Ma - Gada Meirin Theme and Variation Fantasy for Trombone with Piano accompaniment
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Gada Meiren Theme and Variation Fantasy is the most well-known trombone composition in China. It was originally written for solo trombone and orchestra (unpublished) by Chinese composer You Dao Ma (1938-2007). The composer adapted the Inner Mongolian folk song Gada Meiren, also the name of the Inner Mongolian hero. The trombone and piano version of this piece was first published in China in 1959.
Gada Meiren Theme and Variation Fantasy is a single movement work that depicts a story with four distinct parts.
Part one: The repressed emotions of the Inner Mongolian people under the ruler. Gada Meiren led his people to fight against the ruler to protect their home and land.
Part two: Gada Meiren's nostalgia for his homeland and people when fighting away from home.
Part three: Gada Meiren's death in the battle. People mourned their hero with great sadness.
Epilogue: People's remembrance and praise for their hero Gada Meiren, carrying his spirit moving forward.
Taken from the 1959 version, this new edition of Gada Meiren Theme and Variation Fantasy for solo Trombone and Piano has fixed notation errors, added dynamics, articulations, tempo (bpm) markings, rearranged the piano score and solo part. All original Chinese terms in scores are translated into western standard musical terms.
The solo is about 9.5 minutes in length and appropriate for advanced performers.Free PDF Sample