On June 6, the premiere of the original choral orchestral song “The Spirit of China” was held at the theatre of the National Museum of China. Jointly organized by the China Musicians Association, the Publicity Department of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and the Publicity Department of the CPC Fujian Provincial Committee, the event aimed to facilitate the comprehensive study and implementation of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the guiding principles of the Party’s 19th National Congress.It also aimed to grandly celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, documenting the greatness and showcasing the brilliance of the Party’s centenary celebrations.
“The Spirit of China” was composed by Qi Jianbo, vice-chairman of the China Musicians Association and famous composer, written by famous lyricist Che Xing, arranged by famous composers Ju Benzhe and Yang Yibo, conducted by Zhang Guoyong, vice-chairman of the China Musicians Association and famous conductor, hosted by famous performing artists Wen Yujuan and Liu Jin, and performed and sung by the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beijing Musicians Association Chorus and the Chorus of the Central Conservatory of Music.
“The Spirit of China” is based on the national spirit with patriotism as its core and the spirit of the times with reform and innovation as its core, which were born amid the magnificent historical journey over the past one hundred years since the founding of the Communist Party of China. It looks back on the past and looks forward to the future. The song consists of four parts: prelude, part one, part two and epilogue. A total of 20 original music works were sung passionately in various forms, enthusiastically eulogizing the fine traditions and revolutionary spirit formed by the Communist Party of China during its long struggle.
The premiere kicked off with a majestic rendition of the prelude “The Spirit of China.” Part one includes eight songs, which soulfully eulogize the great journey of the Communist Party of China leading the people to build a New China by overthrowing the three great mountains of imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism that had long oppressed them. Part two includes 10 songs eulogizing the Communist Party of China, which, under the guidance of the spirit of the times and role models, unites people as one to overcome difficulties and wins one victory after another on the path to building a New China. The premiere came to a perfect end with a bold rendition of the epilogue “The Power of Spirit.”