Find a new way From the harmony and cooperation between the East and the west
Chinese Name: 光明行
English Name: Marching On the Bright Road，Guang Ming Xing
Composer: Liu Tianhua刘天华
Marching On the Bright Road, also called Guang Ming Xing, recognized as one of the top ten Erhu masterpieces, is an Erhu solo composed by Liu Tianhua around 1930 and published in 1932.
Composition Story Of Marching On the Bright Road
Marching On the Bright Road (Guang Ming Xing) is very bold in erhu creation. Although it absorbs some advanced factors of western music, such as tone, tone transfer, melody progress, music structure and performance skills, the whole music still maintains a distinctive national style. It is not only a march with real Chinese style, but also a model work that draws lessons from western music to improve and enrich national music.
During the creation of the song, Liu Tianhua suffered a series of setbacks, including the death of his young daughter, the death of his second son and economic embarrassment. At that time, it was also a period when the Chinese revolution was moving towards the low tide. He witnessed the decline of the national music and was determined to “open a new road from the harmony and cooperation between the East and the west”. Therefore, he founded the “National Music Improvement Club(国乐改进社)”. Liu Tianhua once explained the reason for creating the song in the concert program. Because most people in China and abroad think that Chinese music is depressed, they wrote this song to prove its mistake