Overnight by Maple Bridge
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This piece is the cello
version of "Docking Overnight by Maple Bridge." It was
world-premiered by cellist Chien Hui Yang at the Recital
Hall of the Department of Chinese Music, Tainan National
University of the Arts on April 27, 2014. The original
music came from Ssu-Yu Huang's "Grand Music of Tang" No.
5 for classical guitar, which was inspired by a poem of
Zhang Ji (c. 753 AD) of Tang Dynasty under the same
At moonset the crows caw through the
Unable to sleep, I watch maple trees
by fishing light.
Outside Gusu, Cold Mountain Temple
The sound of its bells reaches my
boat at midnight.
(English translation by Ying Sun © 2008)