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GWILT David (Honorary President)
紀大衛(名譽主席)

David Gwilt is a key figure in Hong Kong’s classical music world. His achievements include composing, writing music criticism, presenting radio programmes, conducting and teaching for 25 years (1970 – 1995) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


In 1992, Professor Gwilt was awarded an MBE for services to music and the arts in Hong Kong, in 1996, a Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and in 1998 the title, Emeritus Professor of Music by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


紀大衛在本港的古典音樂界享有重要的地位。 除了作曲以外,他也於報章撰寫樂評,在香港電台主持音樂節目,擔任指揮及曾於香港中文大學任教達二十五年(1970 – 1995) 。


紀大衛教授於1992年獲頒英帝國員佐勳章,以表揚他對香港藝術界的貢獻。紀氏並在1996年榮獲香港演藝學院院士名銜。 在1998年他被香港中文大學委任為榮休音樂講座教授,可算是實至名歸。

MAJOR WORKS 主要作品

Orchestral



  • Céilidh (2001) 27'

  • Dances for Orchestra (1998) 13'30"

  • Fanfare (1991) 2'

  • Colloquium (1991) 12' for small orchestra

  • A Feastly Fugue (1988) 10'

  • Rondino (1973) 8'

  • March (1970) 5'

  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1970) 15'

  • Symphony for Southport (1968) 30'

  • Sinfonia da Variazioni  (1967) 21'

  • Athletics (1965) 14'

  • Movements (1962) 10' for brass, strings & perc

  • Dialogues (1960) 20' for fl, ob & string orchestra

  • Variations (1955) 14' for string orchestra


Orchestral (Chinese) 



  • Symphony The Journey (1984) 25'

  • Scroll Painting Suite (1983) 8'30"

  • Concerto for Cello and Chinese Orchestra (1981) 31'

 


Chamber



  • Fleeting Glances (1996) 10' for string quartet

  • Variations (1996) 10' for vn, vc & pf

  • Gambo (1995) 18'30" for 12 instruments & perc

  • Variants on an Original Theme (1991) 5' for fl, cl & pf

  • Nocturne and Aubade (1989) 8' for ob, cl, bass cl, vn, vc & pf

  • Festal Fanfare (1985) 1'15" for brass ensemble

  • Pied Piper (1984) 10' suite for wind band

  • Nocturne (1980) 8' for bass fl & pf

  • Arias with Recitatives (1980) 12' for vn & pf

  • Four Pieces (1978) 8' for 3 cl

  • Reflections on Themes of Schubert (1978) 8' for pf trio

  • Fantasy (1975) 8' for 2 vn & pf

  • Sonata (1975) 23' for fl (bass fl/picc) & pf

  • Dance (1973) 3' for fl

  • Circumambulation (1969) 5' for fl, ob & pf

  • Opuscule (1968) 9' for tp & pf

  • Four Skirmishes (1968) 8' for 3 recorders

  • Variations (1967) 10' for vn

  • Retrograde Steps (1967) 4' for double woodwind

  • Pieces for Eight (1967) 4' for 2 ob, hn, tp, 3 vn & pf

  • Diversions (1966) 8' for vn & pf

  • Andante Piangevole (1966) 6' for wind quintet & pf

  • Suite (1965) 10' for woodwind & brass; published by Novello

  • Andante and Allegro (1965) 4' for ob & pf

  • Sonata (1964) 10' for vc & pf

  • Comitato (1963) 6' for 3 recorders, vc & db

  • Sonata (1963) 10' for 8 hn

  • Sonatina (1962) 10' for bn & pf

  • Communications (1962) 10' for vn & wind instruments

  • Toccata with Fugue (1961) 8' for vc & pf

  • Clarinet Sonata (1961) 15'

  • Variations (1960) 13' for vc & pf

  • Sonata da Camera (1960) 10' for 2 vn & pf

  • Fugue above an Obstinate Bass (1960) 10' for winds, db & perc

  • Cantata sopra Basso Ostinato (1960) 5' for va, 2 vc & db

  • Rhapsody (1959) 8' for va d'amore & pf

  • String Quartet (1959) 25'

  • Fantasy (1958) 6' for string trio

  • Sonata (1958) 6' for string quartet

  • Wind Quintet (1956) 15'

  • Sonata (1955) 8' for fl

  • Violin Sonata (1954) 15'

  • Conversations (1954) 8' for 2 vc

  • Clarinet Sonata (1953) 15'

  • Horn Sonatina (1952) 6' published by Bayley & Feguson

 


Keyboard



  • Sonata for Piano Duet (1994) 13'

  • Four Simple Pieces (1988) 3' for pf

  • Recitative, Aria and Chorale (1988) 9' for organ

  • Three Verses (1988) 10' for pf

  • Counterpoint (1975) 4' for organ

  • Five Cats for Children (1972) 6' for pf; published by Hong Kong Composers' Guild, 1984

  • Two Pieces (1964) 4' for pf; published by Novello

  • Sonatina  (1954) 6' for 2 pf

  • Variations (1954) 8' for organ

 


Vocal/ Choral 



  • A Prayer (1996) 2' for SSAB

  • Etude for Choir and Organ (1991) 5'

  • Full of Love I-bound (1990) 10' song cycle for high voice & pf

  • Three Medieval Lyrics (1988) 6' for SATB

  • Three Pictures (1973) 8' for soprano, fl, bn, vn, vc & pf

  • A Song of Good Life  (1961) 20' cantata for tenor, baritone, SATB & small orchestra; published by Novello


Discography



  • Fantasy    Philips 6598979