It's the new year already, so yup, JIAYOU! It'll soon be a new chapter in your lives, when SYF comes up. Put in all your best efforts during fenzus and dazus! There's still much space for improvements..
Dont be complacent because of the results that DHSCO has garnered in the past years. For this to continue, it is all up to you!
As you all know, there isnt much time left. Time's really precious! It's only a few months left to the BIG DAY. It's VERY important that all of you work hard together. SYF is a memorable experience. Personally, I feel that it's the process that's really important, cos that's when you learn the most. (: I dont want you all to, after the whole thing, have any regrets. Do your best!
So, jiayou! I believe in all of you, as do all your other seniors. Do your best, and never give up! Dont disappoint all of us okay!
PS: (Repeat from guanyue blog :D) I have the song 东海渔歌 played by our seniors (xiaoyous) from this CD called 长城随想. feel free to borrow from me if you want!
PPS: The link is only available for download 7 days from 22/12/08, or after 100 downloads. SO DOWNLOAD IT QUICK! ;D
PPPS: I uploaded 骏马 to Youtube too! Do go take a look okay!
Happy New Year! ;D
dhsco played at Wednesday, 31 December 2008; 23:46
This blog is dead. ):
Due to popular demand, I shall talk about EZCO!
THE KIDS ARE VERY CUTE!
Yar! There's this very cute liuqin boy from ngeeann pri (PS: I'm not a paedophile!) :
Cute right! Pls agree hoho. (:
And here's a pic of the dazu LOL:
It's rather blurred lols. Can see 郑老师 lifting his hand, conducting!
Haha. Now, lets advertise for this concert (again)..
弦筝和韵 笙管齐鸣 / Sounds of War! It's a very nice concert, with many nice songs to be performed. Please go! (:
DATE 02 Dec 2007 Sun, 5PM
VENUE Victoria Concert Hall
TICKET PRICE (Exclude Booking Fee) Standard - S$15, S$12.
Please add to above price $1 Booking Fee for tickets $20 and below. Charges include GST where applicable.
SYNOPSIS The NAFA City Chinese Orchestra presents its popular classics series with invited guests from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.The orchestra will perform well-loved orchestral pieces on the theme of war. For instance, Fantasia “Terra-cotta Warriors” and “Qin Wang’s Victorious Campaign”. In addition, the guests will perform a repertoire of solo instrumental pieces on the erhu and sheng, while budding talented Chinese orchestra enthusiasts will perform technically challenging pieces such as the “Capriccio of Liangshan”.
MERRYBE-EARLIED X'MAS! :D santa claus is coming~ to town! (victoria concert hall!)
dhsco played at Sunday, 11 November 2007; 21:49
Please do give them your support! ;) it'd be fun it'd be fun, you guys can go together in groups and take it as an opportunity to meet up during the long holidays.
Sounds of War
The NAFA City Chinese Orchestra presents its popular classics series presented both by the Orchestra and invited examiners from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The Orchestra would present the best-loved orchestral pieces on the theme of war such as Fantasia “Terra-cotta Warriors”. The examiners would also perform a repertoire of solo instrumental pieces, such as those of the erhu and sheng, at the concert. In addition, outstanding music students taking the examinations jointly organized by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Shangyin Music School would present several pieces.
Date : 2 Dec 2007 (Sunday) Time : 5pm Venue : Victoria Concert Hall (VCH) Ticket Prices : $12, $15 (exc SISTIC charge) Tickets : SISTIC (63485555)
Capriccio of Liangshan (Suona Concerto) Composed by Zhang Xiaofeng Suona soloist: Ho Jun Jie, Kelvin
During the reign of Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty, power was abused in the hands of court eunuchs, leading to widespread poverty and suffering among the civilians. Eventually, a group of commoners decided to rebel against the officials and gathered at Liangshan Mountain to carry out guerilla warfare.
