黑 Black (2019)

black

for SATB Chorus

  • premiere by Asia Pacific Youth Choir on 23, 24 July, 2019 at Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Center during Asia Pacific Choral Summit 2019
    • conducted by Vivian Ip (23 July)
    • conducted by Chris Cheng, Andrew Hon, Sanders Lau, Apollo Wong and Felix Yeung (24 July)
Programme Notes
Written for the Hong Kong Choral Conducting Competition and Choral Summit 2019, “Black” is an SATB choral work with Cantonese lyrics that addresses environmental issues. The song describes how the colourful world changes into a monochrome palette, where fishes and birds no longer exist. The last verse expresses the composer’s hope to revive our heavenly earth. “Black” is commissioned by Hong Kong Children’s Choir in 2019, it was the set piece for the final of Hong Kong Choral Conducting Competition.

為「香港合唱指揮比賽總決賽」及「2019亞太合唱高峰會」而寫,廣東話四部和聲作品《黑》探討環保的重要性。歌曲裡頭的世界只有「黑黑灰黑黑」,連魚跟飛鳥都不存在,跟書畫中所描繪的繽紛世界完全不同。作者反問,到底是甚麼原因讓環境變得如此黑暗。在最後的段落,作者期盼世界有天終會重拾色彩。《黑》由香港兒童合唱團於2019年委約,為香港指揮合唱比賽決賽指定曲目。

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