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  • Laden with lush chords and harmonic depth, this duo for vibraphone and 5.0-octave marimba is a wonderful adaptation of the composer’s marimba solo by the same name. Inspired by a need to find “inner peace” amidst a season of residence in busy New York, this duet breathes and moves with tenderness and tranquility. Considering the source material from...

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  • Another fine marimba composition in Pius Cheung’s series of etudes, “Etude in E-flat Minor” is well crafted, technically challenging (yet idiomatic), and musically satisfying for the performer and audience alike. He states in the program notes that his “Etude in E Major” and this etude were composed together as a set....

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  • Poetic Fantasy is dedicated to percussionist, Johan Bridger. In a way, it is a sequel/short-extension to another solo marimba composition of mine which runs for about 40 minutes, Symphonic Poem. From the title, one can gather that this piece is not a factual statement, but a poetic description of an abstract feeling. Structurally, it is loosely an...

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  • Verano Porteno (Buenos Aires Summer) is part of a set of four tangos compositions by Astor Piazzolla called EstacionesPortenas or The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.  My arrangement for solo marimba originally began as a transcription of Piazzolla’s own recording with his quintet.  However, the deeper I delved into Piazzolla’s recordings of his own music,...

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  • Nocturne in F Major was written while I was living in New York. In a city that never sleeps, I find myself constantly surrounded by sound, whether it is subway noises or the polyphony of loud music on the streets. While some people thrive on the intense and busy tempo of life in New York, it did not quite fit my personality. Therefore, this nocturne...

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  • Classical Sonata (for solo marimba) began as a composition exercise to write in the style of Beethoven. Needless to say, this work can in no way be compared to the genius of Beethoven. It is merely my humble tribute as a composer and marimbist to one of the greatest geniuses in the history of music. Structurally, this piece follows the traditional sonata...

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  • Romance is the fifth of a set of five Musical Moments (for solo marimba) written during Pius' years studying at the Curtis Institute of Music. All five Musical Moments are based on the same four note motif. Originally written for a string orchestra, he later transcribed this piece for solo marimba so he could perform it himself. Therefore when performing...

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  • Flight of the Bumblebee (composed by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov) is a very standard virtuosic encore piece on most instruments. In my arrangement, I decided to add some octaves, octave displacements and bass lines to feature 4 mallet marimba playing to its fullest advantage. Pius Cheung

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  • Etude in D Major (for solo marimba) was composed in 2008 and premiered by myself at the 8th International Marimba Festival in Chiapas, Mexico. Though it was not my original intention to compose it as part of a set of three etudes along with Etude in d minor and Etude in c# minor, perhaps because I wrote them all in the same week, these three pieces work...

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  • This piece is one of three pieces that was awarded the Classical Marimba League Prize. My plan is to write a set of twenty four etudes, one in each key, in the future. Despite the fact that these pieces are ‘etudes’, they are not ‘exercises’ for mere technical practice. They are each short pieces of individual musical moments. Etude in c minor (for solo...

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  • Ballade for Eriko Daimo (for solo marimba) was written in May 2005. I met Eriko in 2003 at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, and was immediately captured by her playing, which I find very dramatic, exploring both the delicate and the organ-like grand sound of the marimba. Since then, we have grown to be very close friends, therefore I decided to compose a...

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  • This piece is one of three pieces that was awarded the Classical Marimba League Prize. My plan is to write a set of twenty four etudes, one in each key, in the future. Despite the fact that these pieces are ‘etudes’, they are not ‘exercises’ for mere technical practice. They are each short pieces of individual musical moments. Etude in C major (for solo...

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  • Etude in c# minor (for solo marimba) was composed in 2008 and premiered by myself at the 8th International Marimba Festival in Chiapas, Mexico. Though it was not my original intention to compose it as part of a set of three etudes along with Etude in d minor and Etude in D Major, perhaps because I wrote them all in the same week, these three pieces work...

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  • Etude in d minor (for solo marimba) was composed in 2008 and premiered by myself at the 8th International Marimba Festival in Chiapas, Mexico. Though it was not my original intention to compose it as part of a set of three etudes along with Etude in c# minor and Etude in D Major, perhaps because I wrote them all in the same week, these three pieces work...

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  • Sonata in c, Vitanata (for solo marimba) was written in 2005 for my performance at the Fifth International Marimba Festival in Mexico, where I premiered the work. “Vita” is latin for life. This piece is programmatic, not in the sense of there being a story behind it, but that it depites the essence or journey of life as I see it. The entire piece is based...

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  • Dance of the Golden Mean (for solo marimba) is the fourth of a set of five Musical Moments written during my years studying at the Curtis Institute of Music. All five Musical Moments are based on the same four note motif. This piece is four voice fugue. Structurally, it is very traditional. It starts with an exposition section where the subject is...

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  • This piece is one of three pieces that was awarded the Classical Marimba League Prize. My plan is to write a set of twenty four etudes, one in each key, in the future. Despite the fact that these pieces are ‘etudes’, they are not ‘exercises’ for mere technical practice. They are each short pieces of individual musical moments. Etude in Db major (for...

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  • Nocturne in f minor is my second attempt at nocturnes.  It came to me during a sleepless night when numerous ideas and feelings, musical or not, were coursing through my mind sporadically.  As such, the music represents an almost schizophrenic state of mind, going in and out of reality and a dream-like state.  It is in a way the exact opposite of my first...

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  • Nocturne in Gb Major came to me as a simple improvisation.  To me, the key of Gb major is the warmest of all 24 chromatic keys.  Especially on the marimba with its complex overtones, the key of Gb major simply sounds like a hug to me.  I wanted to embrace this warmness through a simple piece that is sincere from the heart in the most direct way....

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  • Etude in e minor (for solo marimba) is dedicated to Edward Aldwell, my theory/Bach teacher while I was at the Curtis Institute of Music. He was a man of few words, but all of them were important. His teachings were always witty, but extremely intelligent. During one of our discussions about music, and knowing that I have always had self-doubt about my own...

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  • The word, pronounced Nian has multiple meanings depending on the context the word is used in or the prefix it follows.  Examples of what it could mean are reminisce, meditation, meaning and sense.  To me personally, the word connate a state of spiritual inner peace and awareness, while being in harmony with and connected to everything around us past,...

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  • One of my long term projects is to compose 24 preludes for solo marimba. These preludes are designed to be intermediate concert pieces that fit within the range of a 4.3 octave marimba. Though technically easier than most of my other compositions, these character pieces offer the same level of musical and artistic depth while providing the player a...

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  • One of my long term projects is to compose 24 preludes for solo marimba. These preludes are designed to be intermediate concert pieces that fit within the range of a 4.3 octave marimba. Though technically easier than most of my other compositions, these character pieces offer the same level of musical and artistic depth while providing the player a...

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