LAW Daniel 羅炳良

 

Daniel Law is a renowned Hong Kong composer, conductor, senior music educator and sacred music scholar.  He was Professor in the Department of Music and the Dean of Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He also served many terms as Council member and trustee of CUHK, Chung Chi College and the China Graduate School of Theology.  In his own church, the North Point Alliance Church, he contributed in building up a comprehensive working team in its music and worship ministry.

 

Professor Law has been actively engaged in both the musical and scholarly sectors.  He has had numerous composition commissions, and had published academic articles, books and edited many anthologies, conference proceedings, helped produced several Protestant hymnals and anthem books.

 

Professor Law attended King’s College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois.  His composition mentors included Antonio Donato and Alan Stout, while his conducting teachers were Dr Wing-Hei Wong of Hong Kong, Margaret Hillis of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Cleobury of King’s College, Cambridge University. He has been invited as a  visiting scholar by the Dept of Music at Harvard University, and a visiting research professor at CCRMA, Stanford University.  After retirement from CUHK, his interest has shifted to Music Theology and Liturgical Music. Recently, he spent two years at the School of Theology at Boston University as research scholar.  Honors awarded to him include the distinguished dissertation prize, membership to Pi Kappa Lambda, the American Honor Society in Music, and inclusion into the International Who’s Who in Music in 1984.

 

羅炳良是香港著名作曲家、聖樂家、資深教育工作者及指揮家。他曾任香港中文大學文學院院長及中文大學音樂系教授、屢任多屆香港中文大學、香港中文大學崇基學院、中國神學研究院等校校董。並且在所屬教會,香港宣道會北角堂,致力建立有規模的聖樂隊工。

 

羅教授活躍於學術界及音樂界,著作包括多類型音樂作品,音樂學術論文、書籍、主編多套曲集、學術論文集、又曾協助出版多本基督教聖詩及合唱集等。

 

羅教授肆業英皇書院、香港中文大學及美國西北大學。他的作曲老師包括Antonio Donato 及 Alan Stout,指揮老師包括香港的黃永熙、芝加哥 交響樂團的 Margaret Hillis 及劍橋英皇書院的 Stephen Cleobury。羅教授曾任哈佛大學音樂系訪問學人、史丹福大學音響及電腦音樂研究中心訪問研究教授各一年,退休後其學術興趣轉移至崇拜禮儀學及音樂神學,最近獲邀在波士頓大學神學院作研究學者兩年。他曾屢獲殊榮,包括傑出博士論文獎,美國榮譽音樂學會(Pi Kappa Lambda)資格,並於1984年入選劍橋世界音樂名人錄。

Orchestral

 

Tien Dao (2002) 15'
     for Chinese drum & orchestra
Concerto for Orchestra (1996) 10'
Silk and Down (Overture) (1993) 2'
Symphony No. 2 (1991) 14'
Sinfonietta sine nominee (1987) 12'
Symphonie Concertante (1981) 15'
Ode from the Nestorian Monument (1972 ) 12'
Three Pieces for String Orchestra (1970/97) 8'

 

Chamber


The Chessmen (2000) 14'
     for va & db
From the Wasteland to the Journey of the Magi: Homage to T.S. Eliot (1998) 20'
     for string quartet (String Quartet No.2)
The Century (1997) 10'
     for string quartet (String Quartet No.1)
Shiu Xian Cao II (1990) 6'
     for 6 Chinese instruments & pre-recorded synthesized tape
Variations on Themes from Malacandra (1987) 8'
     for fl, bn & pf
Pilikus (1987) 5'
     for 4 hn
Trio (1984) 5'
     for ob, cl & pf
Trio (1978) 5'
     for ob/Eng Hn, bass cl & pf
Medieval Suite (1977/91) 10'
     for fl, cl, bass cl, hn, tb, vn & db
Variations on a Chin Theme (1977) 6'
     for fl, vn, pf & tape
Nachmung No. 1 (1973) 3'
     for 2 fl & 2 vc
Three Pieces (1971) 5'
     for bn & pf

 

Instrumental Solo


Three Erudite Etudes (1993) 6'
     for pf
Prelude and Introit on "Unser Herrscher" (1990) 4'
     for organ & bass
Prelude and Postlude on "Wer nur den lieben Gott" (1988) 5'
     for organ
Five Etudes for Guzheng Solo (1985) 8'
Ten Short Pieces for Pianoforte (1973) 8'

 

