)

(track 5, 19:37)
 
Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty (1985) undated

(Recorded at Bowdoin Summer Music Festival)

 
Track 1 (3:09)
 
Track 2 (10:10)
Box   16  
CD #7
 
Postcards (1997) undated

(recorded in Seattle by Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conducting)

 
Movement 1 (track 1, 4:59)
 
Movement II (track 2, 2:53)
 
Movement III (track 3, 3:22)
 
Movement IV (track 4, 5:07)
 
Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty (1985) undated

(recorded in Seattle by Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conducting)

(track 5, 13:26)
 
"Sheng Sheng Man"
 
"Chai Tou Feng"
 
String Quartet No. 3 (1993) undated (track 6, 19:39)
Box   16  
CD #8
 
Nanking! Nanking! (Premier) January 1, 2000

(recorded in Hamburg, Germany by North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Eschenbach; version with Gain Bootded on pipa)

(26:38)
Box   16  
CD #9
 
Flute Moon (1999) Premier, undated

(recorded by Houston Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Eschbach conductor)

 
Chi Lin Dance (track 1, 5:58)
 
Flute Moon (track 2, 12:34)
Box   16  
CD #10
 
Boatman's Song (2003) April 25, 2004

(recorded in New York City by Young People Chorus)

(8:47)
 
CD #11
 
Tibetan Dance (2001) March 27, 2004

(recorded at Chelsea Art Museum by St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble; Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet; Melvin Chen, piano; Mayuki Fukuhara, violin)

 
Prelude (track 1, 3:32)
 
Song (track 2, 2:43)
 
Tibetan Dance (track 3, 6:05)
Box   16  
CD #12
 
13 Ways of Looking at Goldberg (2003) May 2, 2004

(recorded at Dalton Recital Hall, 2004 Gilmore Recital Hall; Gilbert Kalish piano; variations by Curtis-Smith, Higdon, Zupko, Walden, Sheng, Bermal, Del Tredici, Lerdahl, Bolcom, Foss, Gothoni, Hersch)

Box   16  
CD #13
 
Tibetan Dance (2001) July 27, 2003

(recorded at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Bright Sheng Chamber Music concert; L.P. How, violin; Lori Lovato, clarinet; Bright Sheng, piano)

 
"Prelude" (track 1, 3:56)
 
"Song" (track 2, 2:36)
 
"Tibetan Dance" (track 3, 4:39)
 
Three Chinese Love Songs (1988) July 27, 2003

(recorded at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; Evelyn Pollock, soprano; John Largess, viola; Bright Sheng, piano)

 
"Blue Flower" (track 4, 1:32)
 
"At the Hillside where Horses are Running" (track 5, 1:24)
 
"The Stream Flows" (track 6, 3:55)
 
Tibetan Dance (2001) July 27, 2003

(recorded at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; L.P. How, violin; Lori Lovato, clarinet; Bright Sheng, piano)

 
"Prelude" (track 1, 3:59)
 
"Song" (track 2, 2:44)
 
"Tibetan Dance" (track 3, 4:46)
Box   16  
CD #14
 
Red Silk Dance (1999) Premiere January 6, 2000

(recorded by Boston Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano conducting; Emanual Ax, piano)

(track 1, 15:46)
 
String Quartet No. 3 (1993) (track 2, 19:33)
Box   16  
CD #15
 
Four Movements for Piano Trio(1990) April 4, 2003

(recorded at the Pacific Rim Music Festival by the Empyrean Ensemble)

 
Track 1 (17:30)
Box   16  
CD #16
 
Two Poems for Violoncello and Orchestra (1998) March 12, 1999

(recorded by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui conducting; Yo-Yo Ma, Cello)

 
"Midnight Bells" (track 1, 15:12)
 
"Spring Dream" (track 2, 8:32)
 
Two Poems for Violoncello and Orchestra (1998) March 13, 1999

(recorded by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui conducting; Yo-Yo Ma, cello)

 
"Midnight Bells" (track 3, 15:14)
 
"Spring Dream" (track 4, 8:37)
Box   16  
CD #17
 
Postcards (1997) September 28, 2003

(recorded by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra)

(track 1, 16:18)
Box   16  
CD #18
 
The Phoenix (2003) Premiere February 5, 2004

(recorded by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conducting; Jane Eaglen, soprano)

