Lai Boon-tsing Joseph 黎本正

 

A church composer, retired recently. In his early years he was graduated from the Music Department of Hong Kong Chinese University, studied composition with Professor David Gwilt. After graduation he worked successively in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Gloria Institute of Music, The C&MA Alliance Church, Alliance Bible Seminary, at present is working as a special music pastor in the Alliance Church, and also helps teaching worship and music ministry in the Gloria Institute of Sacred Music. His musical compositions mainly include hymns, anthems, liturgical music, organ and piano pieces. Publications include part of the above works, and also books concerning worship and music practice in the Christian church.

 

教會作曲家,現已退休,早年畢業於香港中文大學音樂系,跟隨紀大衛教授學習作曲;畢業後先後任職於香港中文大學、凱頌音樂學校、香港基督教宣道會希伯崙堂、建道神學院;現留任宣道會希伯崙堂特約聖樂傳道,兼任凱頌聖詠學院教師,教授基督教崇拜與音樂事工。黎氏作品主要包括聖詩、聖頌、禮儀音樂、風琴與鋼琴曲等;除了出版以上部份作品外,亦出版講論崇拜與聖樂的書籍。

Chamber


Prelude No. 1 (1998) 2' 15"
Canon (1998) 2' 30"
Four Pieces for Four Hands (1976) 3'
     for pf duets
Nocturne (1976) 4'
     for pf duet
Handbell


Instrumental Solo


Processional (ASCRIBE GREATNESS) (1995) 2'
     for organ
Canon (1992) 4'
     for pf
Prelude (1991) 2'
     for organ
Prelude No. 2 (1991) 2'
     for pf
Anthem without Words (Postlude) (1990) 1' 40"
     for organ
Lullaby (1976) 1'
     for pf
A Children Piece (1976) 1'
     for pf
Imitation (1976) 1'
     for pf
Theme and Variation (1976) 2' 20"
     for pf
Prelude No. 1 (1975) 2'
     for pf
Hesitation (1974) 1' 20"
     for pf

Musical


Jonah and the Big Fish (1989) 17'
     for children chorus & pf

Ballet


Be an Ambassador of Reconciliation (1992) 9'
     for soprano solo, chorus, brass quintet, timpani & organ; commissioned by Diocesan Youth Committee, The Diocese of Hong Kong and Macao

Vocal / Choral

 

Where Love Is, There Is Hope(2016)〔4’ 40”〕

     for Male and Female 2-part singing

The Sign of Baptism(2016)〔4’ 50”〕

     for mixed chorus

Little Bethlehem(2015)〔4’ 30”〕

     for children voice and mixed chorus

Rejoice in the Lord Alway(2015)〔4’ 20”〕

     for mixed chorus

We Hear Him Call(2015)〔2’〕

     for mixed chorus

Chung Chi College Anthem(2015)〔1’ 45”〕

     for Soprano and piano
惜哉,以色列!惜哉,以色列!(1999) 5'
     for SATB & organ
普天下當讚美主(始禮頌)(1997) 1'
     for SATB with optional keyboard accompaniment
Gloria (1996) 5'
     for SATB a cappella
遵行主的話 (1995) 4'
     for unison chorus, tp & pf
願你們平安 (1995) 2'
     for SATB & organ
Amen I (1994) 50"
     for SATB & organ
Allelujah I (a canon for up to 15 parts) (1994) indef.
     for mixed chorus & 3 keyboard instruments
Sanctus (a 3-part canon) (1994) 2'
     for 3-part chorus & keyboard instruments
我主精兵奮進 (1994) 5'
     for SATB & pf
十字架的默想(組曲)(1993) 15'
     for SATB & pf
Gifts from my Heavenly Father (1992) 3' 15"
     for children chorus & pf
Bring God's Peace to All the World (1988) 1'
     for SATB a cappella
Praise for the Grace of God (1987) 4' 10"
     for SATB & pf
Jehovah is in His Holy Temple (1981) 1' 30"
     for SATB with organ accomp. ad lib.
For the Newly Weds (1981) 3' 10"
     for SATB & pf
Rely on Jehovah (1981) 2' 30"
     for SATB a cappella
Song of Praise to Jehovah (1980) 2' 45"
     for SSA
The Lord has Risen (1980) 8'
     for children chorus, pf & perc
Psalm 90 (1978) 5'
     for soprano & fl

