Ho Wai-On 何蕙安 aka Ann-Kay Lin

Music for current project “Song & Dance of a Survivor

(originally called Song & Dance of a 3-Time Cancer Survivor) see “Creative PhD” page, Thesis in PDF format, Chapter 5.


SELECTED WORK LIST

Solos, duos, chamber, ensemble, choral, orchestral, electro-acoustics, music theatre, music for dance & the stage, combined arts, contemporary Noh etc.


SOLOS


Clarinet:

CELEBRATIONS version 3 (2003 for Philip Edwards)


IMPRESSION OF AN OPERA - Farewell my Beloved

(1982 Ian Mitchell-Arts Council commission)

Score available

More info see Music is Happiness CD book pp. 31-37


Guitar:

DISTANCE – in memory of Max Pirani 1976 version

Max Pirani was my piano professor at the Royal Academy of Music. The premiere was given by William Waters at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Score and recording available


MELODY (1979, Gerald Garcia - Arts Council commission)


STUDY ON 3rds (1976 for William Waters)


TREMOLO (1979 Gerald Garcia - Arts Council commission)


Oboe:

DANCE OF KAMTIN 1999 version (for London Festival of Wind Music)


JOURNEY 1998 version (for London Festival of Wind Music)


Piano:

APOLLO DANCING (1975 International Dance Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers)

Score available in Creative PhD in PDF format pp.323-324, i.e. thesis pp.307-308


BULLDOZERS, OLD HOUSE & OLD BANYAN 1990 version


DANCE OF KAMTIN 1990 version


DISTANCE – in memory of Max Pirani 1977 version

Score available


FOR POLLY piano solo, or piano with any instrument (1989 for Polly Hope)

Score available.

See Polly Hope's painting in exchange for this piece of music  看英國藝術家何宝莉為我畫像交換我為她作這首曲


PYGMALION & GALATEA

1983 version for Vivian Choi 蔡慧雯 (score and recording available)

1988 version for Patsy Toh 卓一龍

1989 version for Selma Epstein


MANY HAPPY RETURNS (for Sue Chiu)

Score available in Creative PhD in PDF format pp.411-412, i.e. thesis pp.395-396


THE WAVES 1975 version

Score available

Video available


Pipa:

SPRING-RIVER-FLOWER-MOON-NIGHT 1978 version (transcribed from listening to Lu Tsang Yuen's 呂震原 performance.)


DUOS:


IMPRESSION OF AN OPERA - Farewell my Beloved

for clarinet with narration/percussion (or clarinetist also narrates/taps)

Score & recording available

More info see Music is Happiness CD book pp.31-37


5, 7, 12 for violin & piano (1973)


FOUR SONGS IN CHINESE

Soprano & cor anglais (1974 for Katherine Harris)

Soprano & flute (1979 for Nancy Zi)

Soprano & clarinet (2000 for Nancy Yuen 阮妙芬 & Philip Edwards)

Videos available

More info see Music is Happiness CD book pp.16-21


PENTATONIC STUDY for two pianos (1987 for Helen and Eleanor Wong)


PERMUTATION 1996 version for tenor trombone & piano


SAKURA VARIATIONS (Cherry Blossom) for cello & two-manual harpsichord (1974 Yuriko Ota commission)

1999 version for baroque cello & harpsichord for Mark Argent & Helena Brown

2000 version for Neil Heyde & Helena Brown

Score & recording available

Video available

More info see Music is Happiness CD book pp.13-15


SHADOW'S FAREWELL 1976 version for soprano & piano


SONG CYCLE ON POEMS BY MACNIECE for soprano & guitar (1978 Helen Walker & William Waters - South East Arts commission)

1979 version for soprano & piano (for Nancy Zi 徐美芬)


SPRING RIVER IN FLOWERY MOONLIGHT for harp & pipa (1977 Feng Te-Ming 馮德明 commission)


TAI CHI for flute & guitar (1977 for Lucy Cartledge & Nicholas Hooper - Edinburgh

