Tsau Me Lang Ge Gang (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-445
  • First Line: an old man in his sixties is like a strong tree....
  • Composer: Arr. Yu-Shan Tsai
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Chinese
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Series: Formosa Choral Series
  • Other: new 2018
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Cultural Context

The Grasshopper Teases the Rooster is one of the most representative and descriptive folk songs from the southern region of Taiwan. With a brisk melody and engaging lyrics, it paints an intriguing picture of an eloquent young lady (the grasshopper) sarcastically responding wisely to a flirty old man (the rooster), demonstrating a simple and sincere way of life of our ancestors.