Marimba Concerto (full score & marimba
part) for marimba and wind orchestra Duration:
approximately 8'40" The
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World premiere at the Taichung Chung-Hsin
Hall in Taiwan on July 21, 2007, performed by
marimba soloist Yi-Lin Liu (¼B«³Åï) and the Hsinchu Wind
Orchestra, with Ito Yasuhide (¥ìÃÃ±d^) conducting.
(Video shows performance at the Hsinchu Performing Arts
Center on 7/27/2007.)
This marimba concerto for
the wind orchestra was commissioned by the Hsinchu Wind
Orchestra. The music contains four parts, describing the
legends and legacies of the A-Mei Tribe in Taiwan.
Bon-Cha ¡V Ancestor of the A-Mei Tribe: (measures
1-72): From the opposite shore of the ocean, Bon-Cha
and his sister drifted to Taiwan in a canoe. They
started generations after generations, becoming the
A-Mei Tribe today.
Chief Malago Fighting Giant Alika: (measures
173-130): On the Mei-Lun mountains in Hua-Lieng,
Chief Malago led the tribe warriors against the
aggression of the giant, Alika. Combats after
combats the giant was finally defeated. The
tranquility and happiness of the tribe was restored.
Song of Life: (measures 131-158): The fireplace
was where the family got together, lived, and
educated their youngsters. It was the center of the
family and the source of livelihood. At the
gathering place the tribe members sat around the
fireplace and sang, symbolizing the continuation and
prosperity of life.
Harvest Festival: (measures 159-183): Praying for
a good harvest in the coming year was done with
singing and dancing. The more enthusiastic the
celebration is, the more abundant the crops will be.
Harvest Festival was the most important celebration
for the agriculture based A-Mei Tribe. Thus, this
theme is used for the grand finale.