Fringe Festival)

Recording and more info in Music is Happiness CD book pp. 24-26


3.10 A.M. for viola & guitar (1977 for Norbert Blume & William Waters)


FOR YOU (also called TO YOU)

1977 version for soprano & piano

1986 version for flute & piano (for Nancy Ruffer)

2000 version for voice soprano & piano (for Lisa Nolan)

Recording and more info in Music is Happiness CD book pp. 27-29


WISDOM for tenor or soprano & guitar (1974)


TRIOS:


SPRING-RIVER-FLOWER-MOON-NIGHT 1992 transcription for flute/Chinese flute, erhu & pipa (for Inter Artes)


TRIO AFTER SPRING-RIVER-FLOWER-MOON-NIGHT 1979 for flute, guitar & harp

(dedicated to Kitty P. W. Kwan)


QUARTETS:


IMPRESSION OF A CHINESE OPERA

1983 version for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn (for the Pneuma Quartet)

2000 version for flute, oboe, horn, bassoon & optional narration (for London New Wind Festival)


INTERVALS string quartet (1977)


PERMUTATION 1998 version for oboe, clarinet, horn & piano (for London Festival of Wind Music)

Recording and more info in Music is Happiness CD book pp. 22-23

Score and recording available


THE WAVES 1974 version for saxophone quartet

Score available


QUINTET:


INTERWIND 1998 version for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon (for London Festival of Wind Music)


SEXTET:


BULLDOZERS, OLD HOUSE & OLD BANYAN 2001 version for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn & piano (for London Festival of Wind Music)

Recording and more info in Music is Happiness CD book pp. 38-41

Score and recording available


ENSEMBLE & CHORAL:


FABLE OF THE PHOENIX for mezzo soprano, piccolo/flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass

clarinet/alto saxophone, piano, theorbo & viola da gamba (1994 Au Kam-Sheung/ Diagnostic Cytogenetics Inc. commission for Inter Artes)


GERMINATION for 2 sopranos, 2 tenors, piccolo/flute/alto flute/Chinese

flute, clarinet/bass clarinet/alto saxophone, erhu, pipa, cello, harp & percussion

(1992 Arts Council Commission)


LET'S SING A TREE NAMED TANG 1990 version for flexible number of singers and instruments (for Inter Artes)


MAGIC BANYAN TREE

2000 Version for soprano & child singers/chorus, piccolo/flute/alto flute/Chinese flute, bassoon, marimba, xylophone/vibraphone & 2 timpani/small percussion (for CD Music is Happiness)

2002 version for soprano & child singers/chorus, piccolo/flute/alto flute/Chinese flute, clarinet, bassoon, marimba, xylophone/vibraphone & 2 timpani/small percussion (for the London Chinese New Year Celebrations in Trafalgar Square)

Video available

Recording and more info in Music is Happiness CD book pp. 42-46


NARCISSUS AND TURANDOT for soprano, mezzo soprano, piccolo/flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, theorbo & viola da gamba (1994 for Inter Artes)


SAPA for flute, cello, sitar, tabla & keyboard synthesizer or harpsichord (1989 Shiva Nova - Greater London Arts commission)


SONG OF BUDDHA for unaccompanied choir SATB (1975)

Score available in Creative PhD in PDF format pp.311-315, i.e. thesis pp.295-299


ORCHESTRAL (INCL. WITH SOLOIST):


CELEBRATIONS - concertino for clarinet & big band (for 2003 London Chinese New Year Celebrations in Trafalgar Square - Philip Edwards (clarinet) and Haringey Big Band)


FANTASY for viola & symphony orchestra (1974)


FESTIVAL OVERTURE for symphony orchestra (1979)


INTERWIND 1990 version for flute 1 & 2, clarinet 1 & 2, oboe, cor anglais, horn 1 &

2, bassoon & contra-bassoon (for New Wind Orchestra)


