HUI Cheung-wai 許翔威

 

More than 170 of Hui Cheung-wai’s compositions have been performed to date. Hui has been collaborating with many prominent musicians and orchestras. His music has been performed and broadcast in many cities of the world including showcases at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. World renowned musicians Arditti Quartet, Helen Jahren, Pierre Yves Artaud, Okko Kamu, David Atherton, Sigmund Groven, Ensemble Sortisatio, Tsung Yeh and numerous famous Chinese musicians have interpreted Hui’s works. His works have been composed for Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, Kaohsiung Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Education Bureau, Radio Television Hong Kong, Manhattan Hong Kong Music Festival, World Harmonica Festival, and Shanghai World Expo.

 

Selected music scores by Hui have been published by Hong Kong Harmonica Association, Hong Kong Choral Society, Vocal Music Anthology and Red House Editions in Australia, among others. Hui’s works have been recorded on published CDs by Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong, HUGO Production, Stephen Chau, Hong Kong Guitar Orchestra, King’s Harmonica Quintet, etc.

 

Hui was a Director of Hong Kong Composers’ Guild from 1991 to 2012. He has also been the Honorary Composer-in-Residence of Hong Kong Harmonica Association, Composer-in-Residence of Hong Kong Guitar Orchestra and Chief Editor of music periodical Music Companion for a long time. He lectured part-time at Hong Kong Music Institute and CUHK for many years. With stylistic and idiomatic outputs, Hui has been repeatedly receiving commissions from instrumentalists, choirs, professional orchestras, educational institutions, music festivals, and film directors. 

 

創作30年發表作品逾170首,許翔威八十年代起已有中西管弦樂曲獲選於海外演出;其作品曾於世界各地包括卡奈基廳及林肯中心,參展於International Rostrum of Composers、ISCM World Music Days、Manhattan Hong Kong Music Festival、世界口琴節和世界博覽會展演;演出者如Arditti Quartet、Okko Kamu、David Atherton、Helen Jahren、Pierre Yves Artaud、Michael Harvey、Sigmund Groven、Alessandra Boër, Tactus、Ensemble Sortisatio、Mueller Fross、Gilbert Imperial及無數傑出華人音樂家。

 

許氏屢獲香港管弦樂團、香港中樂團、香港小交響樂團、香港結他樂團、香港藝術節等委約新作,論述其創作之書籍包括《香港作曲家—三十至九十年代》、《香港音樂發展概論》、《愛與音樂同行—香港管弦樂團三十年》、《香港口琴七十年》、《二十世紀香港中樂史稿》、《中國新音樂史論》、《中國交響音樂博覽》、《中國新音樂年鑑》等。許氏樂譜曾由香港口琴協會、香港合唱團協會、童聲合唱協會、澳洲Red House Editions等出版。作品錄音選輯於雨果華人作曲家系列、周啟良「Duet」、香港中樂團「香江華采」、香港結他樂團「六弦新世界」、KHQ「Summertime」等。

Orchestral (Western)

 

New Episode of a Legend: Monkey King’s Adventure on the Moon (2005) 30’

     for narrator & orchestra

Last Time We Met Larry Adler in Hong Kong (2004) 7’

     for harmonica quintet, string orchestra & perc

A Stream of Time (2004) 8’20”

     for harmonica, vn & gtr orchestra

Lady White Snake and Her Beloved (2002) 13’

     for erhu, dizi & gtr orchestra

Elite Gathering (2002) 2’10”

     for symphonic harmonica band 
Reflections from a Pentagonal Crystal (2001) 18'
     for harmonica quintet & orchestra 
Rendezvous Paris (2001) 16' 
     for harmonica quintet & orchestra 
Space : 6 x 5 (2001) 10' 
     for solo gtr & gtr orchestra 
Jubilee Overture (2001) 10'30" 
     for symphonic harmonica band 
White Bird‧Black Box (1999) 10' 
     for vn, vc, db, perc & gtr orchestra 
Imagination of a Rain Forest (1997) 10' 
     for gtr orchestra 
Disappearance (1997) 9' 
Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1995) 19'30" 
     for ob, string orchestra & perc 
A Black Hole of Sentiments and Memories (1993) 3'30" 
A Prose Poem (1990) 12' 
     for va & string orchestra

