Summer Day 《夏日》

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Composer: 陳永華 CHAN Wing-wah
Work Title: Summer Day (for oboe, viola and cello)
Subtitle: 《夏日》
Instrumentation: oboe, viola and cello
Year Composed: 2000

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Summer Day for oboe, viola & cello is dedicated to a very talented young friend Ray Cheung who had produced over one hundred interesting paintings from the age of five to thirteen when a brain cancer stopped him from further activity. Ray had shown remarkable tolerance and optimism during his two years’ of numerour operations and different kinds of chemotherapy and radio surgery. He always brought hope to those around him. Summer Day is his most favorite painting that he painted at the age of eleven. Ray did not live to see the summer of year 2000, he passed away that spring at the age of fourteen. Make-a-wish Foundation published a selected collection of Ray’s paintings a week before he left. In the preface, Ray gave his final remark: “I wish that you will all continue to live happily and courageously!”

Ray is the most courageous person this composer has ever met!

雙簧管、中提琴及大提琴三重奏《夏日》是寫給以為很有天份的年青朋友張暐頌,他從五歲到十三歲間,畫了近一百幅畫,直至他患上腦癌,才停止創作。與疾病抗爭期間,暐頌以無比的忍耐及樂觀去渡過兩年內三次手術,無數次的電療及化療,並時常帶來希望給四周的親友。《夏日》是暐頌最心愛的畫,在他十一歲時所繪。暐頌在他十四歲時去世,無緣見到公元二千年的夏天。在暐頌過世前一星期,「願望成真」基金會出版了他的畫冊選集。在前言內,暐頌說:「我捨不得你們,盼望你們活得開心、堅強!」

暐頌是作曲家所遇過最勇敢的人!

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