Saudade for solo marimba (5 oct.)
Saudade is a Portuguese word that very loosely means ‘the love that remains.’ It is a term that
is used to denote the melancholic feeling of missing someone or something; a bittersweet
emotion, as it is both a feeling of sadness due to their absence and a feeling of nostalgic joy
from their memory. This piece is my attempt at painting this feeling in music.
Saudade was premiered on Youtube by Joey Eng on the 4th of May, 2020.