SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

9: Cuihu Chunxiao / Early Spring at Green Lake

Sheng with erhu, pipa, naobo and dagu

In this piece, folk melodies of southeast China are arranged and played on the sheng by Liu Xiaohu. Liu, as he plays, has in mind a traditional New Year's festival scene; beside a lake, youths have assembled to perform a lion dance and to practice stilt walking.