Walking on the Falling Leaves and Snow

Walking on the Falling Leaves and Snow (2011)
for Alto Saxophone and Piano

I. Autumn Snow
II. Autumn Leaves

Commissioned by Chih-Huan Wu

World Premiere:
December 15, 2016
2016 Asian Saxophone Congress
Concert Hall, National Chiayi Univeristy, Chiayi, Taiwan
(One of selected pieces in the semi-final round, the senior division of ASC International Competition 2016)
Competition participants
2016 Asian Saxophone Congress
US Premiere:
April 28, 2017
Arthur Ting-Hua Liang Performer Diploma Recital
Sweeney Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Arthur Ting-Hua Liang, alto saxophone; Theresa Leung, piano

Duration: 12 minutes

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The Sky Warrior

The Sky Warrior (2014)
for Orchestra

“The Sky Warrior” is the third movement of my Symphony No. 2 “Sky Trilogy”.

Award: The Honorable Mention and Audience’s Choice Award of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2016)

Instrumentation:
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English Horn, 2 Clarinets (Bb), Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets (C), 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1 (1 anvil, 4 cowbells, castanets), Percussion 2 (5 tom-toms, 1 snare drum, 1 suspended cymbal, 1 wind machine), Percussion 3 (1 bass drum, 1 tam-tam, 1 tambourine, 1 rainstick, 1 ratchet), Harp, Piano, Strings.

World Premiere:
August 19, 2016
Final Concert of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition 2016
Concert Hall of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taichung, Taiwan
Kai-Hsi Fan conducts National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
NTSO Composition Competition 2016 2

Duration: 13 minutes

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Pentagon

Pentagon (2015)
for Wind Ensemble

Commissioned by Chiasong Ensemble

Instrumentation:
1 Flute, 1 Clarinet in B flat, 1 Tenor Saxophone in B flat, 2 Trumpets in B flat, 1 Horn in F, 2 Trombones, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, 1 Percussion (Claves, 5 Woodblocks, 3 Tom-Toms, Snare Drum, Kick Drum, 1 Suspended Cymbal, 1 Hi-Hat, and Triangle)

World Premiere:
November 27, 2015 
Chiasong Ensemble Concert Chapter V “Just Five”
Kaohsiung Music Hall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Shi-Wei Lin conducts Chiasong Ensemble
Chiasong Ensemble Poster

Duration: 10 minutes

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A Kite with a Broken String

A Kite with a Broken String (2013)
for Orchestra

“A Kite with a Broken String” is the second movement of my Symphony No. 2 “Sky Trilogy”.

Award:
Semi-Finalist, The American Prize in Composition – Orchestra Music Professional Division (2016)
The Honorable Mention of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2015)

Instrumentation:
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English Horn, 2 Clarinets (Bb), Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets (C), 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1 (1 5-oct. marimba, 1 lion’s roar), Percussion 2 (1 slapstick shared with Perc. 3, 1 snare drum, 1 suspended cymbal), Percussion 3 (1 rainstick, 1 bamboo wind chimes, 1 slapstick shared with Perc. 3), Harp, Strings.

World Premiere:
August 19, 2015
Final Concert of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition 2015
Concert Hall of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taichung, Taiwan
Lin Liao conducts National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
NTSO Composition Competition 2015

Duration: 11 minutes

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Meteor Impacts

Meteor Impacts (2012-2013)
for orchestra

“Meteor Impacts” is the first movement of my Symphony No. 2 “Sky Trilogy”.

Award:
Finalist, The American Prize in Composition – Orchestra Music Professional Division (2015)
Orchestra Members’ Choice Award and Audience’s Choice Award of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2014)

Instrumentation:
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English Horn, 2 Clarinets (Bb), Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets (C), 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1 (1 anvil, 1 lion’s roar, 4 cowbells, 1 suspended cymbal), Percussion 2 (5 tom-toms, 1 snare drum, 1 suspended cymbal), Percussion 3 (4 brake drums, 1 bass drum, 1 tam-tam, 1 rainstick, 1 triangle, 1 ratchet), Piano, Strings.

World Premiere:
August 23, 2014
Final Concert of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition 2014
Concert Hall of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taichung, Taiwan
Lin Liao conducts National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
NTSO Composition Competition 2014

Duration: 12 minutes
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A Farewell Song

A Farewell Song (2014)
for Trombone, Percussion and Piano

Commissioned by Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School

Instrumentation of Percussion:
Vibraphone, 5 Roto-Toms (Bb, eb, ab, bb, e1), 4 Nipple Gongs (eb, ab, a, b), Rainstick, Glass Wind Chimes, Glass Bottle.

World Premiere:
March 30, 2014
Performance 20/20 Prism Concert
Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT
Matthew Russo, trombone; Jianpeng Feng, percussion; Shuangning Liu, piano

Duration: 8 minutes
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