cai diao (S, sa)


  • Catalog ID: S-354
  • First Line: xiao guaiguai lei loulouwei
  • Composer: Zhang Yi-da
  • Voicing: S, sa
  • Solo: none
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Chinese
  • Country: China
  • Other: asia, children, new for 2011
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Cai Diao is a children’s folk rhyme from the Southwest region of China, which uses a question and answer dialog style to connect a musical theme and variation.  The piano introduction and a choral phrase creates a tightly knit opening theme.  The introduction adds colors to the setting and instantly transforms it to a beautiful backdrop on the sunset hills with the sounds of village children playing and laughing.  This piece is written by Yi-Da Zhang and edited by Karl Chang.