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  • Letters of Love 書桌裡的信 Musical

(2016)
Published by St. Paul’s Co-educational College

NOTES
一對準新人Jason和Sharon的故事──友人密鑼緊鼓協助他們籌備婚禮,怎料Jason開會當日遲到,此導火線令緊張不安的Sharon最終奪門而出……二人試圖尋找解決方法和心靈安慰,本來各走各路,卻不約而同返回母校。此時,慈父般的李Sir以聖經啟發Jason。Jason回想初衷,回想信望愛精神,決意鼓起勇氣重新上路,贏回Sharon芳心,與她共同揭開人生新一頁。

Song List
Song 1 百年好合
Song 2 男女同學
Song 3 決裂
Song 4 回家
Song 5 時光倒流
Song 6 面對未來
Song 7 書桌裡的信
Song 8 承傳信望愛

9 July 2016
Arena, AsiaWorld Expo, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School
SPCC Centenary Spectacular

RECORDING
SPCC Centenary Spectacular DVD & CD Set

  • This is My Father’s World arr. for SSAA choir

By Franklin Sheppard, arranged for SSAA choir (2016)

18 March 2016
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
68th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Primary School Choir Finals

3 March 2016
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
68th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival


  • In that Place Far Away 在那遙遠的地方 arr. for SA choir and piano

Folk tune from Qinghai; arranged for SA choir and piano (2015)

2015
The Sound of St. Paul’s Co-educational College – Centenary Edition
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir

26 March 2015
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir
67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Primary School Choir Finals

20 March 2015
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir
67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival


  • Cradle Song 搖籃曲 arr. for SSA and piano

Folksong from Liaoning / Brahms; arranged for SSA and piano (2015)

13 May 2015
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Prize-winners' Concert

26 March 2015
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Primary School Choir Finals

14 March 2015
Martha Boss Community Centre, Homantin, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
66th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival


  • Little Dark Girl 小黑妞 arr. for SA choir

Folk tune; arranged for SA choir, woodblock, and piano (2014)

3 July 2014
Sir Robert Kotewall Hall, St. Paul’s Co-educational College
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Summer Concert 2014

26 March 2014
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir
66th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Primary School Choir Finals

20 March 2014
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir
66th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival


  • What If the World Lost Its Voice 假如世界沒有聲音 For SSAA or SATB choir, wind chimes, tambourine and piano

(2014)
SSAA Version published by The Hong Kong Children’s Choir

Notes
Inspired by the choir life at St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School, What If The World Lost Its Voice is written for and dedicated to all choristers of the composer’s alma mater. It is a song about them: their choir lives, their prayers together, their tears of joy and sometimes frustration; and most important of all, their love and friendships. It is simply unimaginable for their world to be without their voices.

7 February 2017 (SATB Version)
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong Students’ Union Choir
The 49th Anniversary Concert

15 November 2016
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall, Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Children’s Choir
Musicarama 2016 – Choral Concert

26 July 2016
Centro Cultural de Belém, Praça do Império, Lisboa, Portugal
Hong Kong Children’s Choir
LisBon International Youth Music Festival 2016

23 July 2016
Mosteiro da Batalha, Batalha, Portugal
Hong Kong Children’s Choir
LisBon International Youth Music Festival 2016

21 July 2016
Palácio da Ajuda, Largo Ajuda, Lisboa, Portugal
Hong Kong Children’s Choir
LisBon International Youth Music Festival 2016

16 July 2016
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Children’s Choir
HKCC Pre Tour Concert 2016

7 July 2016
Smetana Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Treble Choir
Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival 2016

4 July 2016
St Anne’s Church, Kapuvár, Hungary
SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Treble Choir
Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival 2016

2 July 2016
Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Treble Choir
Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival 2016

15 July 2015 (Choral-Orchestral Version)
St. John’s Smith Square, London, United Kingdom
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
SPCCPS Britain Music Tour 2015 – Gala Concert

13 July 2015
Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
SPCCPS Britain Music Tour 2015 – Lunchtime Concert

10 July 2015
English Methodist Church, Llangollen, Wales, United Kingdom
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod 2015 – Competitors’ Concert

19 March 2015
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

12 July 2014 (SATB Version)
Friendship Concert, World Choir Games, Riga, Latvia
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Senior Mixed Voice Choir

3 July 2014 (Choral-Orchestral Version)
Sir Robert Kotewall Hall, St. Paul’s Co-educational College, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School Joint Choir and Orchestra
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Summer Concert 2014

12 April 2014
Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Treble Choir
Our Credo | In Concert with Mark Hayes

13 March 2014
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Treble Choir
66th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

RECORDING (SATB Version)
The Sound of St. Paul’s Co-educational College – Centenary Edition
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Senior Mixed Voice Choir


  • House Rules For various combinations of voices

(2013)
2nd Prize, Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award

Notes
Dedicated to those whose mobile phones had gone off in concerts (as well as those who have been repeatedly annoyed by the going off of mobile phones in concerts), this petite waltz-like piece is set against perhaps the most important message of any concert: the “house rules” of concert halls! The tag line of the song, “This is not the music you’ve come here for” is set to a motif taken from the Grans Vals for solo guitar by Spanish composer, Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909), written in 1902; which was later transformed into a household tune by Nokia!
This song is suitable for all ages and is best programmed at the beginning of any concert, whose audience appreciates being reminded of the house rules in an unconventional, but more musical and surprising way!

