CHAN Ka Nin
 


 

List of Works by CHAN Ka Nin

Opera

Ice Time (2004) 
soprano, mezzo soprano, cl., perc., pno., vln., & vlc.

15 min.

Iron Road (2001) 
4 soloists, (5 minor characters) SATB choir and orchestra
2222/4221/hp, kybd., 2 perc. erhu, guzheng, yangqin/strings

130 min.

The Weaving Maiden (2006) 
SATB, mixed choir, narrator, dizi, pipa, yangqin, guzheng, percussion,
erhu, & gehu

70 min.

 

Orchestra

A Fantastic Journey (1992) 
2222/4231/timp. 2 perc. hp. pno./str.

22 min.

East Meets West (2012)
2222/4231/ timp 2 perc. Hp., strings

12 min.

Ecstasy (1987) 
2222/2200/2 perc. pno/str.

15 min.

Four Seasons Suite for Orchestra, The (1994) 
2222/2000/1 perc./strings

12 min.

Flower Drum Song (1984) 
2222/2000/1 per./str.

6 min.

Gate of Harmonious Interest
222/4231/ Timp. 3 Perc./str.

8 min.

Goddess of Mercy (1976) 
2222/4231/perc. 2/str.

5 min.

Harmonious Interest (2013)
2222/4230/ Timp. 2 Perc., Hp. /str./ singer, actor, dancer optional Hulusi player

50 min.

The Land Beautiful (1988) 
String Orchestra

16 min.

Maniac Chase Music (2010)
2222/4231/3 perc. hp./strings

8 min.

Memento Mori (1998) 
3333/4231/3-6 perc. hp./strings

20 min.

Memento Mori (1998) 
2222/2211/3 perc.Hp./strings

20 min.

Poetry On Ice (1995) 
String Orchestra

18 min.

Railway Suite (1998) 
1(1)1(1)22/4231/Timp.3 perc.Erhu, Guzheng, Yanqin
mixed chorus/strings

15 min.

Reflection (1984) 
String Orchestra

5 min.

Revelation (1984) 
2222/2210/2 perc./str.

20 min.

Strings Together (2012)
String orchestra

12 min.

Salt and Vinegar (2012)
String orchestr

12 min.

Temptation (2012)
Electric guitar & piano

5 min.

Treasured Pasture Leisure Pleasure (1989) 
1111/1000/0/str.

15 min.

 

Soloist(s) with Orchestra

Daughter of Master Chin (1975) 
(Text: ancient Chinese poems, trans. S. Obata)
Sop. solo; 3222/4231/4 perc. hp. pno./str.

20 min.

Gibora (1997), a concerto for viola & orchestra 
2222/2200/3 pno/vla solo/strings

20 min.

Concert Music for Four Horns (1980) 
4 Horns, Strings & Percussion (2 or 3)

16 min.

Lullaby (1993)
soprano, erhu, strings 

5 min.

Pearl of Asia (1997) Co-Composer: Alice Ho 
1100/1000/1 pno/erhu/sop. solo/mixed chorus/strings

30 min.

Refuge (1998) 
Flute, Eng. Hn. & String Orch.

18 min.

Rise (1994) 
Pno. solo; 1111/1000/1 perc./str.

8 min.

Railway Suite (1998) 
SATB Choir & Orch.

15 min.

Soulmate (2001) 
version for solo cello and string orchestra.

6 min.

Three Folksongs (1998) arrangement 
Erhu, Guzheng, Yanqin & Orch.2222/ 2 perc./strings

15 min.

 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Ecstasy for Band (1988)

15 min.

Foung (1978), for wind ensemble 

10 min.

Memento Mori (1998-2003) for wind ensemble

20 min.

Rise (1997), for concert band 

7 min.

 

Chamber Music

A New Dawn (2012)
Fl., Ob., Cl., Bs., Hn., Tpt., 2 Vln., Vla., Vla., & DB

8 min.

A Tribute to Charles Chan
Guitar solo

4.5 min.

Ambiance (1999) 
Solo Cl.

13 min.

Among Friends (1989) 
Cl., Vlc. & pno.

15 min.

and the masks evoke...(2000) 
vln., vlc., & pno

18 min.

Asia Pacific Fanfare (1997) 
Brass Quintet

1.5 min.

Ave Maris Stella (2002) 
Harp, 2 vlns., vla., & vlc.

6 min.

BA(N)FF (2003) 
Solo Horn (& pno)

3 min.

BA(N)FF Fanfare (2003) 
Trpt., hn., & 2 trb.

3 min.

Belonging (2000) 
version for accordion & string quartet

13 min.

Celebration of Life & Death (2008) 
Sheng, 2 vlns., vla., & vlc.

10 min.

Charmer, The (1994) 
Oboe d'amore solo; fl. (alto fl.) Bass cl., 2 perc., vln., vla. vlc.

13 min.

Charmer, The (1994) 
Viola solo; 2 perc.

13 min.

Consequential Web of Life, The (2010) 
Fl./Picc., Cl/Bass Cl., 4 trbns., 1 perc., Elect. Gtr./Parlour (a custom-made instrument, 2 vlns., vla., & vlc.

