Vocal

Hua Fei Hua (The bloom is not a bloom)

for SATB & flute, violin, viola, cello

January 2019

commissioned by  Quoddy vocies 

music director: John Newell

will premiere at Eastport Arts center, Maine

in May

score 

coming soon

Text

 

花非花
霧非霧
夜半來
天明去
來如春夢幾多時
去似朝云無覓處

huā fēi huā
wù fēi wù
yè bàn lái
tiān míng qù
lái rú chūn mèng jǐ duō shí
qù sì zhāo yún wú mì chù

The bloom is not a bloom,
The mist not mist.
At midnight she comes,
And goes again at dawn.
She comes like a spring dream - how long will she stay?
She goes like morning cloud, without a trace.

Bell (for baritone and piano)

2017 Feb.

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Text

Bell

 

Up in the yellow tower

tolls a bell.

Over the yellow wind

it opens its knell.

Up in the yellow tower

the bell is ceasing.

The wind with the dust

is shaping prows of silver.

                       

 

                          - Lorca

Baritone: Alexander Granito

Piano: Ke Chen

Poem by GARCIA LORCA

Date: March 15, 2017

Location: San Francisco conservatory of music

I Have Longed to Move Away

(for soprano and piano)

2016 Sep.

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I Have Longed to Move Away
by Dylan Thomas

I have longed to move away
From the hissing of the spent lie
And the old terror’s continual cry
Growing more terrible as the day
Goes over the hill and into the deep sea;
I have longed to move away
From the repetition of salutes,
For there are ghosts in the air
And ghostly echoes on paper,
And the thunder of calls and notes.
 
I have longed to move away but am afraid;
Some life, yet unspent, might explode
Out of the old lie burning on the ground,
And, crackling into the air, leave me half-blind.
Neither by night’s ancient fear,
The parting of hat from hair,
Lips pursed at the receiver,
Shall I fall to death’s feather.
By these I would not care to die,
Half convention and half lie.

 

 

 

 

Soprano: Yihan Lou
Piano: Ke coco Chen
San Francsico Conservatory of Music
4/10/2018

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