3 July 2013
Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Concert Choir
International Youth Acappella Conference 2013 – Acappella Gala Night


  • Little Donkey 小毛驢 arr. for SA choir, tone chimes and piano

Folk tune; arranged for SA choir, tone chimes and piano (2013)

22 March 2013
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir
65th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival – Primary School Choir Finals

27 February 2013
Martha Boss Community Centre, Homantin, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir
65th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

  • XII arr. for two choirs (SATB & SSA) and one-piano-four-hands

 (2012)

Notes
All good things come in twelve in any culture: twelve zodiac signs, twelve disciples of Jesus, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve inches in a foot, twelve notes in an octave, just to name a few. XII is so named because twelve of the most favorite American and Chinese tunes are quoted, borrowed, matched and mismatched, overlapped or otherwise “forced” an appearance in this arrangement that is 396 bars long, a division of twelve. It is written for the choirs of St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School for their 12-day performing tour to the United States in the year 2012.

18 July 2012
Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School Joint Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012 – Benefit Concert for Yale-China Association

17 July 2012
Yale School of Music, Norfolk, CT, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School Joint Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012 – Benefit Concert for Yale-China Association

16 July 2012
The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School Joint Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012

4 July 2012
Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Alumni Choir
and St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Summer Concert 2012

3 July 2012
Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School Concert Choir
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Summer Concert 2012

  • May I Go Now For SSAA Choir

 (2012)

14 March 2013
Martha Boss Community Centre, Homantin, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Treble Choir
65th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

  • The Lord’s Prayer for SATB choir and piano

(2011) Published by Porfiri & Horváth Publishers

NOTES
The Lord's Prayer, when set to music, allows one more time and space to reflect one’s thoughts, repent one’s sins and cleanse one’s soul. Preceded by a verse from Mark 11:24 in a recitative style, the composer makes use of the chorus’ dynamic range, interweaving of polyphonic and homophonic texture, as well as the contrast between harmonic dissonance and consonance to depict the disparity between the darkness of “evil” and “temptation”, and the assertiveness of “the kingdom, the power and the glory” in the prayer.

17 July 2012
Yale School of Music, Norfolk, CT, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School Joint Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012 – Benefit Concert for Yale-China Association

  • White Sail 白帆 arr. for SSA choir, rain stick, ocean drum and piano

By Wang Yutian; arranged for SSA choir, rain stick, ocean drum and piano (2011)

28 February 2013
Martha Boss Community Centre, Homantin, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
65th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

26 March 2011
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Treble Choir
63rd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival – Secondary School Choir Finals

  • The Trees of Tomorrow for SSA choir and piano

(2011)
MP3

Written to commemorate the retirement of Ms. Lydia Lee, Headmistress of St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School in 2011, The Trees of Tomorrow expresses the students’ love and gratitude towards their beloved teachers for their vision, guidance and protection through the years.

  • The Dream of a Plastic Bag
    for SSA choir, piccolo, piano, plastic bags and balloons

(2010) Published by Pavane Publishing (Catalogue: P-1458)

NOTES
Inspired by Lucinda Jacob’s poem by the same title, The Dream of a Plastic Bag brings alive the feeling, emotion and aspiration of the plastic bags not only through the imaginative sound of the children’s voices, but also by means of a number of effects created by the plastic bags and their espoused higher form of existence, balloons. Be prepared for surprises as one of the balloons may well end up on those of you on the front rows!

26 March 2015
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Primary School Choir Finals

9 March 2015
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

17 July 2012
Yale School of Music, Norfolk, CT, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Concert Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012 – Benefit Concert for Yale-China Association

16 July 2012
The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Concert Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012

17 March 2011
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
63rd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

RECORDING
The Sound of St. Paul’s Co-educational College – Centenary Edition
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir

MP3

  • As Small As A Mustard Seed for SA choir and piano

(2010) NAXOS | Published by Porfiri & Horváth Publishers

Notes
With text adapted from Matthew 17:20 and Proverbs 16:20, As Small As A Mustard Seed was dedicated by Warren Lee, Music Director of the College to the boys and girls of the St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Young Children’s Choir. With the underlying chromaticism of the opening bass line, the majestic piano introduction presents the seemingly immovable “mountains” of life’s struggles and obstacles. But when the purity of the children’s voices is heard in singing, “If you have faith in Him, even if it’s as small as a mustard seed, then you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there.’” a stark contrast and a sense of inner peace is found in the music. The rising “mountainous” octaves of the piano are heard again at the end where the children sing, “Witness the mountains, ‘Move from here to there.’” as if the mountains are being moved by the strength of the children’s faith.

