A few weeks ago, an ex-student wrote to us asking if we can play the theme song 雪落下的聲音 (translates to ‘The Sound of Snow Falling’) from the Chinese TV drama 延禧攻略 ‘The Story of Yanxi Palace’. We have not heard it before, but we checked it out anyway. And we’re glad we did.
The appeal of the song lies in the poignant lyrics and enchanting melody. While it mainly uses the Chinese oriental pentatonic scale, there is a modern touch to the song, by way of current chord progressions and charismatic guitar arpeggios using open-chord voicings. We decided to work on an instrumental version of the song by combining both Chinese and western instruments such as Chinese flute, guzheng, guitar and piano.
We hope you like our rendition.