Ho Wai-On 何蕙安 aka Ann-Kay Lin

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"Thank you for a few minutes of quiet reflection with beautiful scenes to enjoy."

Reverend Sue Wise

“感謝這音樂視頻給予的寧靜反思和美景欣賞。” — 蘇懷斯牧師

More comments after "Introduction". 介紹之後有更多評語


The music is a combination of five melodic ideas ‒ each centres on a certain pitch: E, G, A, D and B respectively, i.e., the guitar strings but not following their order (EBGDAE). The words indicate the moods, and each mode centred on a pitch has its own flavour. To me, E is philosophical; G, glow; A, warmth; D, liveliness and B is mysterious.

音樂靈感源自吉他的定弦和歌詞,由五個旋律組成,每個旋律各圍繞着一個定音:E、G、A、D、B。歌唱哲理,既光亮、溫暖、有活力 ,又有點神秘感。

I studied Western Classical music at the Royal Academy of Music. At the time, the ultimate was to learn Bach chorales (for harmony) and the sonata form (for compositional structure). Yet unbeknown to me, I was influenced by my childhood memory of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong, which is a collection of different tunes to express the sound and the drama of words, as demonstrated in this piece.


The video: I met Juliet Chenery-Robson at an international conference for Arts PhD students held at the Royal College of Art in London. Juliet's PhD is a photographic expression of ME sufferers ‒ she's deeply affected by her daughter's long years suffering of ME (see BIBAC my chapter PDF, and my PhD thesis PDF Chapter 2, 2.3.5).  I find her photos beautiful.  My practice-led creative autobiographical PhD is a combined arts creation for multi-venue performance as an artistic expression of my 3-time cancer survival. I thought, wouldn't it be great if she and I would collaborate in realizing at least part of my PhD which is still a prototype due to no funding.  


Juliet kindly allows me to modify her existing photos to combine with my music. The late American soprano Judith Nelson had performed this work with the guitarist William Waters but I am not aware of any recording.  However, I have an old recording performed by Peter Crowe and William Waters that I can use to make this music video.  As Juliet's photos were not taken for this purpose, and a photo is a fixed moment while music is in motion, I looked at the large quantity of Juliet's old photos for a long time to get inspiration.  I also thought hard on how to animate chosen images to move with the music and to express the words.

朱麗葉給了我很多她舊照片的複製,任我隨意修改來配合我的音樂。我用一個舊錄音來製作這個音樂視頻。我花了很多時間看朱麗葉的大量舊照片以獲取靈感及揀選,及思考如何隨著音樂動化一張又一 張靜止的相和表達歌詞。


" I’ve just listened to and watched your Wisdom and Love piece of music. It was very relaxing both musically and visually. The singer had a fantastic voice. Well done, you are very talented. I hope you are well and staying clear of the virus. Maybe your next composition should reflect the times we are all going through and show there’s light at the end of the tunnel. "

Stuart Fleming, Wickford Wildlife Society

HWO: "No problem to create such, except without a commission, even if I write the music for love, where's the money to pay for a professional recording of the music?"

"剛看了您的《智慧與愛》音樂视頻。音樂和形象都令我感到非常舒𣈱。歌手聲音美妙。幹得好,你很有才華。希望您一切都好,不受病毒感染。也許您下一個作品應該反映我們在新冠毒期的經歷,和隧道盡頭展現光明。" —史超域.弗來明,威克福德野生動植物學會


" It is a while since you sent the mail and recording but I had not forgotten it! I have just been waiting for the right time, feeling relaxed and not in a hurry, as well as having my laptop out. As I am now in a week's self-isolation, the time has been granted me and I have just been enjoying Wisdom and Love but after reading the notes, I think I will need to listen again! Lovely photos and you are so clever at making these videos! I loved the rippling water under the bough of leaves, and the guitar accompaniment, although (perhaps due to not very good sound on my laptop) the guitar has a different tone, sounding more like an oriental stringed instrument; it is a sharper, cleaner sound than a normal guitar, not as warm and "fuzzy" ! "  

Margaret Morley, RAM alumna and sister of David Morley

HWO: " I applied instructions of certain guitar playing techniques to achieve those effects. "


— 瑪嘉烈.摩利,皇家音樂學院校友,大偉的姊姊


" A really amazing collaboration... very compelling. The images, the melodic ideas and the vocals all worked so well to create a haunting whole. What a great piece — and Juliet's images are so well platformed by your arrangement. Great that your paths crossed. Peter Crowe's haunting tenor caught my dog's attention — and she came to sit under my desk as I was listening to it. "  

Vivien Finch, Suffolk and Essex coastal dweller, music amateur, teacher, memoir writer and London JP... charities: Canine Partners, Medical Detection Dogs (making huge strides in cancer detection) and Dogs Trust (biggest rescue and re-home charity in UK)



" Thank you for the link to Wisdom and Love. It was good to listen to and watch with some very lovely images, and very interesting to hear about the ME connection." — Paul Haines, peace activist and architect/designer

“謝謝《智慧與愛》的鏈接,很好聽和看到非常可愛的圖像,這個與慢性疲勞綜合症 (ME) 有關連令我很感興趣。”  保羅·海恩斯,和平主義者和建築師/設計師"

"I really enjoyed the piece they performed. The singer has a beautiful tenor voice, and congratulations for writing so well for the guitar! The images were very evocative."  — Philip Edwards, clarinetist

“我真的很喜歡他們的演奏,歌手是優美的男高音,恭喜您把吉他寫得如此出色!這些圖像令人回味無窮。”  單簧管演奏家菲臘·愛德華斯

Music Videos 音樂視频

Miscellaneous 1 其他之一

A Festive Puzzle – Can you get all 9 carols within one minute?



The following video was taken at Hyde Hall

– one of the four Royal Horticultural gardens

Another video that includes footages of Hyde Hall is SAKURA VARIATIONS

Essex page 2 also has images/mini videos of Hyde Hall.




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I mingled fragments from the following nine Christmas carols that I have sung – some more obvious but some more subtly hidden in the middle part – resulting in this synthesized Minute-Carol. Spot them all while enjoying Essex's Hyde Hall with occasional mini Christmas Trees!



1. Ding Dong Merrily on High 叮噹!來自天上的喜悅

2. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen 天賜喜樂

3. Silent Night and its alto part 平安夜

4. Joy to the World 普世歡騰

5. O Little Town of Bethlehem by L H Redner 小伯利恆

    – I include the opening lyrics as there is another carol with similar name

     O little town of Bethlehem

     How still we see thee lie

     Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

     The silent stars go by…

6. O Come All Ye Faithful 齊來崇拜

7. A Great and Mighty Wonder 救主降生

8. Hark the Herald Angels Sing 聽啊!天使高聲歌唱

9. Good Christian Men Rejoice 信徒歡唱


WISDOM & LOVE  the music video, info/stories and comments


WAVES the music video & info


MINUTE-CAROLS the music video, festive puzzle & answers



Peter Crowe tenor, William Waters guitar 彼得卡魯唱  水威廉古典結他  動化靓相

Images modified from Juliet Chenery-Robson photography  Score 樂譜