 

Orchestral (Chinese)

 

Nine Dragons: Dance to Soar (2006) 6’40”

Ravel dans le jardin chinois  (2004) 15’

The Love Song of Kangding – a Caprice  (2003) 10’30”

     for vn & Chinese orchestra

Battle of Red Cliff, Last Night (1999) 14'30"
     for pf & Chinese orchestra
Ganges Nocturne (1996) 8'30"
     for xiao & Chinese orchestra
Thirteen 'μ'   (1994) 15'30" 
Wild Meadow  (1993) 11' 
     for hp & Chinese orchestra 
Memories from Childhood (1990) 12' 
     for children's choir & Chinese orchestra
Dawn of Fairy Isle (1989) 14'

 

Chamber (Western)

 

Plucky Flavours (2006) 8'30”

     for gtr quintet

Connexion (Glimpse Upon Humankind) (2005) 6’
     for 2 harmonicas

Fantasy on a Love before Time  (2004) 7’

     for harmonica, pf & perc

21st Century Squashed World (2003) 5’
     for pf 6-hand

Mistakes (2002) 8’
     for harmonica & gtr

Three Thoughts (2002) 13’30”
     for 2 harmonicas & gtr

Different Blues in the Same Basket (2002) 10’ 
     for 2 harmonicas 
Resonant Snapshots (2001) 17'
     for harmonica quintet 
Moving Shapes (1999) 6' 
     for harmonica quintet 
The Scent of Poetry (1999) 6'30" 
     for hp & harmonica quintet 
From the Same Root (1999) 6' 
     for 2 vns or vn & va 
Faraway So Close (1999) 19' 
     for vn, vc & pf 
String Quartet No. 2  (1996) 16'30" 
Brocade with Bouquet  (1996) 7' 
     for fl & pf 
Flight of Jasmine  (1993) 13'30" 
     for 2 fls, pf & gtr 
When Zhuang Zi Awakens and Nietzsche Feels Dizzy  (1992) 19' 
     for fl, vn, vc, bass cl, pf & perc 
Wedding in a Chinese Village (1991) 7'30" 
     for ob/Eng hn, cl & vc 
June's Poems (1991) 24' 
     for fl/picc/alto fl & gtr 
A Prose Poem (1990) 12' 
     for va & pf 
Bagatelles (1990) 10' 
     for brass quartet 
Co-incidence (1989) 8' 
     for fl & cl 
Silhouettes Trilogy (1989) 8' 
     for fl/picc, ob/Eng hn, cl/alto saxophone 
Homeland (1989) 12' 
     for string quartet 
Retrospect (1988) 10' 
     for 2 gtrs 
Clouds  (1987) 15'
 

Chamber (Chinese)

 

Crossing Threshold of Nature (2002) 10' 
     for xiao & zheng 
Sketch of a Comfy Mind (2001) 9' 
     for pipa, zheng & yangqin 
Peaceful Year  (1997) 11' 
     for 10-player ensemble 
Entangled Melodies (1995) 10' 
     for erhu, fl, ob, cl, bn & pf 
And then ...  (1994) 10'30" 
     for erhu & pf 
Wild Meadow   (1993) 11' 
     for hp & Chinese Ensemble 
Letters from a Wanderer (1993) 10' 
     for small ensemble 
Temple (1988) 7' 
     for small ensemble
 

Chamber (Mixed)

 

Benevolence (2003)  17'

     for guqin & harmonica

We All Grew Up in Hong Kong (1999) 17'30" 
     for harmonica quintet, pf, perc, hp & sheng 
 

Instrumental Solo

 

