Lament of Autumn Leaves

Lament of Autumn Leaves (2012)
for Solo Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

Award: Honorable Mention of the First Asia Pacific Saxophone Composition Competition (2015)

World Premiere:
June 12, 2013
National Taiwan University Band for Alumni
KHS Hall, Luzou, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Li-Chun Hsiao, alto saxophone
Shao-Dong Liu conducts National Taiwan University Band for Alumni
NTUBA for Alumni Cocert Poster

Instrumentation:
1 Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 English Horn, 3 Clarinets (Bb), 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 1 Contrabassoon, Solo Alto Saxophone, 1 Alto Saxophone, 1 Tenor Saxophone, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 3 Trumpets (Bb), 4 Horns, 2 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, 1 Double Bass, Timpani, Percussion 1 (5-Oct Marimba), Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, 2 Suspended Cymbals, Triangle). Note: No more than two players on each flute and clarinet part. No doubling on any other part.

Duration: 8 minutes

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Ballade Recording

Today I have received a DVD sent by Sayun and Yu-Hao’s mom. The DVD is the live performance of  Taiwanese Aboriginal Concert, which took place at Miaoli International Culture and Tourism Bureau Concert Hall (Taiwan) on July 8, 2012. Sayun asked me to compose a new piece for her and Yu-Hao to perform in this concert. Ballade (2012) for violin and percussion is the piece for this particular occasion. I regret that I was not available to attend the premiere performance because I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand for participating the Eighth Thailand International Composition Festival on that day. However, it is my pleasure to know that Sayun and Yu-Hao really did a great job for this piece by watching the DVD. I have posted the sound track of Ballade in this website, please click this link “Ballade” for listening the music and reading the performance notes.

今天我收到幼欣跟祐豪的媽媽寄來的DVD,這DVD是2012年7月8日在台灣苗栗縣國際文化觀光局演藝廳,台灣原住民族音樂饗宴音樂會的現場演出。幼欣問我能否幫她跟祐豪譜寫一個新的曲子在這場音樂會演出,因此我寫了這首為小提琴跟打擊的二重奏《敘事曲》。因為演出當天我在泰國曼谷參加第八屆泰國國際作曲音樂節,我很遺憾無法聽見這首曲子的世界首演,不過看了DVD之後,我很開心知道幼欣跟祐豪的演出相當成功。我已經把這首曲子首演的實況錄音放到這個網站,請點擊這個連結聆聽首演的錄音跟閱讀此曲的樂曲解說:《敘事曲》。

Ballade

Ballade (2012)
for Vioin and Percussion

Instrumentation of Percussion:
Marimba (5-Oct), 4 Wood Blocks, 4 Bongos, Conga, Snare Drum, Tambourine, Bamboo Wind Chime, Glass Wind Chime, Kalimba

World Premiere:
July 8, 2012
Taiwanese Aboriginal Concert
Miaoli International Culture and Tourism Bureau Concert Hall, Miaoli, Taiwan
Yu-Hao Chang, violin; Sayun Chang, percussion

Duration: 10 minutes
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Hold the Line

Hold the Line (2012)
for Chamber Ensemble

Instrumentation:
Flute (doubling Piccolo), Clarinet (Bb), Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet (Bb), Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double bass

Performance History:
April 30, 2012
Scoring for Film, TV & Video Course Recording Session
Millard Auditorium, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT
Lee: Hold the Line for Chamber Ensemble
Feng-Hsu Lee conducts film recording chamber ensemble:
Christina Kuvshinoff , flute and piccolo; Caitlin Yovino, clarinet; Kevin Zheng, bassoon; David Riddile, horn; Greg MacArthur, trumpet; Shuying Li, piano; Diego Velazco, violin; Matthew Primm, viola; Olivia Harris, cello; Marshall Greenberg, double bass

Duration: 6 minutes
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Unbearable Pain and Watery Eyes

Unbearable Pain and Watery Eyes (2012)
for Violin, Percussion and Piano

Award:
Selected work in the 32nd Asian Composers League Conference and Festival in Tokyo, Japan (2014)
Selected work in the final round of the Eighth Thailand International Composition Competition (2012)

Instrumentation:
Violin, Percussion (Vibraphone, 3 Tom-Toms, Snare Drum, Bass Drum), and Piano

World Premiere:
July 14, 2012
The Eighth Thailand International Composition Festival
Music Auditorium (MACM Hall), College of Music, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Charatmanat Lertsukon, violin; Anusorn Prabnongbua, percussion; Pasatorn Stieniti, piano

Duration: 9 minutes
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Phantasy Recording

I have received a studio recording from Oboe Duo Agosto yesterday.  The recording is my piece Phantasy, which is a commissioned piece by them as well.  The studio recording was made in Arlington Heights, IL in December 2011.  As result, I upload this recording to the “Phantasy” page. Please click this link, “Phantasy,” to listen to this recording and program notes of this piece. Also, please visit the page of Oboe Duo Agosto, “New Sound Clip,” to read the further information of this recording. By the way, Phantasy will get its fifth performance at the Prosser Public Library (Bloomfield, CT) on February 10, 2012.

昨天我收到Oboe Duo Agosto寄來的錄音室錄音檔案,這個錄音是我為Oboe Duo Agosto寫的,也是他們委託我創作的曲子《幻想曲》。這個錄音室錄音是2011年12月在美國伊利諾州Arlington Heights錄製。我今天上傳了這個檔案在《幻想曲》的頁面,請點選這個連結《幻想曲》就可以聽到這個錄音,並可以閱讀這個曲子的樂曲解說。也可前往這個Oboe Duo Agosto網站的這個頁面 “New Sound Clip” 瞭解有關這個錄音的一些資訊。《幻想曲》將要迎向他第五次的演出,在2012年2月10日晚上7點,在Bloomfield, CT的Prosser Public Library。

Clarinet Quintet

Quintet (2008-2009)
for Clarinet and String Quartet

Award:
The Honorable Mention of the Chamber Music Rochester Young Composer Competition (2009)

World Premiere:
February 25, 2009
Feng-Hsu Lee MM Degree Recital
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Eugene Pook, clarinet; Chen-Han Tsai, Christina Zhou, violins; Oliver Chang, viola; Matthew Huber, cello

Duration: 19 minutes
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