Fly and Fade《飛・謝》(5-­part a cappella female chorus, S.S.A.A.A.)


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Composer: 陳浩貽 CHAN Ho-yi David
Work Title: Fly and Fade《飛・謝》
From the choral suite, Grieving Burial of Flowers
Text / Lyrics: 曹雪芹、李賀、陳浩貽、石延年 from Chinese Poetry adapted by David Ho-yi CHAN
Year Composed: 2015
Premiere Country:  Hong Kong
Duration:  circa 4′

Programme Notes

Grieving Burial of Flowers

In the course of life, many things would just come and go like rain, hitting the ground and that is it. This kind of helplessness and botheration, many times, could only be contained in the innermost of hearts. Consumed and languished in loneliness, only leads to the grieving burial of flower. With reference to the poem, the Song of the Burial of Flowers by Dai-yu Lin in the Dream of Red Chamber, lamenting the exact emotions, Fly and Fade from the choral suite, “Grieving Burial of Flowers” breathes out the air of hopelessness and sings every regret of life. The composer wrote this piece with the dedication of his best friend. His unconditional support through times of difficulties makes the composer, in life full of regrets, still find sparks of true comfort.

The piece is commissioned by Yat Po Singers for the International A Cappella Composition Festival and it was premièred by Yat Po Singers on 18th July, 2015, at Y-Studio, Youth Square in Hong Kong.

Part 3: Fly and Fade

Flowers fade and fly, and flying fills the sky,
Their bloom departs, their perfume gone, yet who stands pitying by?
If heaven too had passions even heaven would grow old,
Man will be at ease with none to ponder.

But so long as life goes on and on,
Remaining is choices of none.
If heaven too had passions even heaven would grow old,
The moon will always be round without hatred.

葬花 · 遺憾



人生之三 《飛・謝》