No. 4 A Train Whistle 丟丟銅仔 (2011)

for violoncello & piano    

From Tunes Heard in My Childhood


A Train Whistle portrays a moving steam train crossing mountains in the old time. The unique steam whistle sounds come closer and closer to the mountain top that represent the energetic and positive motivation along our life journey. The repetition of the rhythmic motive (one eighth note plus two sixteenth notes) throughout the entire piece was an attempt to imitate a train’s movement. The exciting rhythms and repetitive melodies at the end of the piece open up the next millstone of victory.

This piece was composed and premiered with the financial support from Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation.



3 minutes