Docking Overnight by Maple Bridge

Cello, 2014 [7'11"]

This piece was world-premiered by cellist Chien Hui Yang at her graduation recital (Pei-Chin Shi, adviser) at the Department of Chinese Music, Tainan National University of the Arts on April 27, 2014.

Program notes

This piece is the cello version of "Docking Overnight by Maple Bridge," which came from Ssu-Yu Huang's "Grand Music of Tang" No. 5 for classical guitar. The music was inspired by a poem of Zhang Ji (c. 753 AD) of Tang Dynasty under the same title:

At moonset the crows caw through the frosty sky.
Unable to sleep, I watch maple trees by fishing light.
Outside Gusu, Cold Mountain Temple stands upright.
The sound of its bells reaches my boat at midnight.

On Feb. 11, 2017 this piece was performed
by cellist Megan Koch in a Verdant Vibes concert at Music Mansion, Providence, Rhode Island.