A Musical Celebration
This CD/DVD recording of the Department of Music's 30th anniversary celebration concert features performances by Mary Wu, James Cuddeford, Almond Yeung, Ryo Shimamoto, Carrie Carter, and the HKU Gamelan and HKU Percussion conducted by John Winzenburg. The concert features new works by Fung Dic-lun, Austin Yip, Daniel Lo, and Ryo Shimamoto, as well as piano works by Debussy and Messiaen.
A Festival of Art & Life: Bona Village Bali?
This film is an exploration of life and art in Bona Village through the eyes of a group of HKU students attending a gamelan workshop in January 2002. It introduces the Balinese musician, Alit I. Gusti Ngurah Adi Putra, who lives, performs, and teaches in Bona. The film comprises excerpts from a festival of music and art organized by Alit, and includes performances from two of the most celebrated gamelan ensembles in Bali–Pindar and Ubud–as well as dancers and performers of exceptional quality. The DVD consists of sixteen short videos on various aspects of Balinese life, music, and culture.
Francisco Guerrero, Requiem?
A reconstruction of the Requiem Mass and Burial Service for Francisco Guerrero, celebrated at Seville Cathedral in November 1599. The music is based on the composer's own Missa Pro Defunctis and Absolutio Super Tumulum (1582). This collaboration with Glossa Music is performed by the Orchestra of the Renaissance, directed by Richard Cheetham with Michael Noone as guest conductor.
Qin Music on Antique Instruments?
This recording was produced in conjunction with the exhibition "Gems of Ancient Chinese Zithers," held in 1998 at the University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong. Selected antique instruments from the exhibition were used in the recording. The performers, all students of Tsar Teh-yun, recorded twelve qin pieces for this album.