Gumption (2004) 2'

     for harmonica

Papa’s Pot-growing Plant (2002) 3' 
     for gtr

Extension of Ripples (2002) 12' 
     for gtr 
Colourful Years (2000) 3' 
     for pf 
Ripple & Waves (2000) 10' 
     for gtr 
Sleeping Lotus under the Moon (1999) 6' 
     for liuqin 
Circles of Time Across the Rice Fields (1998) 11' 
     for pf 
A Colourful Silent Night (1998) 23'30" 
     for pf 
Jade Pavilion in the Moonlight (1998) 13'30" 
     for pf 
Wu Wu (Sorcery Dance) (1997) 10'30" 
     for pf 
Entangled Melancholy (1995) 4'30" 
     for gtr 
A Cicada in Autumn (1995) 3' 
     for pf 
A Morning in May (1995) 2'20" 
     for pf 
A Game for Two (1994) 2' 
     for pf 
Bad-Tempered Clavier, Prelude No. 1  (1994) 2' 
     for pf 
Little Songs of the Seasons  (1994) 6' 
     for pf 
Berceuse (1991) 5'10" 
     for pf 
Tiny Dust  (1989) 6' 
     for gtr 
Sunshine on a Winter Day (1989) 3' 
     for pf 
Scars on Yellow Leaf  (1989) 10' 
     for pf 
April  (1989) 5'30" 
     for fl 
Tai Yin (1989) 12'30" 
     for gtr 
Elegy  (1989) 4' 
     for tenor recorder / va 
Rite (1988) 4' 
     for treble recorder / va 
Old Tree (1988) 5' 
     for zheng 
Dreams  (1987) 15' 
     for pf 
Meditation (1985) 4' 
     for pf

 

Vocal / Choral

 

The Old Poet (2006) 6'15”
     for soprano, mixed chorus & pf 
Love with Care (2006) 3'
     for voice, mixed chorus & pf 
On the Same Path (2005) 5'
     for mixed chorus & pf

Under the Same Blue Sky  (2005) 9'
     for mixed chorus & pf 
Wisdom Trains (2004) 7' 
     for harmonica, children choir & pf
Looking Upward (2001) 16' 
     for ob, strings, pf, perc & mixed chorus 
Vocalise (2001) 2' 
     for high voice solo 
X' Blessing (2000) 16' 
     for cl, gtr, handbells, pf & mixed chorus 
Caring and Sharing  (2000) 6' 
     for treble choir & pf 
The Shing Mun River Capriccio (1999) 23' 
     for fl, ob, xiao, sheng, pf, perc & mixed chorus 
Coldness of Glass  (1998) 5' 
     for voice & pf 
Leisure (1997) 4'
     for voice & perc 
Agnus Dei (1996) 3'40" 
     for a cappella chorus (ladies/children) 
Dessin (1995) 7' 
     for soprano & gtr 
Heart on Fall / Fall over Heart  (1995) 5' 
     for soprano & gtr 
Camp Fire Song (1994) 3' 
     for children choir & pf 
Wish to Fly  (1994) 3' 
     for children choir & pf 
Swimming in the Milky Way (1994) 3' 
     for children choir & pf 
Green Wish (1994) 4' 
     for monologue, soprano solo & pf or tape (hp & strings) 
Chance Encounter (1994) 5'20" 
     for soprano & gtr 
Once Upon a Time  (1993) 8' 
     for SATB, recorders, pf & perc 
Solitary Sorrow  (1993) 6'40" 
     for SSA & pf / mezzo-soprano & pf 
Chinese Oriole  (1993) 6'10" 
     for soprano, mezzo-soprano & pf 
Sudden Rain (1992) 5'30" 
     for female/mixed chorus & pf 
Meet and Know (1992) 4'50" 
     for voice & pf 
Sacrifice  (1992) 14' 
     for SATB & pf 
Consolation  (1991) 9'10" 
     for SATB & pf 
Tree in the Mist  (1991) 5' 
     for mixed chorus & gtr 
Autumn in Dream (1990) 9' 
     for soprano, chorus & pf 
Sentiment in Autumn (1990) 5'20" 
     for voice & pf 
Parting (1990) 4' 
     for voice & pf 
Epigram (1990) 4' 
     for voice & pf 
Shout for China (1989) 10' 
     for mixed chorus, pf & timpani 
Seek and Await (1989) 7' 
     for soprano, fl/ob & pf 
Lotus on Water (1989) 4' 
     for mezzo-soprano & pf 
Come and Go (1989) 7' 
     for mixed chorus, xiao & perc 
Legends (1988) 8' 
     for male chorus & pf 
Plumblossom in Winter (1988) 7'10" 
     for soprano solo, SSA & pf 
Cold Night (1988) 6' 
     for mezzo-soprano & pf