(track 1, 24:38)
Box   16  
CD #19
 
The Song and Dance of Tears (2003) Premiere March 8, 2003

(recorded at Lincoln Center, New York City, by the New York Philharmonic, David Zinman conducting; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanual Ax, piano; Wu Man, pipa; Wu Tong, sheng)

(track 1, edited length of 25:18)
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CD #20
 
Nanking! Nanking! (2000)

(recorded at the 2001 Winnipeg Music Festival by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra)

(track 1, 28:47)
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CD #21
 
Tibetan Swing (2002)

(recorded by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Robert Spano conducting)

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CD #22
 
Three Tunes for Pipa and Erhu November 20, 2003

(recorded at Trinity Center by Orchestra 2001)

 
Prelude (track 1, 2:03)
 
Song (track 2, 3:20)
 
Tibetan Dance (track 3, 4:21)
 
Flute Moon (2001) November 20, 2003

(recorded at Trinity Center by Orchestra 2001)

 
Chi-Lin Dance (track 1, 5:55)
 
Flute Moon (track 2, 12:02)
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CD #23
 
The Silver River (1997 revised 1999)

(recorded at the Spoleto Festival 2000 first edit)

(tracks 1-3, 67:36)
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CD #24
 
The Silver River (1997 revised 1999)

(recorded at the F.C.C. Festival 2000 first edit)

(track 1, 74:00)
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CD #25
 
The Silver River (1997 revised 1999)

(recorded at the F.C.C. Festival 2000 second edit: boosted and balanced)

(track 1, 74:00)
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CD #26
 
H'un (Lacerations) (1988) October 11, 2002

(recorded at Jordan Hall, NEC, by the Boston Modern Orchestra, Gil Rose conducting)

(track 1, 10:28)
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CD #27
 
Stravinsky's The Song of the Nightingale (1917) January 17, 2003

(recorded in Lexington, Kentucky by the Lexington Philharmonic)

(track 1, 30:52)
 
Flute Moon (2001) January 17, 2003

(recorded in Lexington, Kentucky by the Lexington Philharmonic)

 
Movement I: Chi-Lin Dance (track 2)
 
Movement II Flute Moon (tracks 3-8)
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CD #28
 
Ravel's Mother Goose Suite (1911-1912) January 17, 2003

(recorded in Lexington, Kentucky by the Lexington Philharmonic)

 
Concert Pre-Talk (track 1, 2:59)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part I (track 2, 2:06)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part II (track 3, 3:56)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part III (track 4, 3:40)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part IV (track 5, 5:04)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part V (track 6, 7:05)
 
China Dreams (1995) January 17, 2003

(recorded in Lexington, Kentucky by the Lexington Philharmonic)

 
Track 7 (5:04)
 
Track 8 (4:09)
 
Track 9 (7:33)
 
Track 10 (10:37)
 
Interviews
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CD #29
 
Sound of Chinese Music November 2, 2002, November 9, 2002

(Interview with Bright Sheng by Voice of America Radio, recorded in Washington, D.C.)

 
November 2 (track 1)
 
November 9 (track 2)
 
Commercial recordings
 
Kind of Colorful. Prestant Records. Featuring Xiang Gao, Violin; with Dr. Howard Watkins, Piano and Martin Katz, Piano.

(A published CD containing The Stream Flows and program notes by Bright Sheng. Recorded August 1988)

 
Student Works 1996-2004 [series] [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]

The Student Works, 1996-2004 series includes manuscript scores as well as both published and unpublished audio recordings (CDs) of works composed by Sheng's students. In accordance with provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and University of Michigan policy, this series is restricted.

 
Student Audio Recordings [subseries] [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Bridging the Pacific Rim: the Music of Chihchun Chi-sun Lee [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Lokananta, for Japanese Gamelan and Symphony Orchestra, by Gabriel Ian Gould 2000 [Not for broadcast in any form]

(Performed by University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra)

