|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
|Alternative. Title||Dance of the Golden Snake|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IEN 1|
|Key||D Shang Pentatone (D五声商调式)|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1934|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
This piece was written by Nier Er for the Bai Dai Orchestra composed of Chinese traditional instruments which he set up and directed, but his original orchestration was not included in the Nie Er quanji (聂耳全集, collected works of Nie Er, 1985?) for seeming "weak and limited" by modern standards, so a re-orchestration was included instead (source: Liu Jingzhi, A Critical History of New Music in China). It has been re-orchestrated by Gu Guanren (b.1942) and more recently by Tang Jianping (b.1955). It is therefore very difficult to figure out what material is authentic, if the original orchestration survives at all.