CROWN PRINCE SUDANA for symphony orchestra with tabla (1997)


SHADOW.S FAREWELL 1975 version for soprano & string orchestra


SONGS OF THE TRAVELLER on poems by Dr David Brailsford Tong for 2 solo singers (high & medium high) & symphony orchestra (1997)


TZE RONDO for Chinese orchestra (1978 Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra - Hong Kong Urban Council commission)


ELECTRO-ACOUSTICS & INSTRUMENTAL, VOCAL WITH TAPE:


THE ANXIOUS ELEMENTS tape (1978)


BULLDOZERS, OLD HOUSE & OLD BANYAN 1991 version for tape & 1-3 instruments (for Inter Artes)


DANCE OF KAMTIN 1991 version for tape & 1-3 instruments (for Inter Artes)


DANCE PIECE tape (1975 for Joseph Scoglio)


HARMONIC SERIES for piccolo/flute/alto flute/bass flute & tape (1988 Nancy Ruffer - North East Arts commission)


METAMORPHOSIS tape (1979 sponsored by the Hong Kong Urban Council)


SPECTRUM for 2 sopranos, flute, violin, guitar, harp, percussion, 2 pianos, tape & digital delay (1979 sponsored by the Hong Kong Urban Council)


TANG CONCERTINO for guitar & tape (1981 Gerald Garcia commission)


21-PART COMPOSITION tape (1983)


MUSIC THEATRE, MUSIC FOR DANCE & THE STAGE:


Music Theatre:


THE STORY SO FAR

1990 version for soprano, baritone, flute, guitar & percussion (Innererklang - Greater London Arts commission)

1991 version for soprano, baritone, piccolo/flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet/alto saxophone, cello & harp (for Inter Artes & dedicated to Michael Wright)


Music-Dance-Theatre:


A TREE NAMED TANG

1990 English version for 3 actor-singer-dancers, 4 dancers & 3 instrumentalists (for Inter-Artes)

1991 Cantonese version for 5 actor-singer-dancers, 3 instrumentalists & tape (for Hong Kong Urban Council)

1991 English version for 6 actor-singer-dancers, 3 instrumentalists & tape (for Hong Kong Urban Council)


WISEMAN, FOOL & SLAVE

1990 version for soprano, baritone, actor/dancer, 2 dancers, flute/alto flute, oboe/cor anglais, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, harp, percussion & tape (for Inter Artes)

1991 version for soprano, baritone, actor/dancer, 6 dancers, 2 flutes/alto flutes, 2 oboes/cor anglais, guitar, harp, viola, cello, double bass, percussion & tape (for Hong Kong Urban Council)

1993 version for mezzo-soprano, baritone, actor/dancer, 2 dancers, piccolo/flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, harp, percussion & tape (for Inter Artes & dedicated to Kenneth Bledin)


Combined-Arts:


THE LIVING TRADITION

1989 version for soprano, a troupe of dancers, 3 instrumentalists & multi-slide projection (for Inter Artes)

1991 Version for a troupe of dancers, singer, 2 instrumentalists, tape & multi-slide projection (for Hong Kong Urban Council)


METAMORPHOSIS for computer-electronic music, moving scenery & lighting, multi-slide projection, 2 dancers, 3 musical stage auxiliaries, 2 instrumentalists & costume (1979 for Hong Kong Urban Council)


Music for Dance:


QUARRY for clarinet, viola & percussion (1976 for William Louther and the Dance & Theatre Corporation)


Music for Contemporary Noh:

The scores of the first two have been included in Contemporary Theatre Review (Vol 1 Part 2 Harwood Academic Publishers 1994)


JOURNEY (1988 Akemi Horie Webber - Workshop 5 commission)


SATOBA KOMACHI (1988 Akemi Horie Webber - Workshop 5 commission)


Double-bill IZUTSU & THE DREAMING OF THE BONES (1997 Akemi Horie Webber - Workshop 5 commission)



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