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“Always with me” (from Spirited Away) by Youmi Kimura

“Always with me” is the closing song of Spirited Away.

According to Wikipedia, the song was written and performed by Youmi Kimura, a composer and lyre-player from Osaka. The lyrics were written by Kimura’s friend Wakako Kaku. The song was intended to be used for Rin the Chimney Painter, a different Miyazaki (by whom Spirited Away is directed and written) film which was never released. In the soundtrack of Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki explains how the song in fact inspired him to create Spirited Away.

Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し) is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy-adventure film. When released, Spirited Away became the most successful film in Japanese history, grossing over $274 million worldwide, and receiving critical acclaim.

You may very familiar with this song. Here the score-sheet of Always with me is attached Read more »

Saxophone score sheet for Perturbed (Tan Te)

The so called “magical song” Perturbed (Tan Te) is singed by Gong Linna – a pioneer in China, creating an individual, new Chinese Art Music. She is transforming the lightness of traditional Chinese melodies and the “Qi” (energy/breath) of centuries old Qin-compositions into new songs in a contemporary production. (From http://www.gonglinna.com/index.html)


From http://www.gonglinna.com/video.html

Gong Linna was born in Guiyang, Guizhou province (located in the Southwest of China). She first appeared on stage at the age of five. Since her early childhood she knew that she wanted to become a professional singer.

Gong Linna on stage

Gong Linna on stage

At 16 she began her studies at the Chinese Conservatory of Music where she held her first and highly acclaimed concert as soloist in 1999. Since that she has been a soloist with the Zhongyang Minzu Yuetuan, China’s most renowned traditional music orchestra. In addition to many other awards, she won the Chinese National Singing Competition in 2000 as best female singer, including the Special Audience Award, gaining the audience votes of over a million Chinese television viewers.

In 2002 year she met composer and producer Robert Zollitsch (Lao Luo), who had already established himself as one of the masterminds of New Chinese Art Music, and collaborating with him she started a new artistic life. Experiments with world-music-fusion and avant-garde music as well as ethno-musical fieldwork marked the next years. In 2003 Linna contributed to the album of “Wu Xing”, published on CRC. On this album Linna gave her debut as song-writer with beautiful lyrics. Her next album “Zou Shengming de Lu”, published 2005 by KUKU-Music, finally set a landmark in Chinese Art Music. Since 2006 Gong Linna is performing with a stunning chamber music ensemble formed by some of China ‘s best instrumentalists and has been performing on many international festivals and prestigious concert halls. Her latest album “Ye Xue – Night Snows” features many classical Chinese poems set to music.

It has been a long time I tried to find the music score of Perturbed (Tan Te) for Saxophone play. Luckily, Ginobilong recently posted his play as well as music score on his Blog.

Here is his play

And here is the accompaniment, which can be downloaded here

[audio:http://blog.ikou.me/wp-content/uploads/Tante.mp3|titles=Tante]

The above music score and accompaniment match for probably only for Tenor saxophone but not alto Saxophone, which needs further test.

April 24, 2011
Today I found a more complete score sheet of Perturbed (Tan Te) on http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=976313165:

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