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Student Manuscripts (regular-sized) [subseries] [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Sam Davis Victor 1997 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Armando Bayolo Songs to the Supple Suitor for medium voice and piano 1997 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Paul Yeon Lee Silhouette for orchestra 1998 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Joshua Palay Ode to Autumn 1998 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Michael Djupstion String Trio undated [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Chi-Sun Lee, programs undated [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Student Manuscripts (oversized) [subseries] [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Francesco Accolla , Ganga, to the children of Sarajevo, for orchestra undated [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Francesco Accolla Il Giardino di Hamdisi for voice and 16 players undated [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Gordon Beeferman Sonata Bombastica for Violin and Piano 1996 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Derek Bermel Voices concerto for clarinet and orchestra 1997 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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David Schober Empty Shells, for violin and piano 2000 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Gabriel Ian Gould Lokananta, for Javanese Gamelan and Symphony orchestra 2000 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Pei Lu Rhapsody No.1, Dance of the Dragon 2002 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Andre Myers Let Evening Come for Soprano and Chamber Orchestra 2002 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Ozie C. Cargile II Once Upon the Sea, for alto Saxophone and String Orchestra 2002 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
 
Student Manuscripts (oversized) [subseries] [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Armando Bayolo Los Conquistadores, four poems for orchestra after Pablo Neruda 2003 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
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Steven Simpson Into the Blue, for orchestra 2003 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
 
Joel Wm. Puckett Ping, Pang, Pong 2004 [SR: Student educational records, restricted 75 years from date of creation]
 
Silk Road Trip 2000 [series]

The Silk Road Trip, 2000 series documents Bright Sheng's journey in the summer of 2000 to conduct ethnomusicological field work for the Silk Road Project. The trip covered several remote provinces in China, including Qinghai, where he got his start as a composer. Records in this series include Sheng's audio diary; recordings of local folk music; interviews, articles, and other writings about the Silk Road in general and the trip in particular; and numerous slides. The listing for CDs includes the dates of the recordings, the cities or areas in which the recordings were made and a brief description of the subject matter of the recording. Also, included in the "Silk Road Writings" folder is a printout of the website G. Schirmer created (also available at http://www.schirmer.com/silkroad/sheng/) as an companion piece to Sheng's trip. Also in diary format, it was compiled from email reports he sent while in China. Researchers may find it useful to also consult this piece while reviewing the slides or audio diaries from the trip.

 
Silk Road Audio Journal July-August, 2000 [subseries] (4 optical discs (CDs))
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CD #1 Beijing and Qinghai July 13-18, 2000
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CD #2 July 18-August 2, 2000

(Qinghia (cont.), Shaanxi, Gansu)

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CD #3 August 3-13, 2000

(Gansu (cont.), Xinjiang)

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CD #4, Aug 14-24 2000

(Xinjiang (cont.))

 
Folk Music Recordings July-August, 2000 [subseries] (27 optical discs (CDs))
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CD #5 July 14-16, 2000

(Danma Temple (7/14), Qutan Temple (7/16/), Ledu County, Qinghai)

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CD #6 July 16-18, 2000

(Qutan Temple, Ledu County, Qinghai. Hua'er Singing at Hua'er Festival of Qutan Temple; Folk Songs Singing, Zang Opera, at Weinan Regong Art Festival.)

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CD #7 July 16-18, 2000

(Datong county, Qinghai: Puppet Opera "West Journal of Emperor Tang"; Hua'er Singing; Drinking Songs.)

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CD #8 July 16, 2000

(People's Park, Xining, Qinghai: Hua'er Singing; Banquet Songs; Pingtan Singing; Yutan singing; Drinking songs, etc.)

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CD #9 July 20-21, 2000

(Xi'an, Shaanxi: Wanwan singing; Instruments--Yueqin, Yingxian, Banhu, Wanwan, Bangzi, Percussions.)

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CD #10 July 22, 2000

(Xi'an, Shaanxi: Wanwan singing (cont.); Qing Opera at Circle City Park)

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CD #11

(Xi'an Shaanxi: Shaanbei Folk Songs singing)

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CD #12 July 24, 2000

(Yan'an Shaanxi: Suo Na performance; Shaanbei Ballad; Folk Songs.)

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CD #13 July 24-30, 2000

(Sude, Shaanbei: Shaanbei Folk Songs)

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CD #14 July 24-30, 2000

(Yuling, Shaanbei: Yuling singing I)

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CD #15 July 24-30, 2000

(Yuling, Shaanbei: Yuling singing II)

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CD #16, July 31. 2000

(Lanzhou, Gansu: Long Opera)

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CD #17 August 2-10, 2000

(Wuwei, Lanzhou, Gansu; Folk songs singing by blind people; Lanzhou Guzi I)

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CD #18 August 7, 2000

(Lanzhou, Gansu: Lanzhou Guzi II)

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CD #19 August 3-12, 2000

(Chuannan county, Lanzhou, Gansu, Urumqi, Xinjiang: Yugu people's Folk Songs singing; Qiebiyate Mukam.)