 

Electro-Acoustic Music / Computer Music

 

Dots, Lines, Symbols & Words (1994) 10'

     for tape
Aries (1994) 7'

     for tape
Carpricornus (1994) 4'

     for tape

 

Music for Theatre / Drama

 

Film Music

 

Unique (2006)

Expression of Ink and Brushes (2006)

Alan Chan-The Art of Living (2003)

The Eight Strokes of Yong(Eternity)  (2002)

The Design & Art of Kan Tai-keung  (2002)

Betrayal (1996)
Long Distance Call (1994) 
Making Up (1992)

 

Others

 

Sound Projects (with guidelines for primary school students)


Shadows' Conversation (2002) 
Go Through the Maze (2001) 
Chess Game (1993) 
Big Tree Orchestra (1993)
 

Discography

 

Homeland, Hugo HRP 798-2 
White Bird.Black Box, HKGO 2002

Retrospect, Sound Factory CSCD001 
Wu Wu, Hugo HRP 7210-2 
White Bird.Black Box, Muse 1001

Three Thoughts, CASH 03
 

Publications/ Paper Presentations

 

Plumblossom in Winter. HKCM 8 Dreams – Suite for Piano. HKCG 9501 

Shout for China HK Vocal Music Collection - Choral 
Lotus on Water, Cold Night. HK Vocal Music Collection - Solo Art Songs 
A Colourful Silent Night. P & J Music Publishing 1998 
From the Same Root. Red House Edition RH 951 
8 Chapters in A Treasury of Chinese Music. RTHK/Education Dept/HKIEd 1998 
Caring and Sharing. TCA/HKSMSA 2001

Numerous articles and dozens of prose and poetry published in 

various periodicals, newspapers, conference reports, etc. since 1980's

管弦樂(西樂)

 

傳奇新章:孫行者真空登月(2005) 30’

     for narrator & orchestra

最後一次與Larry Adler 相會(2004) 7’

     for harmonica quintet, string orchestra & perc

時間小河(2004) 8’20”

     for harmonica, vn & gtr orchestra

白蛇與許仙(2002) 13’

     for erhu, dizi & gtr orchestra

精英薈萃(2002) 2’10”

     for symphonic harmonica band 
五角水晶之反映(2001) 18'
     for harmonica quintet & orchestra 
約會巴黎(2001) 16' 
     for harmonica quintet & orchestra 
六合五行(2001) 10' 
     for solo gtr & gtr orchestra 
禧年序曲(2001) 10'30" 
     for symphonic harmonica band 
白鳥.黑盒(1999) 10' 
     for vn, vc, db, perc & gtr orchestra 
雨林的幻想(1997) 10' 
     for gtr orchestra 
消失(1997) 9' 
水仙之轉化(1995) 19'30" 
     for ob, string orchestra & perc 
情感與回憶之黑洞(1993) 3'30" 
散文詩(1990) 12' 
     for va & string orchestra

 

管弦樂 (中樂)

 

飛舞九龍城 (2006) 6’40”

樂中法.法中樂 (2004) 15’

康定情歌-暢想 (2003) 10’30”

     for vn & Chinese orchestra

昨夜烽火赤壁(1999) 14'30"
     for pf & Chinese orchestra
恆河夜歌(1996) 8'30"
     for xiao & Chinese orchestra
十三么 (1994) 15'30" 
野草 (1993) 11' 
     for hp & Chinese orchestra 
童年的回憶(1990) 12' 
     for children's choir & Chinese orchestra
蓬萊晨曦(1989) 14'

 

室樂 (西樂)

 

