THE SON OF MAN CAME NOT TO BE SERVED BUT TO SERVE OTHERS. Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45 (New Living Translation)

Selected Compositions by Chronology

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A Prize-Winning Work of the 2012 Bowdoin International Music Festival Composition Competition. Premiered at the Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine on July 28, 2012. The marimba part was performed by Luke Rinderknecht, Professor of Percussion at The Juilliard School of Music; Xylophone, Vibraphone, Cymbals -- Tyler Flynt.

Program Notes: Hunting Fireflies for Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba, and Cymbals represents three scenarios at night in summer: the insects singing in grass, the moon moving with waves on a lake, and the children hunting for fireflies. The first movement Moderato for Vibraphone and Marimba depicts the charming night scene in summer. Little fireflies shine back and forth through colorful flowers on a grassy lawn. Firefly is the spirit of summer. They are scattered in the jungle as green gems with fantastic shining. They embellish the summer night so romantically that the night sky becomes deep and quiet, and ripples on the lake seem melancholy.

The second movement Andante is performed with Vibraphone, Marimba's low register, and three cymbals. Deep melodies set night scene off around the lake. The light of curved moon is projected on the waves on the lake, which connects the sky and the earth with each other.

The falling meteor lights the blooming plant on the lawn. The melody of the third movement Allegrotto sounds like dancing fireflies by the dozen. The Xylophone and Marimba emblaze the sky of this summer night. Children run on the lawn and let the fireflies fly with their dreams together.


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