ETUDE IN D MAJOR (CHEUNG)

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Piece Title : Etude in D Major (Cheung)
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Advanced
Composer / Arranger : Cheung, Pius
Composer / Arranger Details:

As one of today`s most promising marimbists and composers, Mr. Cheung has captivated audiences with performances of compositions by contemporary composers, his own compositions, and arrangements of the classics, most notably Bach`s Goldberg Variations. His debut album of the Goldberg Variations is the first and only recording of the work on marimba. The album has received critical acclaim and has aired on CBC Radio in Canada and National Public Radio in the U.S.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Solo Marimba (5 Octave)
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Pius Cheung
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Pius Cheung
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Pius Cheung
Publishers Website :www.piuscheung.com
Publisher Details :

This piece is published direct by Pius Cheung. For more details and to buy a score, please visit his website.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 /  2009
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :piuscheung.com/journal/?page_id=974      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Etude in D Major 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 quite well together as a three movement Etude Fantasy.  

Just as my previous etudes are, this piece is part of my project to compose 24 of such works, one in each key.  And despite the title of `etude`, it is not just a mere technical exercise, but a short musical moment.  Though it is one of my more technically challenging pieces, one needs not to loose sight of the long singing lines and the dance-like rhythmic feel which hold the composition together.

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