彈彈琴、調調味(2006) 8'30”

     for gtr quintet

連繫(人間一瞥) (2005) 6’
     for 2 harmonicas

月光愛人幻想曲 (2004) 7’

     for harmonica, pf & perc

廿一世紀擠迫世界 (2003) 5’
     for pf 6-hand

錯誤 (2002) 8’
     for harmonica & gtr

三思 (2002) 13’30”
     for 2 harmonicas & gtr

同一籃子不同的藍(2002) 10’ 
     for 2 harmonicas 
共鳴掠影(2001) 17'
     for harmonica quintet 
動容(1999) 6' 
     for harmonica quintet 
詩境書香(1999) 6'30" 
     for hp & harmonica quintet 
同根生(1999) 6' 
     for 2 vns or vn & va 
咫尺天涯(1999) 19' 
     for vn, vc & pf 
第二弦樂四重奏 (1996) 16'30" 
錦上添花 (1996) 7' 
     for fl & pf 
香花之飛行 (1993) 13'30" 
     for 2 fls, pf & gtr 
當莊子夢醒和尼采暈眩的時候 (1992) 19' 
     for fl, vn, vc, bass cl, pf & perc 
山村中的婚禮(1991) 7'30" 
     for ob/Eng hn, cl & vc 
六月詩(1991) 24' 
     for fl/picc/alto fl & gtr 
散文詩(1990) 12' 
     for va & pf 
四部小品(1990) 10' 
     for brass quartet 
巧合(1989) 8' 
     for fl & cl 
剪影(1989) 8' 
     for fl/picc, ob/Eng hn, cl/alto saxophone 
桑梓(1989) 12' 
     for string quartet 
追憶(1988) 10' 
     for 2 gtrs 
雲 (1987) 15'
 

室樂 (中樂)

 

進山門 (2002) 10' 
     for xiao & zheng 
寫意(2001) 9' 
     for pipa, zheng & yangqin 
太平年 (1997) 11' 
     for 10-player ensemble 
幾段心曲(1995) 10' 
     for erhu, fl, ob, cl, bn & pf 
其後... (1994) 10'30" 
     for erhu & pf 
野草 (1993) 11' 
     for hp & Chinese Ensemble 
遊子家書(1993) 10' 
     for small ensemble 
廟 (1988) 7' 
     for small ensemble

 

室樂 (混合)

 

擇善仁心(2003)  17'

     for guqin & harmonica

我們都在香港長大 - 音樂卷集(1999) 17'30" 
     for harmonica quintet, pf, perc, hp & sheng 
 

獨奏曲

 

奮進(2004) 2'

     for harmonica

爸爸的盆栽(2002) 3' 
     for gtr

Ex漣漪之延伸(2002) 12' 
     for gtr 
繽紛歲月 (2000) 3' 
     for pf 
漣漪與波瀾 (2000) 10' 
     for gtr 
月下睡蓮(1999) 6' 
     for liuqin 
在稻田上的時光之環(1998) 11' 
     for pf 
繽紛平安夜(1998) 23'30" 
     for pf 
玉亭望月(1998) 13'30" 
     for pf 
巫舞(1997) 10'30" 
     for pf 
鬱結(1995) 4'30" 
     for gtr 
秋之蟬 (1995) 3' 
     for pf 
一個五月早晨 (1995) 2'20" 
     for pf 
二的遊戲(1994) 2' 
     for pf 
壞脾氣前奏曲 (1994) 2' 
     for pf 
四季小曲 (1994) 6' 
     for pf 
搖籃曲(1991) 5'10" 
     for pf 
微塵 (1989) 6' 
     for gtr 
冬日太陽(1989) 3' 
     for pf 
黃葉傷痕 (1989) 10' 
     for pf 
四月 (1989) 5'30" 
     for fl 
太陰(1989) 12'30" 
     for gtr 
輓詩 (1989) 4' 
     for tenor recorder / va 
祭(1988) 4' 
     for treble recorder / va 
枯藤老樹(1988) 5' 
     for zheng 
夢 (1987) 15' 
     for pf 
沉思(1985) 4' 
     for pf

 

聲樂 / 合唱

 

野草詞人(2006) 6'15”
     for soprano, mixed chorus & pf 
關愛(2006) 3'
     for voice, mixed chorus & pf 
同行教育路 (2005) 5'
     for mixed chorus & pf