Vocal / Choral


Veni Creator Spiritus (2000) 5'
     SATB a cappella with divisi
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (1997) 5'
     for choir & organ
Christmas Carol Suite (1996) 20'
     for SATB & pf
Speaking of Huang-di (1995) 3'
     for SATB a cappella or SATB with pf
Anthem "God be in My head" (1994) 3'
Anthem "Praise the lord" (1992) 8'
     for choir, organ, brass quintet & perc
Solid Rock (1992) 45'
     cantata for choir, soprano & bass solo & orchestra
Huixin (1992) 10'
     a set of Chinese fun songs for choir
Jubilate Deo (Psalm 100) (1989) 13'
     for children treble choir & organ
The Crystal Prison - Poem of the Wristwatch (1989) 9'
     for SATB & pre-taped synthesizers
New Settings of Five Renaissance Songs (1987) 10'
     for baritone & lute/theorbo
Sheng Sheng Man (1980) 4'30"
     for SATB & prepared pf
Psalm 33rd (1980) 7'
     for SATB a cappella
The School Boy (1980) 4'
     for SSA a cappella
Three Chinese Folksongs (1980) 9'
     arrangement for SATB & pf
Alleluia with verse "The Holy Child" (1979) 7'
     for SATB a cappella
Three Chinese Folksongs (1979) 9'
     arrangement for TTBB a cappella

 

Ballet


The Last Days (1994) 25'
     for 2 dancers, 3 perc, vc & cl

 

Others


Many liturgical music, hymn-tunes published in Hymns of Life, Sound of the Bamboo, Sound of Grace, Chinese Praise, etc.

 

Discography


Ode from the Nestorian Monument, Pacific Music HK 8.242119
Variations on Themes from Malacandra, Pacific Music HK 8.242120
Three Erudite Etudes, CUMUS-001
The Medieval Suite, CGCD-9401
Symphony No. 2, Hugo HRP 799-2
Two Etudes for Gu Zheng Solo, ROI Productions RA-951010C

 

Selected Publications Related to Composition


Note: many other publications in Music Education, Church Music and Musicology are not included in the following list. 


"Teaching Contemporary Composition Theory: The Use of Simulation Games in the College Level Music Theory Course." Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilm, 1979. 


"The Composers' Quest: Words and Music, Host or Slave." Bauhinian Suite Music Society Bulletin (Nov 1983): 16-21.


"Chinese Sacred Music Ideology and Composition." Parts 1, 2. Sacred Music Quarterly 12 (January, April 1990): 1-4, 1-4. 


"A Study of the Archetypal Approach: J.S. Bach and Chinese Hymns." In Research in Ethnomusicology: Proceedings of the Contemporary Chinese Music Conference, 1946-76, edited by C.C. Liu, 372-99. Hong Kong: Center of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 1990. 


"Hong Kong." In New Music in the Orient: Essays on Composition in Asia Since World War II, edited by Harrison Ryker, 225-48. Buren, the Netherlands: Frits Knuf Publishers, 1991. 


"Music Creation - Materials, Structure and Humanity: A Computer Adventure" The Humanity Bulletin (CUHK) vol.3 (1994): 52-61. 


"Modelling Small Chinese and Tibetan Bells." (with Andrew Horner and Lydia Ayers) Journal of the Audio Engineering Society 45, no. 3 (March 1997):148-59. 


Hong Kong Vocal Music Collection (editor in chief) 8 vols & 1 index (a project propelled by HKCG, the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies and CCLC with funds from the HKADC). Hong Kong: Chinese Christian Literature Council Ltd, 1999. 1323pp. 


"Synthesis Modeling of the Chinese Dizi, Bawu, and Sheng" Journal of Audio Engineering Society 47, no. 12 (December1999): 1076-87.

管弦樂

 

天道 (2002) 15'
     for Chinese drum & orchestra
樂隊協奏曲 (1996) 10'
Silk and Down (Overture) (1993) 2'
第二交響曲 (1991) 14'
Sinfonietta sine nominee (1987) 12'
交響小協奏曲 (1981) 15'
景教碑敬讚 (1972 ) 12'
弦樂隊作品三首 (1970/97) 8'

 

室樂


The Chessmen (2000) 14'
     for va & db
From the Wasteland to the Journey of the Magi: Homage to T.S. Eliot (1998) 20'
     for string quartet (String Quartet No.2)
The Century (1997) 10'
     for string quartet (String Quartet No.1)
水仙操(二)(1990) 6'
     for 6 Chinese instruments & pre-recorded synthesized tape
馬勒肯特拉主題變奏曲 (1987) 8'
     for fl, bn & pf
Pilikus (1987) 5'
     for 4 hn
三重奏 (1984) 5'
     for ob, cl & pf
三重奏 (1978) 5'
     for ob/Eng Hn, bass cl & pf
中世紀組曲 (1977/91) 10'
     for fl, cl, bass cl, hn, tb, vn & db
古琴主題變奏曲 (1977) 6'
     for fl, vn, pf & tape
Nachmung No. 1 (1973) 3'
     for 2 fl & 2 vc
小品三首 (1971) 5'
     for bn & pf