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CD #20 August 12-15, 2000

(Urumqin, Ahqi, Xinjiang: Mukam; Daolang Dance Mukam.)

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CD #21, August 15th. 2000

(Ahqi, Xinjiang: The old person Magaty's singing; Duolang Mukam I)

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CD #22 August 15-18, 2000

(Ahqi, Atushi, Xinjiang: Magaty's singing; Duolang Mukam II; Kilghiz Folk Songs singing at Atush)

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CD #23 August 18-19, 2000

(Atush, Ahqi, Xinjiang; Kilghiz Folk Songs (cont.); Kumuzi Balad Singing by two old people at Ahqi.)

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CD #24. August 22, 2000

(Ahqi, Xinjiang; Folk Songs singing by the old people Magaty from Ahqi)

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CD #25 August 23-24, 2000

(Arharqi, Yining, Xinjiang: Kilghiz people's folk music; Kubuz Mukam; Xibo people's folk music; Yining Folk Songs. Music played by the Donbra)

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CD #26 August 24, 2000

(Yining, Xinjiang: Folk Songs singing and played by the Donbra; Kubuz Mukam.)

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CD #27, September, 4 2000

(Shandong: Lanshan Haozi (Labers Working songs); Wanglianmao Qiang)

 
Silk Road Slides summer 2000 [subseries]

The slides from the Silk Road Trip are arranged in approximate chronological order. The descriptions are derived from Bright Sheng's trip notes and comments. The slides are filed in album sleeves and individually numbered. The identifying number in square brackets indicates the sleeve number and slide number.

 
Residents of Qinghai Province July 14-20, 2000 ([1.1-5])
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Tu people at Hu-Zhu county of Qinghai province July 15, 2000 ([1.5])
 
Dan Ma, a small town at Hu-Zhu county, people went to the first day of three-day annual Hua'er Festival July 14, 2000 ([1.6-9])
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People July 14, 2000 ([1.8])
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Young people singing during Hua'er Festival July 14, 2000 ([1.10-13])
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Tu people having their traditional events July 14-20, 2000 ([1.14-18])
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The scenery of Qinghai July 14-20, 2000 ([1.19-20])
 
Bright Sheng giving a lecture and a recital with his assistant, Annie Crawford, at the Musicians' Union, of Xining, Qinghai Province July 17, 2000 ([2.1-2.14])
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Sheng giving a lecture and a short recital ([2.2-5])
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Sheng with old friends who live in Xining ([2.6-14])
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Left to right: Sheng's old friend, Sheng, and Crawford (assistant) ([2.8])
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Bright Sheng on the flight from Detroit to Beijing July 12, 2000 ([2.15])
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Arriving at Xining airport in Qinghai from Beijing July 13, 2000 ([2.16])
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Qu Tan Temple in Le Du County of Qinghai July 18, 2000 ([3.1-15])
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The Yellow River. July 18, 2000 ([3.16-18])

(The river is along the way Bright Sheng drove through the mountain to Tong Ren County in the district of Huang Nan, Qinghai. The Yellow River was named after its color of mud, but here the water is crystal clear green. Qinghai is the riverhead for The Yellow River.)

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The Scenery of Qinghai July 14-20, 2000 ([3.19-20])
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Qinghai Lake July 21, 2000 ([4.1-7])
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Bright Sheng and assistant Annie Crawford with Tibetan people who live on the side of Qinghai Lake July 21, 2000 ([4.8-9])
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Bright Sheng riding along the side of Qinghai Lake July 21, 2000 ([4.10-12])
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The scenery along the side of Qinghai Lake July 21, 2000 ([4.13-15])
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Ca. The mountain of Qinghai July 14-20, 2000 ([4.16])
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Xining airport, Qinghai. Bright Sheng and his assistant Annie Crawford leaving Qinghai for Xi'an July 21, 2000 ([4.17])
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Xi'an, Shaanxi Province July 22-24, 2000 ([5.1-2])

(Qin opera performance, an old operatic form whose history can be traced back to the Qin dynasty (221-206 B.C.E). Qin opera, like all Chinese classical operas, combines music, dance, and drama.)