20 July 2013
Fraserview MB Church, Richmond, Vancouver, BC, Canada
BC Children’s Choir

18 July 2012
Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Concert Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012 – Benefit Concert for Yale-China Association

17 July 2012
Yale School of Music, Norfolk, CT, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Concert Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012 – Benefit Concert for Yale-China Association

26 March 2011
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir
63rd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Primary School Choir Finals

2 March 2011
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Junior Choir
63rd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

RECORDING
Scared Choral Music: Faith Hope Love (Naxos 8.572703)
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Young Children’s Choir

MP3

  • A Song to Share 同一首歌 arr. for SSA choir and piano

By Meng Weidong; arranged for SSA choir and piano (2010)

26 March 2014
Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
66th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Primary School Choir Finals

14 March 2014
Martha Boss Community Centre, Homantin, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
66th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

2 March 2010
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
62nd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

  • Call It a Flower, Tis’ Not a Flower 花非花 arr. for SSAA choir and piano

By Huang Zi; arranged for SSAA choir and piano (2010)
Published by The Hong Kong Children’s Choir

Notes
Based on the poem by renowned poet, Bai Juyi (772-846) of the Tang Dynasty set to an eight-bar melody by Huang Zi (1904-1938), this arrangement by Warren Lee incorporates reciting and 4-part-singing, as well as introduces new thematic and harmonic elements – as heard in the introduction and interlude between verse 2 and 3 – to complement the melodious and pentatonic tune by the original composer. This alternation between “new” and “old”, “known” and “unknown” is inspired by, and reflects, the impressionistic undertone of the poem, translated as follows:

Call it flower – ‘tis not a flower; Call it mist – ‘tis none such either.
It comes in the mid’ of the night; And takes flight when dawn alights.
It lingers for no longer than a Springtime dream,
And vanishes like the fleeting morning clouds.

15 July 2015
St. John’s Smith Square, London, United Kingdom
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
SPCCPS Britain Music Tour 2015 – Gala Concert

13 July 2015
Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
SPCCPS Britain Music Tour 2015 – Lunchtime Concert

10 July 2015
English Methodist Church, Llangollen, Wales, United Kingdom
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod 2015 – Competitors’ Concert

8 July 2015
Pavilion, Llangollen, Wales, United Kingdom
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod 2015

17 July 2012
Yale School of Music, Norfolk, CT, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Concert Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012 – Benefit Concert for Yale-China Association

16 July 2012
The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT, United States
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Concert Choir
SPCC USA Tour 2012

26 March 2010
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
62nd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Primary School Choir Finals

3 March 2010
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Senior Choir
62nd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

  • The Sea, I Call My Home 大海啊,故鄉 arrr. for SSA choir, ocean drum, rain stick and piano

By Wang Liping; arranged for SSA choir, ocean drum, rain stick and piano (2009)

27 February 2013
Martha Boss Community Centre, Homantin, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
65th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

14 March 2009
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
61st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival – Primary School Choir Finals

11 March 2009
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central, Hong Kong
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Primary School Intermediate Choir
61st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival


  • Braemar Hill Nursery School Song (2008) School Website
  • Yew Chung International School Hymn (2006)
  • Psalm 23 by Robert Blocker; arranged for SATB choir and piano

(2011) Commissioned by the Adams Outdoor Advertizing for its 25th Anniversary and originally written for baritone solo and piano, Psalm 23 is set in a serene and tranquil musical ambience to “paint” the text, which has been a source of comfort for the composer since his grandmother read it aloud to him as a toddler. With the composer’s kind permission and inspiration, this version was arranged for the SATB chorus by Warren Lee.

  • Humpty Dumpty by Alan Humphrey; arranged for SA choir and piano (2011)
  • 孩子的呼聲 arranged for SATB and piano (2011)


  • 花非花 (Hua Fei Hua) by Haung Zi; arranged for SSAA choir and piano

(2010)
MP3
Based on the poem by renowned poet, Bai Juyi (772-­‐846) of the Tang Dynasty set to an eight-­bar melody by Huang Zi (1904-­‐1938), this arrangement incorporates reciting and 4-­part-­singing, as well as introduces new thematic and harmonic elements – as heard in the introduction and interlude between verse 2 and 3 –­ to complement the melodious and pentatonic tune by the original composer. This alternation between “new” and “old”, “known” and “unknown” is inspired by, and reflects, the impressionistic undertone of the poem, translated as follows:
Call it flower -­ 'tis not a flower;
Call it mist -­ 'tis none such either. It comes in the mid’ of the night,
And takes flight when dawn alights;
It lingers for no longer than a Springtime dream,

And vanishes like the fleeting morning clouds.
It is also worthy to note that  “flowers” are often employed by poet Bai Juyi in his literary works to symbolize “things of beauty” – be them fond memories or fine ladies. Here, the poet depicts the misty, almost mysterious “aura” surrounding these “things of beauty”.



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