AUGUSTA READ THOMAS


Qi

for percussion quartet (2017)


Oblong folio (482 x 737 mm; 19″ x 29″). Rendered in various bright colors on ivory paper. Signed by composer at upper right corner.

Premiered on 22 July 2017 by Third Coast Percussion at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame University.

In near-fine condition.

“qì is the circulating vital life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things. In traditional Chinese culture, qì or ch’i or ki in Korean culture and ki in Japanese culture is an active principle forming part of any living thing. qì literally translates as “breath”, “air”, and figuratively as “material energy”, “life force”, or “energy flow”. augustareadthomas.com


Published by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, the firm has come to be recognized as one of the leading international antiquarian dealers in the specialities of Music and Dance.

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