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Qin opera performance at Xingqin Park of Xi'an July 23, 2000 ([5.3-10])
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July 23,d The Scenery of Xingqin Park at Xi'an 2000 ([5.11])
 
Xi'an, Wan Wan Singing July 23, 2000 ([5.12-18])

(A dying form of a local opera derived from the Shanxi puppet show. Four old people performed with unusual instruments. The music is completely in the style of calculated improvisation. The instruments are tuned differently, giving each player a greater freedom to form different melodic patterns.)

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The percussion, one of the unusual instruments played by a Wan Wan Singing performer ([5.14-15])
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The Moon Guitar played by a Wan Wan Singing performer. ([5.16])

(A hexagonal lute whose player wore a metal thimble on the index finger of his fingering hand to facilitate an elongated glissando effect, found also in Hawaiian guitar playing.)

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The unusual mandolin ([5.17])
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Northern Shaanxi (Shaanbei) Ballad ([5.18])
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The scenery of Yan'an, Shaanbei July 25, 2000 ([6.1-10])

(A cave town that used to be the military base of the Chinese Communist Party during the '30's and '40's. There are a few landmarks that recall the old days of the Red Army.)

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Yan'an, a few well-known folk singers. July 25, 2000 ([6.11-15-])

(Yan'an, a few well-known folk singers of the area, who sang in highly decorative and sustained high falsetto notes with dramatic melodic patterns reflecting the landscape of this very mountainous region.)

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Ca. Shandong local opera September 4, 2000 ([6.16-19])
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Ca. Suide July 26-27, 2000 ([7.1-11])

(A small museum of stone carving from the Han dynasty. These were from stone walls inside small important tombs. Carvings of musicians on the walls further convinced people that the instruments SHENG (mouth organ) and ZHENG (a koto-like zither) existed in China two thousand years ago. There were also drummers and elaborate dances carved on the wall.)

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Ca. July 25-29 Folksong singing at Shaanxi Province 2000 ([7.14-15])
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Ca. Yuling, Shaanbei. Yuling Singing--a dying ballad form July 26-28, 2000 ([7.16-20])

(The fascinating thing about this style is the performance practice discrepancy between the singing part (mostly male imitating female voices) and the instrumental accompaniment: the later remains in the southern style which is still evident in forms like Jiangnan Sizhu (southern chamber music ensemble playing), while the former is strongly influenced by the folksong style from the region. (See the Shaanbei parts of the Silk Road Journal by Bright Sheng))

 
The scenery near to Xi'an City. July 29 2000 ([8.1-14])
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The tomb of Fu Su, the first son of Qin Emperor ([8.1])
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A local museum ([8.2])
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Huaqingchi, a Palace that Emperor Li's wife used to have showers ([8.3-5])
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The display of the museum ([8.6-11])
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Tan San Cai ([8.12-14])
 
The scenery near the Huangdi Mausoleum 2000 ([8.15-20, and 9.1-8])
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Huangdi Mausoleum, Shaanxi Province ([9.7])
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Qian Ling, the tomb of Emperor Wu, the first female Emperor in Chinese History ([9.9-10])
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Da Yan Ta, in Xi'an City July 29, 2000 ([9.11])
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Ca. September 4th. Lanshan Haozi (labor working songs) ([9.12-9.15])
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Ca. Qinghai Puppetry Music July 14-30, 2000 ([9.16-9.19])
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One of the local Shaanxi Museums ([9.20])
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The scenery of Gansu Province I (Mogao Caves) July 30-August 2, 2000 ([10.a-t,])
 
The scenery of Gansu Province II July 30-August 2, 2000 ([11.a-t])
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Jia Yu Gate, a part of great Wall ([11.a-o])
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Bright Sheng at the Jia Yu Gate ([11.n])
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Xanxiao singing, People's Square, Wuwei, Gansu Province July 30-August 2, 2000 ([12.a-g])

(Wuwei is a modern city that used to be called Liang Zhou. Some old blind people singing ballads (story-telling music) in a public park).

