Misty Road from Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (Piano Cover) – Kate Kwok

Type of Media: Music Video: Music Video
Completed: December 2016
Piano arrangement by Kate Kwok
Performance by Kate Kwok
Composition by Jinyoung
Music recording & video editing: longzijun

We continue our student music series with Kate’s beautiful arrangement of the song Misty Road (안갯길) from the original soundtrack of the hit Korean drama Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛, which has the literal translation of ‘Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’) The original version is sung by Ben (벤) was composed by Jinyoung. Kate has promised to do arrangements of two more songs from the same drama after she finishes her DSE exams.

The Mercury Tale – Jessica Yip

Type of Media: Music Video: Music Video
Completed: October  2015
Written and performed by Jessica Yip
Music recording & video editing: longzijun

We continue our student music series with this lovely and flowing 53-second piano instrumental by Jessica Yip. Jessica is a Form 5 (Grade 11) student at SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School in Hong Kong
 

Riptide (Vance Joy) – Cover by Daphne

Type of Media: Music Video: Lyrics Video (Cover Version)
Completed: October  2015
Vocals & piano: Daphne Choi
Music recording & video editing: longzijun

This is the latest song in our music video series. Daphne performs a cover version of Riptide by Vance Joy.She didn’t want to appear in the video, so we made a lyrics version instead

Keyboard: Yamaha: Clavinova
Recording softwaare: Sonar X1 Studio and Magix Audio Cleaning Lab.

 

I Vow To Thee My Country: Piano Arrangement by Kate

Type of Media: Music Video
Completed: August 2015
Music by Gustav Holst and Sir Cecil Spring Ricet
Piano & arrangement: Kate
Music recording, video recording & video editing: (longzijun): longzijun.wordpress.com

This is Kate’s piano arrangement of ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’, a song by Gustan Holst and Sir Cecil Spring Rice (composed in 1921). That song is itself based on a section of the Jupiter movement of Holt’s symphony ‘The Planets’.

The purpose of this series is to allow students to share their love of music while helping them develop their talents as performers and songwriters.

Kate is in Form 5 (Grade 11) at SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School in Hong Kong.

 

 

Technical Information

Keyboard: Yamaha Clavinova
Recorded  using Sonar Home Studio
Noise reduction and compression: Magix Audio Cleaning Lab

 

Sparks Fly (Taylor Swift) – Cover by Annie

Type of Media: Music Video (Cover Version)
Completed: March 2014
Vocals: Annie
Guitar: Dan Cheng
Music & lyrics: Taylor Swift
Video recording: Don Chui & longzijun (Stephen Richards)
Music recording: Zero Leung amp; longzijun
Mixing: longzijun

This is the 9th song in our music video series. Annie performs a live acoustic cover version of Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift.

囍帖街 – Cover by Eric & Jacky

Type of Media: Music Video (Cover Version)
Completed: February 2014
Vocals: Eric Tsang
Guitar: Jacky Chan
Music & lyrics: Eric Kwok and 黃偉文
Video recording: Amy Kwok, Amy Lau, Johnson Cheung, Tracy Chiu
Music recording & video recording: Stephen Richards

This is the eight song in our music video series. Eric and Jacky perform an acoustic cover version of the Cantopop song 囍帖街 (Wedding Card Street), recently popularized by Kay Tse (謝安琪)

Student recording team:Tracy, Amy K, Jacky, Any L., Johnson, Eric

Student recording team:Tracy, Amy K, Jacky, Amy L., Johnson, Eric

Lyrics

囍帖街

忘掉種過的花 重新的出發 放棄理想吧
別再看 塵封的喜帖 你正在要搬家
築得起 人應該接受 都有日倒下
其實沒有一種安穩快樂 永遠也不差

就似這一區 曾經稱得上 美滿甲天下
但霎眼 全街的單位 快要住滿烏鴉
好景不會每日常在 天梯不可只往上爬
愛的人 沒有一生一世嗎
大概不需要害怕

忘掉愛過的他 當初的喜帖金箔印著那位他
裱起婚紗照那道牆及一切美麗舊年華 明日同步拆下
忘掉有過的家 小餐枱沙發雪櫃及兩份紅茶
溫馨的光境不過借出到期拿回嗎
更多更詳盡歌詞 在  魔鏡歌詞網
等不到下一代 是嗎

忘掉砌過的沙 回憶的堡壘 剎那已倒下
面對這 墳起的荒土 你註定學會瀟灑
階磚不會拒絕磨蝕 窗花不可幽禁落霞
有感情 就會一生一世嗎
又再惋惜有用嗎

忘掉愛過的他 當初的喜帖金箔印著那位他
裱起婚紗照那道牆及一切美麗舊年華 明日同步拆下
忘掉有過的家 小餐枱沙發雪櫃及兩份紅茶
溫馨的光境不過借出到期拿回嗎
終須會時辰到 別怕

請放下手裡那鎖匙 好嗎

English Translation
This is adapted from an English translation by mycket at AsianFanatic: Wedding Card Street: English Translation

Wedding Card Street (English Translation)

Forget about the flowers that you planted.
Embark a new journey, and give up your dreams.
Don’t look at the dust-covered wedding invitation again:
you are moving to a new place.
If something can be built
one should accept that it can fall
In reality, there isn’t a kind of peace and happiness
that always stays the same.

