Xixian Qu

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Qu Xixian (23 September 1919 - 19 March 2008[1]) was a Chinese composer. She was born in Shanghai and graduated from Shanghai National Conservatory of Music in 1948 after studying composition. She worked with the Central Philharmonic Society, and her choral works were performed in 1997, 1999 and 2000 in Beijing and Shanghai.[2][3]


Qu Xixian published about 53 selections, and sixteen of her choral works were issued as a recording in 1995. Selected works include:

  • Pastoral
  • Usuli Bacarole
  • Clouds Flying Over the Unmoving Sky
  • Flying Petals
  • Call Me By My Pet Name
  • The Cuckoos are Singing[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "biography". Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Xixian Qu". Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Woo, Helen; Liu, Jingzhi; Chan, Hing-yan (2005). New music in China and the C.C. Liu collection at the University of Hong Kong.