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