Commissioned Piece 2019-02-18T17:55:39+00:00

Commissioned Composition

Glorious Realm by D. F.

– the Commissioned Composition of 2016 Competition

An Interview with the Arranger of the Commissioned Composition, Ms. Susan Liu

“Recently, I arranged Glorious Realm (a vocal piece written by Shen Yun Artistic Director D.F.) for piano. With this melody, I deeply recognized the beauty he wrote and the different levels of meaning within the melody—of the divinity achieved. With arranging, the objective is to bring those meanings out.

I divided this into three sections. In the first, I used a pentatonic scale to bring out this gorgeous, divine melody—a Chinese melody—in its native language. Then in the second portion, I used Western harmonies to create a church chorale atmosphere—serious, solemn, humble, and reverent. In the third section, I wanted to bring out the grandiose nature of the melody and used large arpeggios, so as to let the listener hear these different levels contained within this seemingly simple melody.”

2016 Competition Gold Winner Dmitri Levkovich Playing “Glorious Realm”