For now all of the articles are written in Traditional
Chinese (my mother tongue).
(Traditional Chinese) This article in four installments was written
for an online discussion forum on classical music (this version has undergone some editing). Gregorian
Chant (or plainchant, named after Pope
Gregory the Great, 540-604) was sung by monks in the Catholic church during
the Middle Ages
(the 5th-15th century) in Europe.
(Traditional Chinese) This article in two installments was written
for a periodical "Music Field" that was published every other week
when I was in college; pictures, references and a list of some CDs
(Traditional Chinese) Originally written in 3 installments, this is
a story half-transcribed/half-rewritten from listening to the CD Three
Musical Fables. The story is about the (fictional) origin of a
familiar Christmas carol In
dulci jubilo, which is a traditional German tune and has been arranged
by various composers such as Michael
Prætorius (1571-1621), Hieronymus
Prætorius (1560-1629) (the two are not related), J.
S. Bach (1685-1750), etc. However in the story the creation of
the song involved a monk and his best companion, a donkey named Sigismund!
(Traditional Chinese) For a small family lost somewhere on a small
island, many many years ago.