Like this district,
it was once well-suited to the name:
“Happiest of the world”.
However, in a blink of an eye,
the apartments of the whole street
are filled up with crows.

The good days do not always stay.
One cannot always climb upwards on a ladder
The one we love, can’t we spend an eternity with them?
We don’t have to be afraid.

Forget the one you used to love,
Whose name is sprinted in gold on the old wedding invitation.
The wall on which the wedding photo is mounted
and all the good old days
will all be dismantled tomorrow.

Forget the home you used to have.
The table, the sofa, the fridge and the two cups of black tea.
Is this the borrowed scene with all its warmth and fragrance due to return,
before the next generation comes?

Forget the sand with which you used to build.
The castle of memory has collapsed in a flash.
Facing this
Pile of deserted sand,
you have to learn to let go.

Tiles do not refuse to corrode.
Window frames cannot enclose the evening glow.
With affection, can it last your whole life?
Does it help even if you regret?

Forget the one you used to love,
whose name is printed in gold on the old wedding invitation.
The wall on which the wedding photo is mounted
and all good old days
will all be dismantled tomorrow.

Forget the home you used to have.
The table, the sofa, the fridge and the two cups of black tea.
Is the borrowed scene with all of its warmth and fragrance due to return?

Don’t worry, the time will come.
Please let go of the key in your hand

Last Goodbye: Original Song by Babbles

Type of Media: Music Video
Completed: August 2013
Music & lyrics: Babbles
Vocals & guitar: Babbles
Music recording & video recording: Stephen Richards

Babble’s original Japanese 最後のバイバイ (Last Goodbye) is the seventh in a serious of pop music videos featuring students at Lam Woo. The purpose of this series is to allow students to share their love of music while helping them develop their talents as performers and songwriters. Babbles is in Form 6 (Grade 12) at SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School in Hong Kong.

This is the live acoustic version. We are also working on a more complex arrangement of the song. The song is in Japanese, but Babbles has written this explanation regarding the meaning:

This song is a kind of happy farewell song. Usually such songs focus on negative feelings, but Babbles writes: “Saying good-bye is always treated as a sad thing; however, the message of this song is about the courage to let go of the past and embrace the future. Don’t let thoughts of the past stop your from moving forward; if you are always looking back, how can you move forward down life’s road?

Technical Information

Recorded and mixed using Sonar Home Studio
Noise reduction and compression: Magix Audio Cleaning Lab

The audio was recorded live using three microphones:

  • Vocal mic: Rode NT2-A (Condenser)
  • Guitar mic (at sound hole): Shure SM57 (Dynamic)
  • Guitar mic (at fret): AKG C 4000 B (Condenser)

By using the multiple microphones we could better control the balance between voice and guitar and also between the different frequencies produced by the guitar. For example, the mic placed closer to the sound hole would pick up more lower frequencies while the one place close to the frets on the neck would pick up the higher frequencies and add more of the sound coming from the strings.

Lyrics

最後のバイバイ

何時から ずっと忘れられない姿
今も 頭の中に残してる
どうして寂しい顔しているか?
私はここにいるのに


切ないこと 嬉しいこと
いろいろあった
あの姿はもうなかった
でも 本当は 会いたくて 泣きたくて
戻れない過去に バイバイ 
さよなら」なんて言いたくないけど
大丈夫」なんて言い出せないまま
どうして こんなに不安になるんだろう?
ずっと笑っているのに 


幸せなこと 退屈なこと
いろいろあった
あの声はまだ覚えているよ
でも この夜は 悲しすぎて 寂しすぎて
涙はもう 止まらない
信じたくないことだらけの現実 だけど
君はきっと守ってくれる そう信じなきゃ


言い出せない気持ち 届かない気持ち
この歌で 君に伝えたい 
私の思いを込めて
でも 今回は 本当の別れ 君の全て
最後のバイバイ

別れは悲しいことだが、 その悲しみより、この曲の伝えたい ものは、 過去を振り返ることを やめて、新しい未来へ旅立つその勇気だ。 過去のために足を止めてはいけない、前には待っているものがたくさんあるから。