City night
for soprano and piano

Composition Date: 2003
Genre: Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Soprano
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Programme Note:
This is a series of six urban haikus about love in the city: modern/contemporary/urban setting.

Prowlers, Blind,Them(all capitalized ppl)are people who are trapped pursuing modern superficial ideals and unable to find love or themselves.

About emptiness and the search for something deeper hindered by darkness/night/secular lifestyle/selfishness and lack of love...
Alice Ping Yee Ho (from the score)

Premiere Information:
12/03/04, The Music Room, Halifax; Janice Jackson, soprano, Simon Docking, piano


  • Call Number:
  • MV 1101 H678cis
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 27, 2008
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (27 p.) ; 28 cm.
    27 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For high voice and piano.
    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.
    English words.
    Music by Alice Ho, lyrics by Bo Wen Chan.
    Night in the City
    Industrial air settles
    The Prowlers emerge.

    You seek forever
    But you cannot catch what lies
    Beyond the moment

    My moonlit darling
    Coughing on the picnic bench.
    We share slow heartbeats

    Reach for sanity
    Everything will pass you by
    In the blackest hour.

    We sleep unsettled.
    All life unconsecrated;
    We have escaped Them.

    The Blind cannot judge
    What is purged in the darkness.
    The sky fades to dawn.
    Contemporary Showcase
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