Waters at the foot of Liangshan paint a picturesque scenery. The heroes, mostly peasants, come together to train their martial skills; they also indulge in drinking with much fervor. With the sounding of the war drums and horns, the battle begins; when the heroes emerge triumphant, they celebrate with joy.
Generations have passed, and the circumstances at Liangshan have changed tremendously. However, the valiant spirit of the heroes continues to live on. As visitors ascend the mountain year after year, they would never fail to pay their respects to these eternal heroes.
The piece is divided into three sections: 1. The Long March: Adagio, brimming with emotion 2. Preparation for Battle: Dainty Allegretto, Allegro 3. The Valiant Spirit Lives On: Melancholy Lento, Largo
King Qin’s Victorious Campaign (Orchestral) Traditional Composed by Gu Guanren
The “Victorious Campaign” was a military song towards end of the Sui Dynasty (581 A.D. to 618 A.D.). In 620 A.D., the military and the people rewrote the lyrics of the song to praise the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty, Li Shimin, for his success in defeating the rebellious generals. The song was sung during the celebration of ceremonies and became the initial version of the “Victorious Campaign”. In 633 A.D., the piece was rearranged into a piece of dance music under the direction of Li Shimin. The dance music is powerful and evocative and became well-known in India and Japan.
Fantasia “Terra-cotta Warriors” (Orchestral) Composed by Peng Xiuwen
The excavation of the clay figures of warriors and horses from the imperial tomb of the Qin Dynasty has caused worldwide excitement. The unification of China accomplished by the First Emperor was a widely-recognised historical and military achievement. However, the regime lasted only for 15 years because the people could not stand the Emperor’s despotic and oppressive rule. Instead of focusing on the excavated clay figures, the piece focuses on the soldiers’ lengthy service during the Qin Dynasty. It depicts the misery of the soldiers who hardly got the chance to be home with their families. It also demonstrates the yearning of their families, which waited anxiously for their return. Hence, the work is structured like a fantasy, as indicated in its title. The piece is divided into three sections:
1. The Army Lines Up The initial pianissimo of the piece depicts a scene at dawn, with faint trumpeting and distant sounds of marching. Then, the theme of the marching troops is introduced. The second theme conveys the soldiers’ feelings in low spirits. Later, a passage of fanfare portrays the majestic appearance of the Emperor’s carriage and his marching army. The last scene depicted is encampment after a din of drums and gongs.
2. The Soldiers’ Yearnings for Their Wives In the calm of the night, there is the occasional sound of the patrol’s clapper. In the quietness, one can hear a faint song of mourning by a soldier in tears. Others join in to sing in unison in response to his nostalgic feelings. Gradually, the soldiers fall asleep. The patrol’s clapper also demonstrated the washing of clothes by the soldiers’ wives. The guzheng then enters with a moving melody which brings out a dream. The dream, depicting the confiding between the soldiers and their loved ones, was then broken by the sounds of the gong.
3. Troops Marching through the Snow under the Emperor’s Flag The theme from the first section reappears to describe a different scene, albeit a different mood. The Emperor’s marching troops are now accompanied by the wintry gale, dark clouds and the falling snowflakes. The mood of the music becomes solemn as the marching theme becomes a passage of grim trumpeting. The whole piece eventually concludes in a stirring atmosphere.
dhsco played at Friday, 2 November 2007; 16:01
ALL THE BEST FOR END-OF-YEARS! :DD and if you just wanted to listen to some co music,
click on 音像资料中心 at the top of the screen, above the main banner. when a pop up appears, click on the second option (按乐曲浏览) below 民族乐团 on the left hand side of the window. and entire list of co songs would appear and just click on 播放 to listen to them! ;)
includes many songs we've performed/ are performing, and songs perhaps you've already listened to.
once again, all the best for the examinations! :)
edit: if you're lost, try tracks: 3,6,7,13,15,73,79,97,106,115,117,148,151,152,164,174,176,179,187,193,199,222,246
dhsco played at Monday, 1 October 2007; 13:49
butterfly lovers by hkco, enjoy! :D
dhsco played at Wednesday, 26 September 2007; 20:13
TAG LAH!! haiyoh.. the tag so far only the lol family.. haha.
tag arh and give your honest comments on the video/etcetc/anything. yup.