同一藍天下 (2005) 9'
     for mixed chorus & pf 
智慧列車 (2004) 7' 
     for harmonica, children choir & pf
仰望(2001) 16' 
     for ob, strings, pf, perc & mixed chorus 
練聲曲(2001) 2' 
     for high voice solo 
X' Blessing (2000) 16' 
     for cl, gtr, handbells, pf & mixed chorus 
分享與關懷 (2000) 6' 
     for treble choir & pf 
城門河隨想曲(1999) 23' 
     for fl, ob, xiao, sheng, pf, perc & mixed chorus 
玻璃的寒冷 (1998) 5' 
     for voice & pf 
清歡(1997) 4'
     for voice & perc 
聖羊頌(1996) 3'40" 
     for a cappella chorus (ladies/children) 
素描 (1995) 7' 
     for soprano & gtr 
心上秋 (1995) 5' 
     for soprano & gtr 
營火歌(1994) 3' 
     for children choir & pf 
想飛 (1994) 3' 
     for children choir & pf 
在銀河裏游泳 (1994) 3' 
     for children choir & pf 
綠色願望(1994) 4' 
     for monologue, soprano solo & pf or tape (hp & strings) 
偶遇(1994) 5'20" 
     for soprano & gtr 
從前有座山 (1993) 8' 
     for SATB, recorders, pf & perc 
閑愁 (1993) 6'40" 
     for SSA & pf / mezzo-soprano & pf 
黃鶯 (1993) 6'10" 
     for soprano, mezzo-soprano & pf 
驟雨(1992) 5'30" 
     for female/mixed chorus & pf 
知會(1992) 4'50" 
     for voice & pf 
犧牲 (1992) 14' 
     for SATB & pf 
安慰 (1991) 9'10" 
     for SATB & pf 
霧中的樹 (1991) 5' 
     for mixed chorus & gtr 
夢幻裏的初秋(1990) 9' 
     for soprano, chorus & pf 
秋夕抒懷(1990) 5'20" 
     for voice & pf 
別(1990) 4' 
     for voice & pf 
偈(1990) 4' 
     for voice & pf 
吶喊中華(1989) 10' 
     for mixed chorus, pf & timpani 
追尋與等待 (1989) 7' 
     for soprano, fl/ob & pf 
出水蓮(1989) 4' 
     for mezzo-soprano & pf 
來去(1989) 7' 
     for mixed chorus, xiao & perc 
傳說(1988) 8' 
     for male chorus & pf 
詠梅(1988) 7'10" 
     for soprano solo, SSA & pf 
寒夜(1988) 6' 
     for mezzo-soprano & pf

 

電子音樂 / 電腦音樂

 

點、線、符號及文字(1994) 10'

     for tape
白羊座 (1994) 7'

     for tape
山羊座 (1994) 4'

     for tape

 

劇場音樂 

電影音樂

 

Unique (2006)

筆墨相(2006)

陳幼堅-生活的藝術(2003)

永字八法 (2002)

生活.心源-靳 埭強的設計與藝術 (2002)

背叛(1996)
長途電話(1994) 
妝 (1992)

 

其他

Sound Projects (with guidelines for primary school students) 


影子對話(2002) 
迷宮歷險(2001) 
棋子遊戲 (1993) 
大樹樂隊(1993)

 

唱片目錄

 

Homeland, Hugo HRP 798-2 
White Bird.Black Box, HKGO 2002

Retrospect, Sound Factory CSCD001 
Wu Wu, Hugo HRP 7210-2 
White Bird.Black Box, Muse 1001

Three Thoughts, CASH 03
 

出版刊物 / 發表文章

 

Plumblossom in Winter. HKCM 8 Dreams – Suite for Piano. HKCG 9501 
Shout for China HK Vocal Music Collection - Choral 
Lotus on Water, Cold Night. HK Vocal Music Collection - Solo Art Songs 
A Colourful Silent Night. P & J Music Publishing 1998 
From the Same Root. Red House Edition RH 951 
8 Chapters in A Treasury of Chinese Music. RTHK/Education Dept/HKIEd 1998 
Caring and Sharing. TCA/HKSMSA 2001

Numerous articles and dozens of prose and poetry published in various periodicals, newspapers, conference reports, etc. since 1980's

 

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