For symphonic band
Premiered in Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium by HKBDA Band Directors Wind Orchestra on 14 September 2012, conducted by Yip Ho Kwen Austin.
Performed by Munsang College in HKIEd on 3 May 2013, conducted by Sean Cheung.
Performed by Parsons Band in Academic Hall, HKBU on 1 August, 2014.
Written in 2012, “Prelude to 1830” is inspired by features of Hong Kong. Unlike Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”, the “1830” I referred to is not a year, but a time. It is the time when we switch on our television everyday, and hear the prelude to TVB news. I quoted the Morse code of “NEWS” and made it into a recurring theme. I have also manipulated the original theme song of TVB news and changed it to the current form.