【新歌試聽】大龍鳳 Dragon Phoenix - 香港中樂團中樂 HKCO Chinese Music

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【新歌試聽】大龍鳳 Dragon Phoenix - 香港中樂團中樂 HKCO Chinese Music

 

 

【燈棚龍鳳起祥氤,萬紫千紅天下春】

80盞年燈高掛,映照80位音樂家與兩獅薈萃,俯瞰著由編鐘、絳州大鼓及32種吹彈拉打樂器砌成的龍騰虎躑之勢。《大龍鳳》旋律以粵音朗讀不同賀年句的音調而譜寫成,當中隱含著不少賀年名曲,儼如張貼著一幅幅有聲有畫的音樂揮春。

導演:張傑邦
作曲、監製:伍敬彬

備註 1:編鐘乃青銅製禮器,鮮露於鏡頭前,興於周而盛於春秋戰國至秦漢,古時是皇帝祭天等儀式才奏的敲擊樂器。畫面中的編鐘全套26件52音,重約1.6噸,乃香港中樂團根據1978年湖北省出土的曾侯乙編鐘為藍本訂製的複製品。

備註 2:畫面中的建鼓為香港中樂團特別訂製的山西絳州大鼓,直徑 1.3米,深度1米,鼓皮、鼓身特別堅硬,聲音低實。

備註 3:畫面所有胡琴全用上香港中樂團研發的環保胡琴。

“Air of auspiciousness arises from lanterns of dragon and phoenix.  Thousand shades of purple and red announce the arrival of Spring to the world”.

80 Chinese New Year lanterns that cast light on 80 musicians and two dancing lions from high above create a stunningly dynamic scene of a soaring dragon with the lineup of bianzhong, Jiangzhou big drum, and 32 types of wind, plucked string, bowed string and percussion instruments.  The score of Dragon Phoenix is inspired by the phonemics of the Cantonese dialect in the new year greetings recited, and hidden in it are many famous songs on the Chinese New Year theme. The result is an audio-visual montage of auspicious new year wishes, just like the red couplets one finds everywhere during this festive season.
 
Director: Cheung Kit-bong
Composer and Producer: Ng King-pan

Note 1:  The bianzhong is a set of bronze chimes used as a ritual vessel, rarely captured by the camera.  It first grew popular in the Zhou Period, reached its zenith during the Spring and Autumn/Warring States period, and lasted until the Qin and Han periods (1046 BCE – 220 CE).  A percussion instrument used only for the worship of heaven by the emperor in ancient China, the bianzhong as seen in the video is a set of 26 pieces of 52 tones, with a weight of about 1.6 tons.  It is a replica of the Biangzhong of Marquis Yi of Zeng unearthed in 1978 in Hubei, made to the order of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.

Note 2: The jiangu (big drum) in the video is from Jiangzhou of Shanxi. 1.3 metres in diameter and 1 metre in depth, its extra sturdy shell and drumhead make a firm and deep bass, made to the order of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.

Note 3: All huqins used in the video are eco-huqins researched and developed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.