Ode to Life - to my motherland, Taiwan
by Ching-ju Shih
This piece contains four movements reflecting whispering of
the nature: water, beast, tree and the land respectively.
Instead of picturising the four natural scenes, the intention
of Ode to Life is to express the metaphor in the natural phenomena,
to go beyond humans' limited imagination, searching for the
wordless voices in the profound nature.
Fantasia Taiwan by Ching-ju Shih
The motivation of writing Fantasia Taiwan is derived from
an antique Taiwan map. It is a landscape view of Taiwan. The
island of Taiwan is in the center of the map, surrounded by
ocean and other continents. Compared with other portion in
the map, the island looks relatively small. The opening theme,
presenting hope and glory, reflects my first feeling toward
this unique map. A tender love theme comes in the middle part
of the music as a contrast to the opening gesture.
My Final Resting Place by Chia-chu
Since its creation about a year ago, "My final resting place"
chorus has met affirmative acceptance to some extent despite
being a new original. Not familiarized like popular ballads,
the piano trio does not have too much variation lest the impression
of original be blurred. On the other hand, with the performers
of international reputation, I also wish it being a creation
of deep artistry and emotion, out of my admiration of Dr.
My heart's ties to Taiwan cannot be severed!
To that island I devote my life and there I find my job.
I'd like to find a final resting place within sound of its
And under the shade of its waving bamboo.