About this work:
Feng is commissioned by the San Francisco Citywinds with a Chamber Music America commissioning award. World premiere is given on Jan. 13, 1999 at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, New York premiere is on Jan. 17 at St. Malachi/The Actors' Chapel at the CMA Commissioning Showcase concert. The character "feng" in Chinese means "wind" or "the winds", also "view, folk songs, style and manner...". I use five standard western wind instruments to sound the eastern feeling of the winds in the quintet Feng, which consists of two movements: Introduction and Rondo.
The new version of the piece is entitled Feng II (Introduction and Rondo). It’s adapted for saxophone solo with a saxophone quartet and piano, for Profs. Shyen Lee, Jean-Pierre Baraglioli, William Street, Keiji Munesada, Richard Dirlam, and Yi-An Chen to give the world premiere at the 18th World Saxophone Congress held on July 12, 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Version: Woodwind quintet/Saxophone Solo & Saxophone Quartet & PIano
Year composed: 1998
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Woodwind Quintet
Instrumentation notes: Published by Theodore Presser Company [114-41052]