20 min.

Cool Mountain Water (2000) 
for violin & piano

7 min.

Cool Mountain Water (2000, 2009)
for piano

7 min.

Cosmopolitan Suite (1988) 
Pno & perc. (1)

15 min.

Crystal Blue Persuasion (1996) 
4 bsns.

17 min.

Culinary Delights (2013)
Percussion solo, Elect Guitar, & pnoa

7 min.

Disquiet, The (1990) 
Cl., vln. vla. & vlc

15 min.

Ecstasy for Flutes (1987) 
2 picc., 4 fl., alto fl. & bass fl.

12 min.

Éveil aux Oiseaux (2005) 
Picc., fl., Ob.,Eb Cl., Bb Cl., B. Cl., Bsn., 2 hns., tpt., Suling, Peking,
Panerus, Gambang, Bonang, Jenglong, Kempul, Kacapi, and Kendang

14 min.

Éveil aux Oiseaux (2005-8) version 2
Picc., fl., Ob.,Eb Cl., Bb Cl., B. Cl., Bsn., 2 hns., tpt., 5 perc. & CB.

14 min.

Everlasting Voice (1981) 
Hn. & tape

9 min.

Fanfare for Dawn (2011) 
3 C tpts, 4 hns, 3 tbns, & Tuba

2 min.

Flute Octette (1984) 
2 picc., 4 fl. (2nd doubles picc.) alto fl., & bass fl.

14 min.

Four Seasons Suite (1973) 
Fl., ob., 2 cl., hn. & bsn.

15 min.

Glenn Gould Gala: A Fantasia and Fugue
Solo pno

8 min.

Heaven and Earth (2012)
Ba Gua and Piano

5 min.

Hey Duke (2010) 
Any instruments

2 min.

"I Think That I Shall Never See..." (1993) 
Cl., Vlc. & pno

13 min.

In Search of… (2004) 
Solo piano

16 min.

Journeys (2009) 
Poem: Gary Snyder Narrator, Contralto/Gong, 2 vlns., Vla. da gamba & Vlc.

13 min.

Joy in Tranquillity (1975) 
Fl. & pno.

4 min.

Late In A Slow Time (2006) 
Vln. Pno., & Narrator

30 min.

Lullaby (1993) 
soprano & piano 

5 min.

Majestic Flair (1987) 
piano

8 min.

Miao Kong (2000) 
for flutes, clarinet & piano

9 min.

Musical Offering (1994) 
2 vla.

3 min.

Mute Muse (1984) 
Cb. solo

18 min.

Mystique (1996) 
multiple flutes (1 player), oboe d'amore & harpsichord

17 min.

Nature/Nurture (2002) 
Fl., Ob., Cl., Bsn., Hn., & Marimba

15 min.

Nuage Precieux (1987) 
Ob., cl., bsn., hn., tpt., hp., pno., vln., vla. & vlc.

13 min.

Our Finest Hour (1999) 
Cl., vln., vlc. and pno

19 min.

Pachelbel Variations (2010) 
Electric Guitar & Piano

4 min.

Par-ci, par-là(1996) 
1111,1211, perc. organ/1111

16 min.

Par-çi, par-là (2004) 
2 trpts, perc.(1 or 2) vln., vlc., & pno.

13 min.

Phantasmagoria (1980) 
hpschd. solo

3 min.

Piao (2006) 
Fl. & perc.

12 min.

Piao (2003) 
Fl. & pno

12 min.

Piao (2003-4) 
Vlc. & pno

12 min.

Prairie (1977) 
Music for Trombone & Tape

6 min.

Promenade (1992) 
Organ solo

3 min.

Reflection, for Solo Organ (1992)

5 min.

Reflection, for Solo Harp (1992) 

5 min.

Reflection, for Solo Piano (1972) 

5 min.

Rhythm of Life (1995) 
Piano solo

12 min.

Rise (1994) (Version 1) 
tpt. & organ 

8 min.

Rise (1994) (Version 2) 
tpt. & organ 

5 min.

Rise (1994) 
Pno solo; fl., cl., 1 perc., vln. & vlc.

8 min.

Rise (1994)  2 pno.

8 min.

Sakura (2011)
2 vlns., vla., & vlc.

5 min.

Salmon Quintet, The (1992) 
Vln., vla., vlc., cb. & pno.

10 min.

Saxophone Quartet (1989) 
SATB Sax.

14 min.

Snack Snag (2010)
for Voice, B. Cl., Tpt., 1 perc. & vln.

2.5 min.

Sonatina for Piano (1972)

15 min.

Sonatina for Two Guitars (1973-83)

16 min.

Sound of Sound (2002) 
Cl., & Perc. (1 or 2 Players)

12 min.

Soulmate (1995) 
solo vln.

5 min.

Soulmate (1995) 
solo vla.

5 min.

Soulmate (1995) 
solo vlc.

5 min.

Soulmate (1995) 
Solo vlc. & pno

6 min.