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Ca. August 3-4 Pictures in Dun Huang Caves, which cover over fifteen hundred years in history, from ca. 400-1900 AC [AD] 2000 ([12.k-n])
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The introduction of the Silk Road at the Silk Road Museum in the Gobi desert ([12.p])
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The roads of the Silk Road displayed at the Silk Road Museum in the Gobi desert ([12.q])
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The map of the Silk Road displayed at the Silk Road Museum in the Gobi desert ([12.r])
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Ca. September 1-4 Old fishing boats, Shandong Province 2000 ([12.s-t])
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Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, a famous market area where many ethnic non-Han people live August 10, 2000 ([13.a])
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On the streets of Urumqi August 9-13, 2000 ([13.b])
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Uyghur street musicians of Urumqi August 9-13, 2000 ([13.c])
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A Uyghur concert with singing and dancing August 9-13, 2000 ([13.f-q])
 
Ca. August 13-17th Mageti, Xinjiang Province 2000 ([14.a-t and 15.a-f])

(Bright Sheng was invited to a Uyghur family dinner. During the dinner, five old Mukam players/singers perform the Daolong Mukam almost without stop for six hours. See the Xinjiang part of Bright Sheng's Silk Road Journal)

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Five old Village peasants performing dolang mukam ([14.a-b])
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Dancing ([14.c-d, f-h])

(Dancing is a main feature during the Uyghur's hosted dinner. Usually, the hosts start, and then guests join in)

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An unusual instrument used by Uyghur musicians ([14.j])
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Bright Sheng trying to follow dolang mukam's rhythm ([14-q])
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One of the musicians cooking ([14-t])
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Ca. in Atush August 18-19, 2000 ([15.g-j])

(inhabited chiefly by the Kilghiz people (another one of the thirteen ethnic groups in Xinjiang). The pictures show the Tan Chang tradition: the singing of Kilghiz folk songs and the playing of one of their representative plucked instruments, the Kumuz. The Kumuz is a two-stringed instrument with a rather small sounding and a narrow neck of about two feet.)

 
Ca. An old musician's house near Ahqi County, a small village in the high rocky mountains August 19-20, 2000 ([15.k-t])
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Left to Right: the best student of the old musician, Mr. Mamaty, Mamaty, and Mrs. Mamaty. ([15.l])
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Bright Sheng with Mr. Mamaty, age 75 ([15.n])

(a very cultured scholar, Mamaty knows much of the Kilghiz culture. Unfortunately, he has not recorded any of his repertoire of songs, which amounts to around 200 pieces. His best student (the one who introduced him to Bright Sheng) knows only roughly half of his songs.)

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Mr. Mamaty honoring Bright Sheng ([15.r-t])

(Mr. Mamaty treating Bright Sheng to the highest reception shown for the most honored guests--they kill and cook a whole lamb right in front of the guests and invite them to have it)

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A young Uyghur cooking ([15.r])
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Bright Sheng having dinner with Uyghur people ([15.s])
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The way to Yining August 21-23, 2000 ([16.a-t])

(The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. The blue sky blends well with the green and snowy mountain)

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Flame Mountain: August 26, 2000 ([17.a-h])

(In legends the Flame Mount was a fire-burning mountain. It is famous scenery on the way to Turpan)

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The scenery of Xinjiang. Pingyao Ancient City circa August 21-26, 2000 ([17.i-tand 18.a-h])
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Ca. Ruins of the Great Wall ([18. i-j, n-t])
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Jiayu gate, part of the Great Wall ([18.h-m])
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Ca. Bright Sheng on the Silk Road ("Western Territories") August 21-26, 2000 ([19.a-i])
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The scenery of Dong Huang (Cresson Spring and Sand dome) ([19.k-q])
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Ca. The scenery of Xinjiang August 21-29, 2000 ([20.a-e])
 
Ca. The scenery on the way to Tian Chi August 26-29, 2000 ([20.f-j])
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Residents living on Tian mountain ([20.j])
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Ca. August 26-29 The scenery of Tian Chi 2000 ([20.k-p])
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Ca. The scenery of Xinjiang August 21-29, 2000 ([20.q-r])
 
Ca. August 9-29 Uyghur folk song and dance performances 2000 ([21.a-t, and 22.a-d])
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Bright Sheng with Uyghur folk song and dance performers ([22.b-c])
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Uyghur audience members ([22.d])
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Folksong and dance performance at Yining August 22-23, 2000 ([22.f-l])
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Xinjiang, Urumqi, Kazak Singing August, 2000 ([22. p-q])
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Kilghiz Dinner August, 2000 ([22.r-s])
 
Turfan August 26 2000 ([23.a-r])

(An old city with a history of at least 2,000 years, Turfan is situated in a vast mountain valley of the Tian Shan Mountains. It had been an important commercial city for the Silk Road. It also is famous for its grapes and for Turfan Mukam.)

