Chinese and Taiwanese Songs

arranged and/or re-composed for Baroque chamber ensembles

These arrangements were composed for the Baroque chamber ensemble Melothesia, who played many of them as encore pieces during concert tours. Melothesia has also recorded several of these arrangements on a CD entitled "Melothesia", which was produced by Early Music Society Taiwan. Instrumentation for these songs can be somewhat flexible and continuo parts may be played without harpsichord.

Two of these arrangements can be heard at the following links:
The Swallow (Traditional Chinese song)
Dark Clouds (Traditional Taiwanese song)

Songs for:
flute/recorder, oboe, bassoon, gamba, harpsichord
(gamba and harpsichord are used as continuo)

Fengyang Huagu(China)
Hengchun Diao (Taiwan)
Jin Wan Yueliang Xingguang Duo Mei Hao (Taiwan aborigine song)
Kangding Qingge (China)
Moli Hua (China)
Si Xiang Qi (Taiwan)

Songs for:
recorder, oboe, violin, cello/bassoon and harpsichord

In That Far-away Place(China)
[harpsichord plays continuo]
The Swallow (China)

Songs for:
recorder, oboe, gamba and harpsichord

Dark Clouds (Taiwan)
Northwest Rain Pouring Down (Taiwan)
Under the Silver Moonlight (China) [harpsichord used as continuo]

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