Softcover, Hong Kong: Chinese Christian Literature Council, 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Near Fine with no dust jacket.
A complete set in 8 volumes plus a General Index. Two volumes have a tiny ding to a bottom extremity and one has minor wear along top rear extremity, but overall the set is near-pristine, showing little or no signs of use or wear. ; Titles and ISBNs of individual volumes, which are also numbered sequentially I-VIII and range from 126 to 227 pages: Choral: Classical Chinese Poetry 1 (962294647X); Choral: Classical Chinese Poetry 2 (9622946488); Choral: Modern Chinese Poetry 1 (9622946496); Choral: Modern Chinese Poetry 2 (962294650X); Choral: Folksong (9622946518); Solo Art Songs (9622946526); Religious Songs (9622946534); Songs in Foreign Languages (9622946542); A General Index (No ISBN). Barbara Fei, Chairman of the Publication Committee, describes this endeavor as "a miniature of Hong Kong's musical culture," containing "great historical value for the study of the development of music in Hong Kong." A serious, meticulously researched work, it consists largely of musical scores, intentionally kept simple and clear, plus a section in which the lyrics are romanized and a short biography of each featured composer. Published 1998-1999, the text source for this impressive collection was taken from three literary historical periods ranging from 600 BC to 1300 AD. ; 11.5" (29 cm) tall. Renumbered.
ISBN: 962294647X Item #4140012