 

獨奏曲


Three Erudite Etudes (1993) 6'
     for pf
Prelude and Introit on "Unser Herrscher" (1990) 4'
     for organ & bass
Prelude and Postlude on "Wer nur den lieben Gott" (1988) 5'
     for organ
古箏練習曲五首 (1985) 8'
鋼琴小曲十首 (1973) 8'

 

聲樂 / 合唱


Veni Creator Spiritus (2000) 5'
     SATB a cappella with divisi
西面頌及尊主頌 (1997) 5'
     for choir & organ
聖誕組曲 (1996) 20'
     for SATB & pf
話說黃帝 (1995) 3'
     for SATB a cappella or SATB with pf
Anthem "God be in My head" (1994) 3'
讚美耶和華 (1992) 8'
     for choir, organ, brass quintet & perc
石頭頌 (1992) 45'
     cantata for choir, soprano & bass solo & orchestra
Huxin (1992) 10'
     a set of Chinese fun songs for choir
詩篇第一百篇 (1989) 13'
     for children treble choir & organ
水晶牢-詠錶 (1989) 9'
     for SATB & pre-taped synthesizers
五首文藝復興歌曲新編 (1987) 10'
     for baritone & lute/theorbo
聲聲慢 (1980) 4'30"
     for SATB & prepared pf
詩篇第三十三篇 (1980) 7'
     for SATB a cappella
讀書郎 (1980) 4'
     for SSA a cappella
中國民歌三首 (1980) 9'
     (在那遙遠的地方、紅綵妹妹、繡荷包)
     arrangement for SATB & pf
Alleluia with verse "The Holy Child" (1979) 7'
     for SATB a cappella
中國民歌三首 (1979) 9'
     (馬車夫之歌、在那遙遠的地方、紅綵妹妹)

     arrangement for TTBB a cappella

 

芭蕾舞音樂


The Last Days (1994) 25'
     for 2 dancers, 3 perc, vc & cl

 

其他


Many liturgical music, hymn-tunes published in Hymns of Life, Sound of the Bamboo, Sound of Grace, Chinese Praise, etc.

 

唱片目錄


Ode from the Nestorian Monument, Pacific Music HK 8.242119
Variations on Themes from Malacandra, Pacific Music HK 8.242120
Three Erudite Etudes, CUMUS-001
The Medieval Suite, CGCD-9401
Symphony No. 2, Hugo HRP 799-2
Two Etudes for Gu Zheng Solo, ROI Productions RA-951010C

 

出版刊物


Note: many other publications in Music Education, Church Music and Musicology are not included in the following list.


"Teaching Contemporary Composition Theory: The Use of Simulation Games in the College Level Music Theory Course." Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilm, 1979.

 

"The Composers' Quest: Words and Music, Host or Slave." Bauhinian Suite Music Society Bulletin (Nov 1983): 16-21.


"Chinese Sacred Music Ideology and Composition." Parts 1, 2. Sacred Music Quarterly 12 (January, April 1990): 1-4, 1-4.


"A Study of the Archetypal Approach: J.S. Bach and Chinese Hymns." In Research in Ethnomusicology: Proceedings of the Contemporary Chinese Music Conference, 1946-76, edited by C.C. Liu, 372-99. Hong Kong: Center of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 1990.


"Hong Kong." In New Music in the Orient: Essays on Composition in Asia Since World War II, edited by Harrison Ryker, 225-48. Buren, the Netherlands: Frits Knuf Publishers, 1991.


"Music Creation - Materials, Structure and Humanity: A Computer Adventure" The Humanity Bulletin (CUHK) vol.3 (1994): 52-61.


"Modelling Small Chinese and Tibetan Bells." (with Andrew Horner and Lydia Ayers) Journal of the Audio Engineering Society 45, no. 3 (March 1997):148-59.


Hong Kong Vocal Music Collection (editor in chief) 8 vols & 1 index (a project propelled by HKCG, the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies and CCLC with funds from the HKADC). Hong Kong: Chinese Christian Literature Council Ltd, 1999. 1323pp.


"Synthesis Modeling of the Chinese Dizi, Bawu, and Sheng" Journal of Audio Engineering Society 47, no. 12 (December1999): 1076-87.

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