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The old city of Turfan ([23.a-k])
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Turfan Mukam performing under the grapevines. ([23.l-r])
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Residents of Xinjiang Province August 9-29, 2000 ([24.a-t, and 25.a-q])
 
Instruments ([26.a-t])
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The Kumzi ([26. a-j])
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The Tanber ([26. k])
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The Donbra ([26. l-o])
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Xun ([26. p])
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Chinese Cello ([26. q-r])
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Instruments displayed in the museum ([26. s-t])
 
The city view along the Silk Road of China ([27.a-t])
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Beijing ([27.c-e])
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Urumqi ([27.k-m])
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Along the Silk Road and The Silver River slides

(7 images of Bright Sheng's opera The Silver River from the Spoleto Festival in 2000 and 43 selected Silk Road slides which were used in the book Along the Silk Road.)

 
Silk Road Writings

(Articles, interviews, essays, and other information on the Silk Road and Sheng's trip)

 
Moving Images [series]

The Moving Images, 1985-2003 series is comprised of VHS tapes and DVDs of performances of Sheng's works, and interviews with and news segments featuring Sheng.

 
Videotapes [subseries]
 
Interviews
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CBS Sunday Morning November 17, 1985

(Bright Sheng and Aaron Copland at Tanglewood in 1985 Recorded at Tanglewood Music Festival; it was the first time Bright Sheng met Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland. Soon thereafter, Sheng became Bernstein's composition student for five years)

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NBC Sunday Today, Interview with Bright Sheng 1992
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UCSD-TV A Conversation with Bright Sheng Summer Fest La Jolla 1993 (30 min.)

(at)

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CBS Sunday Morning, Interview with Bright Sheng June 29, 1997
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PBS News Hour July 3, 1998
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Voice of American Chinese Branch, segment on Madame Mao July 18, 2002 (RT: 7:31)
 
Voice of America Chinese Branch, segment on Madame Mao August 2003 (August 2003)
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Asian American undated

(Hosted by David Henry Hwang; with guests Bright Sheng; Donna Lkema Chancellor)

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News Feature with Jim Lehrer segment on Madame Mao 2003 (RT: 10:10)
 
Ceremonial Events
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Bright Sheng at the White House Dinner honoring Chinese Premier Zhou Rongji April 1999
 
Performances
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The Song of Majnun August 3, 1994

(Opera Performance; Librettist: Andrew Porter; Orchestra: Houston Grand Opera; Aspen Opera theater; World Premiere Performance; RT.: 60 min.)

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The Song of Majnun March 30, 1996

(Opera Performance; Librettist: Andrew Porter; Conductor: Christopher Zimmerman)

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The Song of Majnun March 31, 1996

(Opera Performance; Librettist: Andrew Porter; Conductor: Christopher Zimmerman)

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The Silver River 1997

(Librettist: David Henry Hwang; Composer: Bright Sheng)

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The Silver River July 28, 1997

(Librettist: David Henry Hwang; Composer: Bright Sheng)

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The Silver River (1997 Rev. 1999) May 3-13, 2001

(Librettist: David Henry Hwang; Composer: Bright Sheng; Singapore; Copyright 2000 by G. Schirmer, Inc.)

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Chi-Lin April 2, 2002

(Bright Sheng; World Premiere Performance)

 
DVDs [subseries]
 
Performances
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The Silver River 2002

(Composer: Bright Sheng; Librettist: David Henry Hwang; Director: Ong Keng Sen; Conductor: Bright Sheng; recorded at Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center, New York City)

(Copyright 2000 by G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP) NY, NY, July 21, 2000)

 
Madame Mao Act I (Opera in Two Act) July 27, 2003

(Composer: Bright Sheng; Librettist: Colin Graham; Director: Colin Graham; Conductor: John Fiore; recorded at Santa Fe Opera House, New Mexico, The Santa Fe Opera, 2003 Festival Season. This is the Dress Rehearsal of the World Premiere.)

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