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Sample: Pages 1, 4, 10, 14, 17, 21 and 24 from A Lute of JadeSee details ➔
Sample: Pages 1, 4, 10, 17, 21 and 24 of 'Songs of Mystic Jade' (First edition)See details ➔
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This works exists in three versions, two called Songs of Mystic Jade written in 2003 and revised in 2005 and the third called Lute of Jade which was completed in 2007.
The composer came across a book of classical poetry of China, called A Lute of Jade by L. Cranmer-Byng in which he was drawn to the poems of Ssu-k'ung T'u, the most philosophical of the poets in the collection.
Dedicated to Wendy Dixon
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Settings from "A Lute of Jade" by classical chinese poet Ssu-Kung Tu rendered into English verse by L. Cranmer-Byng from translations of Herbert Gyles
04 Jan 2008: Performed by Grevillea Ensemble: Wendy Dixon (soprano) and David Miller (piano)
Performed by Grevillea Ensemble: Wendy Dixon (soprano) and David Miller (piano)