Hymn Arrangement


我們應當如此行 (GOD HAS SPOKEN) (2001) 5'
     arr. for SAB, brass quartet & organ

Have Mercy, Lord (LAVENDER) (2001) 3'
     arr. for unison chorus & keyboard instrument

The Lord is My Strength (1997) 3'
     arr. for SATB a cappella

Thanksgiving Hymn (SIBYL) (1997) 3' 30"
     arr. for SATB & pf

Lift High the Cross (CRUCIFER) (1996) 5'
     arr. for SATB, brass quartet & organ

Psalm 100 (1995) 2' 25"
     arr. for female chorus & handbell

God is Working His Purpose Out (BENSON) (1995) 4'
     arr. for congregation, organ & brass quartet

For the Bread Which Thou Hast Given (CROSS OF JESUS) (1994) 3'
     arr. for SAB & hn

The Call for Reapers (1994) 4'
     arr. for SATB & organ

New Away in A Manger (1993/4) 3'
     arr. for unison children voice & keyboard instrument

Ascribe Greatness to our God the Rock (ASCRIBE GREATNESS) (1990) 2'
     arr. for unsion chorus & soprano descant

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (ROCKINGHAM) (1990) 1'
     arr. for SSA a cappella 

O Jesus, King Most Wonderful (ABRIDGE) (1988) 3'
     arr. for SATB a cappella

Hail. Thou Once Despised Jesus (FAUXBOURDON) (1988) 4'
     arr. for SATB & keyboard instrument

Tell Out, My Soul (WOODLANDS) (1987) 4'
     arr. for SATB & organ

So Send I You to Teach my Word (LING MING) (1987) 3' 20"
     arr. for SATB & organ

十架七言歌 (1985) 13'
 I. Jesus in Thy Dying Woes (GOWER)
 II. Jesus, Pitying the Sighs (HELFER MEINER ARMEN SEELE)
 III. Jesus, Loving to the End (SEPTEM VERBA)
 IV. Jesus, Whelmed in Fears Unknown (TON-MAN)
 V. Jesus, in Thy Thirst and Pain (SWEDISH LITANY)
 VI. Jesus, All our Ransom Paid (HERVEY)
 VII. Jesus, All Thy Labour Vast (AGNES)
     arr. for SATB & pf

Sweet Will of God (1984) 2' 30"
     arr. for SSA & pf

Read, Mark, Learn (CAUSA DIVINA) (1983) 2' 30"
     arr. for SATB & keyboard instrument

O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth (ARIEL) (1980) 3'
     arr. for SATB & pf 

The King of Love my Shepherd is (DOMINUS REGIT ME) (1980) 4'
     arr. for SATB & organ

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (KILMARNOCK) (1980) 2'
     arr. for SATB

Till You Know Jesus (1979) 3'
     arr. for SAB & pf

Hymn


For the Music of Creation (CREATOR COMPOSER) (2001)
Allaince Bible Seminary Centennial Song (1999)
Lord of History, Light of the World (1996)
     第五屆世界華人福音會議主題歌
今到主殿歌 (1995)
美麗的神 (1995)
New Away in a Manger (1993)
新歲初臨(調名:天樂正音)(1992)
惟靠耶穌歌(調名:惟靠耶穌歌)(1992)
I Reached the Water of Morah (1992)
神的鴻恩廣大無邊(調名:靈宮三疊)(1992)
My Lord, I Did Not Choose You (1992)
善牧(調名:建道牧歌)(1991)
Thanksgiving Hymn (SIBYL) (1991)
Open my Eyes, That I may See (VISION) (1984)
Draw Me Nearer (CHARMAINE) (1983)
'Tis the Blessed Hour of Prayer (MEDITATION) (1983)
A New Day (MORNING SACRIFICE) (1983)
God of Love and Truth and Beauty (CHUN SENG) (1982)
Look Ye, Saints (BRADEN) (1982)
Jerusalem the Golden (CHUNG CHI) (1982)
勉傳福音(調名:建道)(1980)
小朋友們快快來(調名:小朋友們快快來)(1980)

