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 solo marimba) is a short operatic aria for solo marimba, similar to the italian operas by Puccini.
– Pius Cheung