Three Chinese Love Songs

by Anthony Ritchie, for soprano and piano, Opus 78

Three Chinese Love Songs

Expressive and reasonably taxing for the singer, these are settings of ancient Chinese love poems.

Programme Note

Commissioned by Bryan and Christina James for their daughter Ana's 21st birthday, and to be performed by Ana (soprano).

Total duration: 9 minutes

I am the North Pole - Tzu Yeh, 3rd-4th century.

I will swallow my tears - T'ang Wan, 12th century.

I saw your sigh - Anon. Yuan dynasty.