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On Jasmin


Grenfell, M, On Jasmin, Self, Hobart, pp. 15 (2017) [Minor Creative Work]

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"On Jasmin" for violin and piano was composed for Peter Tanfield and Shan Deng to perform on a tour of China in November 2017. It is a short rhapsodic piece that incorporates melodic ideas from the popular Chinese folk song "Jasmine Flower", a concept previously explored by the composer in her "Five Songs from the East" for pipa and piano, where a number of unpublished Chinese folk songs were "re-composed." "On Jasmin" attempts to convey a gentle warmth, inspired by the familiarity of the popular folk song whose lyrics are:

Beautiful jasmine flower
Beautiful jasmine flower
Sweet-smelling, beautiful, stems full of buds
Fragrant and white, everyone praises
Let me pluck you down to give to someone
Jasmine flower, jasmine flower

Item Details

Item Type:Minor Creative Work
Keywords:Composition for violin and piano
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music composition and improvisation
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Grenfell, M (Associate Professor Maria Grenfell)
ID Code:125407
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2018-04-16
Last Modified:2018-08-13

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