Dream Landscapes

Dream Landscapes (2008)
for Saxophone Quartet

I. Sunshine through the Rain
II. Peach Blossoms Dancing
III. The Blizzard
IV. The Tunnel of Soldiers with Light Blue Faces
V. Wheat Field with Crows (homage to Claude Debussy)
VI. The Weeping Demons after the Red Mountain
VII. Village of the Watermills

Commissioned by Composition VII Saxophone Quartet

World Premiere:
July 29, 2008
Composition VII Saxophone Quartet Concert
National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Composition VII Saxophone Quartet
Po-Yuan Ku, soprano saxophone; Cheng-Yu Lee, alto saxophone; Chia-Chia Wu, tenor saxophone; Chih-Huan Wu, baritone saxophone

Duration: 20 minutes
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Path

Path (2011)
for Oboe, English Horn, Viola, Cello and Piano

I. Lament
II. Scherzo
III. Prayer

Commissioned by Sylvanus Ensemble

World Premiere:
April 29, 2011
Sylvanus Ensemble Concert
Universalist Church, West Hartford, CT
Sylvanus Ensemble:
Ling-Fei Kang, oboe; Charles Huang, English horn; Kum Joung You, viola; Han-Wei Lu, cello; Wen-Hui Lily Lin, piano

Duration: 16 minutes

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The Voice of Children

The Voice of Children (2007)
for Solo Baritone Saxophone

I. Chasing in the Wind
II.  Solitude
III. Lullaby
IV. Making a Dream

Commissioned by Chih-Huan Wu

World Premiere:
July 10, 2009
World Saxophone Congress XV
Room A301, College of Music, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Chih-Huan Wu, baritone saxophone

Duration: 17 minutes
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Five Bagatelles

Five Bagatelles (2009)
for Piano and String Quartet

I. On Alert
II.  Rainy Night of Flowers
III. Curves of the Wind
IV. Isolation
V. Hunting Song

Award: The First Prize of Washington International Competition for Composition (2012)

Commissioned by Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School

World Premiere:
April 2, 2010
Performance 20/20 Prism Concert
Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT
Erberk Eryılmaz, piano; Samuel Martin, Andy Bhasin, violins; Laura Krentzman, viola; Haeyoon Shin, cello

Duration: 11 minutes
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Love Song from the Kalabai River

Love Song from the Kalabai River (2010)
for Solo Percussion and Orchestra

Commissioned by  Sayun Chang

World Premiere:
August 1, 2010
Taiwanese Aborigines Concert
National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Sayun Chang, percussion
Wen-Chen Chuang conducts Evengreeen Symphony Orchestra

Instrumentation:
1 Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets (Bb), 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons,
1 Contrabassoon, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets (C), 1 Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone
Timpani, Percussion (Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, 3 Cowbells, Slapsticks, Claves, Tambourine, Bamboo Wind Chime), Solo Percussion (Marimba, 5 Wood Blocks, 3 Tom-Toms, Kick Drum), and Strings

Duration: 13 minutes
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