Pum Pum Fum Fum Christmas Eve (first part) for children choir, percussions and chamber orchestra, performed by members of Hong Kong Children Choir, Hong Kong Opera Society, Lung Heung-wing and Mark Lung (percussions) and City Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Collin Touchin. Christmas in the Park 2008 organized by Radio 4, RTHK.
1st part arranged by Li Cheong. 2nd part arranged by Alfred Wong.
Auld Lang Syne is perhaps the most well-known Scottish folksong. It is sung in almost every corner in the world in the New Year’s eve in nearly any languages. In this piano transcription, the song has been treated with a flavour of jazz. This piece was performed in Transcription Night II on 31 Dec 2005 as a wish for a happy New Year.
The Song of Guang-ling is originally a traditional piece written for guqin, the seven string zither. Guqin is often regarded as an instrument of the literati in the ancient China. While most guqin music are calm, gentle and meditative, the Song of Guangling is exceptionally vigorous and dramatic. The story of the piece was about the assassination of a noble during the Warrior State period of China. The score of the piece was published in Shen Qi Mi Pu (1425 A.D.) in the Ming dynasty, yet the earliest record of the piece can be dated back to the Han Dynasty (25-220A.D.)
This piano piece is a modern approach to the ancient theme. It is not a direct transcription, but a reconstruction of the theme with a tint of modern western harmony. While guqin is more capable to elaborate on a single line melody with various kinds of vibrato and sliding tone, piano is more capable for playing chords. Modern western harmonies influenced by Messiaen and Stravinsky are added to the original melody to display a greater variety of tone colour.
composed by Astor Piazzolla, arranged for piano four hands by Li Cheong in 2002
performed by Alfred Wong, Li Cheong, piano four hands
Revolucionario is a tango written by the Argentinean composer Piazzolla, Originally written for violin, guitar, bandoneon, piano and electric bass, it is transcribed for piano four hands in this version. In this piece, we can hear an amazing mixture of the passionate Latin American rhythm and the contrapuntal texture of Bach. This transcription is highly loyal to the original music, except with a few solo passages abridged. It is performed by Alfred Wong and Li Cheong in the Transcription Night I at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 9 March 2005 and later in the Transcription Night II at Shatin Town Hall on 31 Dec 2005.