A – The Half Moon
(time: ca. 5:50 without the prelude by string orchestra; ca. 9:00 with the prelude by string orchestra) mixed choir with piano or with piano and string orchestra composed in 1995 by
This was originally composed for a single voice in 1994. The lyrics were written by Robin Wang, a legendary Chinese folk musician. He wrote this lyric as a gift to the composer after performing and visiting with the composer for three months in Chicago. Since its first performance, this song has been arranged into many versions for all kinds of voices and instruments. It is enjoyed widely by singers, players and audiences. Lyrics are available in both Chinese and English.
“The half moon rose o’er the eastern slope, the waxing half-moon is you, the waning half-moon is me.
Your growing crescent, sails across the starry night; my waning crescent, is like a cloud in vagrant flight.”
B – In that Distant Realm (time: ca. 3:40) mixed choir with piano and string orchestra, composed in 1994 by
This was one of the most popular folk love songs collected by Robin Wang. When he visited Chicago to attend 1994 East Meets West Music Arts concert, Fengshi arranged this song for a mixed choir with soprano or tenor solo. A version for soprano and tenor duo is also available. Lyrics are in Chinese, but English will be available upon request.
C – Rising Winds and Geese in Flight (time: 6:50) mixed choir with piano, electronic keyboard (optional), bamboo flute and timpani, composed in 1993 by
This is a very unusual instrumentation. Yet, the main part of this song is based on a cappella style. It is truly an exciting and challenging piece. Lyrics were written by Cheyo Wang. Chinese and English version are available.
Fengshi Yang and Cheyo Wang.
"From the north a pair of geese swept down; From the south a pair of geese swept down. Raising waves where they touched, rippling smiles sparkling in the night; Raising waves where they touches, tenderly bathed in silver light."
D – No Regret for Seeking (time: ca. 4:30) with piano or with piano and string orchestra, music and lyrics composed in 1994 by
This pleasant song is also warmly welcomed by both singers and audiences. Lyrics are in Chinese, but English will be available upon request.
Fengshi Yang and Cheyo Wang.
“No one has yet reached the goal, neither has anyone found the origin; perhaps the time is not yet ripe, and the stream has not yet burst into the ocean”
E – My World here’s to You (time: ca. 6:30) with piano or with piano and string orchestra, music and lyrics composed in 1993 by
This song can be sung with a vocal duo or a mixed choir with or without vocal duo. It is a very lyrical piece, which is deeply loved by both singers and audiences. Chinese and English versions are available.
“Long nights vanish when I wake to the dawn, feeling heave’n and earth embraced by the moon; without love’s a wakening, life can not be, my world here is to you”.