OH AND JOIN SUONA :D!
and if anybody wants the audio version of yaozu and junma, pls approach me. i can send you via email or phone if you want. (dont worry i dont eat humans). so come find me if you want the songs! (: then you can go listen every morning on the bus to school, on the way home etcetc.. listen and learn from them (: hehe.
okay jiayou people! RMBR TO LIAN YOUR QIN! (:
-your ftz/ yilin :D
dhsco played at Saturday, 25 August 2007; 21:17
Please view the following videos which i have uploaded, and give comments on it. The following videos are from the dhsco annual concert in 2003, by DHSCO then. Please watch and learn. (:
[PS: Wait for it to load first. Better results (; ]
I hope that you'll be able to learn from the alumni, and improve yourselves muscially and technically. Please work on your weak parts and LOOK AT THE CONDUCTOR, not your scores only when you play. Play as an orchestra, not individually. AND dont forget your yinzhun and jiezou as well.
OH YES. And rmb what Mr Tay talked about during dazu and work on it during your fenzus/practices.
Hope to see more improvements in your following dazus. (:
-your ftz/ yilin :D
dhsco played at Sunday, 19 August 2007; 17:12
the blog is back up again! YAY. (:
here are some pics! :D
okay, the room was small and so could only mian2 qiang3 take the people in the middle. sorry to those who are cut off/not in the pic! (:
yay the pic with GLS (:
okay if you all want the pics pls click and save. haha. (:
anw, pls post! get the pw and user from your sls etc and post. TAG AS WELL! (:
your beloved FTZ :P
dhsco played at Wednesday, 18 July 2007; 23:02
okay. first official post on the new dhsco blog (: in this very first post i shall describe the plans and future for our very first dhsco combined blog. (okay actually we had one before but it sort of disappeared..). ok so yup what you see now is just the main outline of whats installed for our beloved blog. Firstly i would like to state that ANYONE in dhsco be it from year 1 to year 100 or even 郑老师 is invited to blog here. so yup HURRY and get ur password and user id from your zu zhangs. ok so you guys might be wondering why the hell are we having a blog. ok this blog's main motive is to create a vibrant online community made of dhsco-ian. haha. it also provide a mean for seniors that have graduated to keep up with the latest in dhsco. ok so now i shall go into detail on what each section is meant for (:
THE blog -mainly for updates, announcement or public confessions. -anything that your like to express your views about (eg hows our music standard now, etc). note that everyone can blog and leaving your name is optional. -provide a channel to quickly spread rumours around CO.
ps. of course this blog would be monitored closely. (so no naughty posts)
Calender -show the coming activities for the following months to come. -may include dates for outings and stuff. -help to keep seniors updated about the practice dates so they can come down to help.
Photos -THIS IS THE PART THAT NEEDS YOUR HELP THE MOST!! -contribute pictures of your latest section outings or just plain pictures of you guys practising during dazu or fenzu. -provide a place where you can look for the latest pictures of your crush in co.
note: if you are interested to contribute any pictures please burn it on a cd and contact ur respective zuzhang about it. we need your help (:
Tagboard -ok im sure you guys know how to use this (stares at xyz and tby tagboard) (:
ok the following are still not implemented yet. but its on the way (:
MUSIC LIBRARY -we will try to upload some of our recordings. -we'll upload videos of the past too. -and if possible we would like to upload scores in the digital format too. (of course this will be password protected)
FORUM -haha for you people to start discussion topics or just a channel for your plain rubbish.
i hope you guys will appreciate the work put in to putting this up (haha thanks the designers). THEREFORE don't let this blog die. visit it often. set it as your homepage. go get the pw and user. and contribute pictures or video or anything (:
dhsco played at Wednesday, 2 May 2007; 19:19
lalala. first post.
dhsco played at Monday, 30 April 2007; 21:48
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