Star of the Sea (1996) 
2 unspecific instruments & Hpschd.

5 min.

Speak Out (2008)
Solo Clarinet

5 min.

Spring Nest (1993) 
Solo fl.

5 min.

Star of the Sea (1996) 
2 unspecific instruments & Hpschd.

5 min.

Star of the Sea (1996) 
A. Fl., E. H. & Hpschd.

5 min.

String Quartet No, 1 (1977)

20 min.

String Quartet No. 2 (1981) 

22 min.

String Quartet No. 3 (1998) 

13 min.

String Quartet No. 4 (2005)

20 min.

Tai Chi (1985) 
Fl., ob., hn., pno., perc. (2) vln., vla., vlc., cb. & Tai Chi artist (opt.)

18 min.

Temptation (2012)
Elec. Guitar & pno

6 min.

Tête à tête (2007) 
For Mandoline and Guitar

5 min.

Three Movements for Clarinet and Piano (1978)

16 min.

Three Movements for Clarinet and Percussion (1981) 

14 min.

Vast (1987) 
piano

5 min.

 

Chorus

Ave Maris Stella (1995) 
Text (in Latin): Traditional
Version 1: 2 voices and Piano
Version 2: SATB and Piano
Version 3: SSAA, fl., ob., cl., bsn., 2 vlns., vlc., & vlc.
Version 4: SATB A Cappella

5 min.

Beautiful is the East (1998) 
Text (in Chinese): Mark Brownell & George K. Wong
Version 1: SATB Choir, Erhu, Guzheng, & Yanqing
Version 2: SATB Choir, Erhu, Guzheng, Yangqin & Orch.
Version 3: SATB Choir & piano

5 min.

Carla's Poems (1999) 
Text (in English): Carla Hartenberger
Version 1: SSAA Choir, Fl., Ob., Cl., & Bssn.
Version 2: SSAA and piano

17 min.

Flower Drum Song of Feng Yang (arr. 1978) 
(Text: trad. Chinese folk song)
SATB & pno.

4 min.

Monastery Behind the Mountain 
(Chinese version, 1981; Eng. version, 1983)
(Text: Ch'ang Chien)
SATB & pno.

5 min.

Pater Noster (2010) 
SSA Choir

8 min.

Pearl of Asia (1997) Co-Composer: Alice Ho 
Text (in Chinese): Eric Lam, Au Ching
1100/1000/1 pno/erhu/sop. solo/mixed chorus/strings

30 min.

Railway Suite (1998) 
Text: Mark Brownell
SATB Choir & Orch.

15 min.

Search for Plum Blossoms In Snow (arr. 1986-88) 
(Text [in Chinese]: Liu Shee)
Version 1: SATB & pno.
Version 2: SATB, fl. ob. & Str. qt.
Version 3 (1999): Sop., Fl., & 2 pnos.

3 min.

She Who Hears the Weeping World (2008) 
SSAA & pno

9 min.

To God of All Nations (1976) 
Text (in English): The Bible, Koran & Buddhist writings
SATB, perc. & pno.

12 min.

To God of All Nations II (2006) [different music] 
Text (in English): The Bible, Koran & Buddhist writings
SATB, perc. & pno.

13 min.

Weaving Maiden, The (2006)
Sop., m. sop., tenor, bass, SATB Choir, Dizi, Pipa, Guzheng, Yangqin,
Erhu, Gehu, & 1 Percussion 1 hr.

30 min.

 

Solo Voice

As I Rode To Claim My Bride (1970) 
(Text: Anon. Chinese classic poem)
Sop. & pno.

2 min.

Daughter of Master Chin (1976) 
(Text: Anon., trans. by S. Obata)
Sop. & 2 pno.

12 min.

A Dirge In The Woods (1975) 
(Text: W. B. Yeats)
Sop. & pno.

3 min.

Farewell (1970) 
(Text: Li Po, trans. H. A. Giles)
Sop. & pno.

2 min.

Glimpses of the Moon (1994) 
(Text: Stephen Parks)
Sop. & hp

12 min.

Journeys (2009)
Poem: Gary Snyder
Narrator, Contralto/Gong, 2 vlns., Vla. da gamba & Vlc.

13 min.

Lady Magnolia (1982) 
(Text: ancient Chinese poems)
Sop., elec. gtr. & 3 synth.

10 min.

Lullaby (1993) 
(Adapted from nursery rhyme)
Soprano, erhu optional, & piano

5 min.

Make Way! 
Text: Mark Brownell
for high voice and piano

3 min.

On A Quiet Night (1975) 
(Text: Li Po, trans. S. Obata)
Sop. or mezzo-sop., fl. & pno.

3 min.

Soulmate 
Vocalized

6 min.

Waiting (1972) 
(Text: Meng Hao-Jan, trans. H.A. Giles)
Sop., fl. & pno.

4 min.

Wild Night! Wild Night! (1979?)
Sop., a. sax., & Vlc.

4 min.

Yeh-Pan Yüeh (1978) 
Text: anon. Chinese poem
Voice & tape

9 min.

 

 
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