Deqing WEN’s works list

 

 

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I. OPERA

Le Pari (The Wager) (2002) 85'
Version for Chamber Opera in two acts four scenes (I-1)

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Le Pari (The Wager) (2004) 90'
Version for Big Opera in two acts four scenes (I-2)

Les Musiciens de Breme (2009) 40’

Chamber opera (I-3)
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II. OCHESTRA

De la Neige en Eté (1992) 16’
Concerto for violin and large orchestra (orchestral parts: contact to composer) (II-1)

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Variations of a Rose (2000) 14’
for large orchestra (3.3.3.3, 4.3.3.1,3perc, 1harp, 1pf, 16.14.12.10.8) (II-2)

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Traces IV (2004) 17’
Concerto for suo-na and large orchestra 3, 3, 3, 3; 4, 3, 3, 1; 4 perc, 1 arp, 1 pno; 12, 10, 8, 8, 6 (II-3)

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Traces V (2005) 22’
Concerto for erhu and Chinese traditional orchestra (II-4)

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Traces IV (2006) 17’
Concerto for suo-na and large Chinese traditional orchestra (II-5)

Zheng (Im Wettstreit) (2008) 11’
Concertino for orchestra (II-6)

Love Song and River Chant (2010) 8’25’’
Version for orchestra (II-7)

Daybreak (2011) 11’
for large orchestra(3.3.3.3, 4.3.3.1, 3perc, 1harp, 14.12.10.8.6)
world premier, Shanghai Concert Hall. 9 Nov.2011. (II-8)


An Ear to Flowers (2012) 14’
for large orchestra(3.3.3.3, 4.3.3.1, 3perc, 1harp, strings)
world premier, Shanghai Concert Hall. 14 Oct.2012 (II-9)

Soul Wandering(2013) 15’
for large orchestra (3.3.3.3, 4.3.3.1,4perc, 1harp, 14.12.10.8.6) (II-10)

III. CHAMBER MUSIC

Le Souffle (1994) 8 '
for six instruments (fl, clar, vl, vc, pf, perc) (III-1)

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Complainte (Lament) (1994) 13 '
for one narrator of Beijing opera and 3 percussionists (III-2)

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String Quartet No. 1 (1995) 22 ' (string quartet parts: contact to composer) (III-3)

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Wu (Awakening, zen Buddhism) (1995) 15' 25'' for soprano, alphorn and double bass (III-4)
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Traces I (1996) 6'
for clarinet and piano (can also be performed with a person doing Chinese calligraphy) (III-5)

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Traces II (1996) 12'
for nine instruments (fl, clar, vl, vc, alto, cb, pf, 2 perc)
(ensemble parts: contact to composer) (III-6)

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Petit Chou (Little Cabbage) (1997) 13 '
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variation for erhu (Chinese violin) and string quartet
(erhu and string quartet parts: contact to composer) (III-7)

The trill of steppe (1997) 10 '
for violin, cello and piano (III-8)

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Divination (1997) 18'
for six instruments (fl, clar, vl, vc, pf, perc) (III-9)
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Quatuor à cordes N° 2 (1997) 23'
(string quartet parts: contact to composer) (III-10)

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Ballade (1998) 10 '
for pipa (Chinese lute) and string quartet
(pipa and string quartet parts: contact to composer) (III-11)

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Quatre poésies (1999) 22' 
for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.1, 1.1.1.0, 1 perc, 1 harp, 1 pf, 1.0.1.1.1)
(orchestral parts: contact to composer) (III-12)

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Piping and Drumming (2000) 12’
for wind and percussion instruments (1.1.1.1, 1sax, 1tr. 1trb, 3perc. 1pf) (III-13)

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Soliloqui (2000) 5’
for 12 glass of crystal (III-14)
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Silk Bamboo (2001) 15’
for flute and string quartet
(flute and string quartet parts: contact to composer) (III-15)

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Ronde des Pagodes (2001) 5’40’’
for piano in four hands (III-16)

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Wind and Snow in the night (2002) 6'
for pipa (Chinese lute) and string quartet (III-17)
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Yang Liu Xiao (2002) 5' 19’’
for xiao (Chinese flute) and bottle, crystal glass and percussion (14 instrumentalists) (III-18)

Spring, River and Flowers on a Moonlit Night (2006) 21’
for pipa and chamber orchestra.
1 pipa, 1 fl, 1 ob, 1 cl, 1 fg, 1 cor, 1 tr, 1 tp. 1 perc, 1harp, 1 pno, 2 vi, 1 viola, 1 vc, 1 cb. (III-19)

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Moving Ants (2006) 9’
for four pipas (III-20)

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Ink Splashing I (2007) 12’
For 9 instruments (1.1.1; 1 trom. 1 perc.1 piano.1vn.1vla.1vc.) (III-21)

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Two Birds in One Cage (2007)
For oboe and English horn (III-22)

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A New Legent of Yang Zongbao and Mu Guiying (2008) 12’
Duet for voice and recorder (III-23)

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The Sound Gone to Heaven (2009) 8’
For viola solo and 6 violas (III-24)

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The Shiny Sound (2009) 12’
For erhu and ensemble (III-25)

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Suona in a Jazz Style  (2010) 10'
suona quintet (III-26)

Suona in a Jazz Style  (2011)10'
version for brass quintet (III-27)

Spiritual Rock and Roll (2011) 13’
For 2 pianos and 2 percussionists, world premier: Berlin 20 May.2012 (III-28)

The Tender Language of Wu (2011) 11’
for guqin and string quartet, world premier, He luting Concert Hall, 18 Oct.2011 (III-29)

IV. CHORUS MUSIC

Distance (1992) 14'40"
for mezzo-soprano, tenor, 12 feminine voices and 3 percussionists
Text: four ancient Chinese poems (IV-1)
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Spring, the river, flowers, the moon, the night (1996) 12'
for 12 feminine or child voices (IV-2)

The Four Seasons in My Childhood (2010) 20’
for children's or women's chorus, world premier: Shanghai 15 Oct.2012 (IV-3)

V. SOLO MUSIC

Ji I and Ji II (1992/93) 8' for piano (V-1)

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Shao Yue (The music of Shao) (2002) 7’ 30’’
Version for guqin solo (V-2)

Shao Yue (The music of Shao) (2002) 6’
Version for double bass solo (V-3)

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Love Song and River Chant (2006) 8’25’’ for solo piano (V-4)

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Traces III (1998) 8 ' for oboe solo (V-5)

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Kung - fu (1998) 11' for percussion solo (V-6)

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The shepherd boy’s flute (1999) 7’ for solo flute (V-7)

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Tch'i Tai Kuang (2012) for solo percussion (V-8)

 

Publish by Swiss Musical Edition
also edition: Bärenreiter-Verlag, Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35, D-34131 Kassel for Traces III (1998) http://cn.geocities.com/deqingwen/index.html

Selected Discography
CD Stradivarius STR 33471 Deqing WEN: Le souffle, Quatuor à cordes No 1, Wu (Zen), Complainte, Ji I et Ji II.CD Grammont Portrait MGB, CTS-M 81: Kung fu
CD Grammont Portrait MGB, CTS-M 82: Piping and Drumming
CD Grammont Portrait MGB, CTS-M 97: Quatre poésies
CD Grammont Portrait MGB, CTS-M 116: Deqing Wen
CD Chamber new Music of Wen, Fujian Edition, China
DVD Le Pari/ The Wager, opera, Fujian Edition, China
DVD Les Musiciens de Breme, Shanghai Musical Edition, China