Saturday, March 5, 2016

Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble

Yiu-Kwong Chung is probably Taiwan’s best known and most often performed composer. Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble consists of three contrasting movements. The first movement is a delightful, upbeat divertimento, occasionally reflecting Latin-American marimba playing. Using elements of Baroque music as its basis and its inspiration, the second movement is a passacaglia, ending with a challenging marimba cadenza, which is a three-part fugue based on the passacaglia’s main theme. The third movement is a propulsive and energetic burlesque. (Source: Published Score)