Orchestra, Chinese Orchestra and Symphonic Band: Recordings

These are video recordings of some of our school’s music ensembles.

1. Chinese Orchestra: In that Faraway Place

The following video is a performance of the song In that Faraway Place by the SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School Chinese Orchestra. The work features a lot of solos, so it can serve as a good introdction to the musical instruments traditionally used in a Chinese Orchestra. If you view the video using YouTube’s caption function (click the CC icon on the bottom), subtitles will appear describing the featured instruments and some of the playing techniques used.

Conductor: Yim Kin-man 嚴健民
Composer: Wang Luo-bin (王洛宾)
Orchestral Arrangment: by Gu Guan-ren (顧冠仁)

The video was taken during a rehearsal before the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival Competition (the orchestra put on an even better performance that day, winning the competition). Two students (Teresa Ng and Maggie Lai) helped me take the footage. If you are curious about the musical instruments, you can check out this page identifying what instruments are used in the song: longzijun.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/the-chinese-orchestra-a-video-introduction-to-chinese-musical-instruments/

2. Symphonic Band: El Camino Real & Orchestra: Night on Bald Mountain 

Performances of Alfred Reed’s El Camino Real and Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain by the SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School Symphonic Band and Orchestra, respectively. The performances took place during the school’s Open Day on 19 November 2010.

This is part of a series of videos created to help the school celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Florence Ha, Natalie Liu, Joanne Tse and Albert Tsang helped me shoot the video, while I recorded the audio. The conductor is Mr Chiu Kai-keung. Our music department head, Ms Lee Siu-mei, is also instrumental in helping the band and orchestra prepare for competitions and performances.

~ by longzijun


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