Hymn Harmonization


O God our Help in Ages Past (ST. ANNE) (2001)
     harmonization to stanza 5
In the Bleak Midwinter (GRANHAM) (1999)
     harmonization to stanza 2
O Jesus, I Have Promised (WATERMOUTH) (1997)
     harmonization to stanza 2
All Praise to Thee (ENGELBERG) (1996)
     harmonization to stanza 3, arr. for brass quartet
Declare His Glory (VIOLA) (1993)
     harmonization to stazas 4 & 5, arr. for tp, hn, tb, timpani & organ
Ascribe Greatness to our God the Rock (ASCRIBE GREATNESS) (1993)
     harmonization to stanza 2, arr. for tp, hn, tb, timpani & organ
In Love for Me (IN LOVE FOR ME) (1991)
I Will Lift my Eyes to the Hills(PSALM 121) (1991)

Hymn Descant


How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (KILMARNOCK) (1998)
     soprano descant to stanza 6
Come Thou Holy Spirit Come (VENI SANCTE SPIRITUS) (1998)
     soprano descant to stanza 5

The Church's One Foundation (AURELIA) (1993)
     soprano descant to stanza 4

Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus (FAUXBOURDON) (1993)
     soprano descant to stanza 3

O Jesus, King Most Wonderful (KILMARNOCK) (1993)
     soprano descant to stanzas 4/5

Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life (GARDINER) (1992)
     soprano descant to stanza 6

At the Name of Jesus (CAMBERWELL) (1992)
     fl/cl descant to stanza 5

Name of All Majesty (MAJESTAS) (1992)
     cl/tp descant to stanzas 3 & 4

Mangificat (ASCRIBE GREATNESS) (1992)
     soprano descant

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (1992)
     fl/cl descant

Sun of my Soul, Thou Saviour Dear (HURSLEY) (1992)
     fl descant to stanza 4

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (REPTON) (1992)
     tp descant to stanza 6

Majesty (MAJESTY) (1992)
     tp descant

Lead on, O King Eternal (LANCASHIRE) (1991)
     tp descant to stanza 3

A Mighty Fortress is our God (EIN' FESTE BURG) (1990)
     soprano descant to stanza 4 in D, with interlude

Publications


「詩班在崇拜事奉中的角色」黎本正編《聖樂與崇拜事奉》香港:香港華人基督教聯會,2001年

「聖詩變僵詩 - 淺談教會音樂事工與神學的關係」《聖樂通訊》第37期,秋季,2001年

「教會音樂 - 表彰神的真理」《聖樂通訊》第36期,春季,2001年

「祈禱 - 常被忽略的崇拜事奉」《聖樂通訊》第34期,秋季,2000年

「禮儀行動背後的神學理念」《聖樂通訊》第33期,春季,2000年

「教會啊!丟棄你的金牛犢」《聖樂通訊》第31期,秋季,1999年

「敬拜中的整全救恩歷史」《聖樂通訊》第30期,春季,1999年

「唱、禱、誦:崇拜中神人的真實相交」《聖樂通訊》第29期,冬季,1999年

「驚踏天門 - 集體崇拜與會眾(二)」《聖樂通訊》第26期,春季,1998年

「驚踏天門 - 集體崇拜與會眾(一)」《聖樂通訊》第25期,冬季,1998年

「擺脫世俗主義的崇拜和聖樂取向(下)」《聖樂通訊》第24期,秋季,1997年

「擺脫世俗主義的崇拜和聖樂取向(上)」《聖樂通訊》第23期,夏季,1997年

Essays on Sacred Music and Worship《脫俗尋真 - 聖樂與崇拜評論集》香港:建道神學院,1998年。ISBN:962-7997-25-0

The Choral Works of Joseph Lai《黎本正合唱曲選》香港:建道神學院,1994。ISBN: 962-244-409-1

Hymn harmonization nos. 266 & 344《恩頌聖歌》

Hymns nos. 7, 31, 64, 69, 89, 106 &114《華人聖頌》

Hymns nos. 39, 140, 159, 366, 432, 479 & 490《生命聖詩》

小朋友們快快來(調名:小朋友們快快來)《萬福之門》

I Reached The Water Of Morah 瑪拉苦水《萬崇仁牧師紀念特刊》

Allaince Bible Seminary Centennial Song 建道神學院百週年院慶歌《建道神學院百週年紀念特刊》

Psalm 90《香港聲樂作品集》(八),羅炳良編,48-55頁。香港:香港基督教文藝出版社,1999年。

Gloria《香港聲樂作品集》(八),羅炳良編,56-63頁。香港:香港基督教文藝出版社,1999年。

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