We Will Meet Again
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo
Duration: ca. 1'
Composition Date: 2020.06
Première Date: 2020.07
Première Artists: John Bradbury (Principal Clarinet, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra)
Remark: Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the Postcards from Composers series
(By the courtesy of BBC Radio 3 and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra)
During this unprecedented pandemic, my ongoing musical tale of two cities is temporarily paused, and I cannot travel between London and Hong Kong as often as I could be. We are still keeping certain social distance from each other and taking face covering protocol.
When I was self-isolating, I was especially touched by the address given by Her Majesty the Queen. And that very much invokes our spirit to face all challenges at every corner of the world during pandemic. In our fond memory of Vera Lynn, let us carry hope and make our pledge together, with the expressive and lively character of clarinet - one day, somewhere, without any face mask, we will meet again freely.