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Blue Moon

By Tony Wheeler

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Tenor saxophone, er-hu (or violin) and piano, c.4'30.  
Combinations of dissonant and blues style intervals set the harmonic background for this piece - a drawing together of western and Chinese musical elements.  Composed 2013.

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ISMN 9790720133409
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Bodhisattva of the Silk Road

By Tony Wheeler

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Two pieces for Erhu (two string Chinese fiddle) and Zhong Ruan (four string Chinese guitar)  
A musical portrayal of various aspects of life, both ancient and present, in the far western province of Gansu, a region characterized by vast expanses of dry, sandy desert, and being one of the localities through which passed the ancient ‘Silk Road’ trade route, was one of the first places in China to be affected by the eastward spread of Buddhism from India, during the Tang Dynasty.  Composed 2013


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ISMN 9790720146096
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Cloud Hands

By Tony Wheeler

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Duet for Guqin and Zhong Ruan, c.8'35
Cloud hands, or yun shou, is a form of movement in taiji quan (t’ai ch’i chuan) and some other Chinese martial arts, which is used in combat to deflect an opponent’s attacking punch or strike. Its main characteristic is that although appearing to be a very soft and fluid movement, in essence it possesses a high degree of internal strength which is transmitted to the opponent. Various aspects of yun shou are expressed in this piece.
Includes CD for practice purposes. Composed 2014
Audio sample - Guqin and Zhongruan by Tony Wheeler

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ISMN 9790720115313
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Pipa Cool

By Tony Wheeler

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Clarinet in Bb,  Pipa and Piano, c.3'00.  Grade 6
This piece in the Latin jazz style employs the agility and technical flair of the pipa, combined the bluesy smoothness of the clarinet. The main melody is essentially an A-B-A form, which forms the basis of written out, quasi solo sections for each instrument in turn.
    Composed 2018


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    ISMN 9790720226163
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    Sun God

    By Tony Wheeler

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    Clarinet in A and Pipa, c.8'00. Grade 7
    The use of Lydian modes with the lowered 7th in this piece is a reflection of the richness of melodic and tonal materials in China’s music of antiquity. The clarinet and pipa play equal roles in this piece, with melodic and accompaniment material shared between the two instruments.
    Composed 2018


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    ISMN 9790720226170
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    Two Folk Songs

    By Tony Wheeler

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    Clarinet in Bb,  Pipa and Piano, c.5'40.  Grade 6

    These two Chinese folk songs both originate from the province of Sichuan, and are arranged here in the form and spirit of free variations.The carrying pole, balanced across the shoulder and laden at each end with heavy loads of water, grain or other goods, can still be seen in many indigenous Chinese communities. The first song,
    Tai yang chu lai (The sun comes out) is a workers’ song, sung to accompany the carrying of heavy loads up and down the mountain.
    Huai hua ji shi kai? (When will the scholar tree bloom?) is a love song. A young woman is waiting on the balcony, hand on the railing, waiting for her boyfriend to return. Her mother asks what she is looking at, to which she replies, “Ehhhh, I’m just wondering when that scholar tree (huai hua) is going to bloom!”
    • When will the Scholar Tree Bloom? - c. 2'45
    • When the Sun Come Out? - c.2'55
    Composed 2018


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    ISMN 9790720226156
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