Track list


Mandarin Ducks (鴛鴦)

Ling-Fei Kang oboe

Charles Huang english horn

01 I. Playing in the Water

02 II. Squabbling Over A Slug

03 III. Teasing A Young Boy

04 IV. Brooding Over A Sick Mate

05 V. Nesting by the Lake

06 VI. Leading Ducklings Amongst the Stones

07 VII. Flying Away


08 The Heart That Loves But Once

Charles Huang oboe

Andrew Knebel viola

Annabelle Taubl harp

Yu-Chen Shih piano/celesta


Imaginary Birds of the Frozen North

Charles Huang english horn

09 I. Lesser Snow Ostrich

10 II. Great Northern Wandering Dodo

11 III. Sub-Arctic Screech Owl


The Wood Between the Worlds

Ling-Fei Kang oboe

Charles Huang english horn

Katie Kennedy cello

Mohamed Shams piano

12 I. The Wood

13 II. A frozen world, at the dawn of time

14 III. A dead world under a dying sun

15 IV. A world shrouded in forest

16 V. A world ruled by machines

17 VI. The Wood

18 VII. A world of ocean

19 VIII. A world of fools, enamored of the glory of war

20 IX. Suddenly, the same world many years later, now transfigured by wisdom

21 X. The Wood


Teng Yu-hsien (鄧雨賢) ARR. Phil Salathé

22 Expecting the Spring Breeze (望春風)

Ling-Fei Kang oboe

John Birt guitar





Tracks 1-7, 9-22

Recorded June 12-13, 2018 at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford CT


Recording Session Engineer Jeff Oehler/BeeHive Productions


Track 8

Recorded February 20, 2007 at the University of Hartford in West Hartford CT


Recording Session Engineer Gabe Herman


Illustrations Edward A. Fleming


Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Marina Altschiller

Vice President, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Production Engineer Lucas Paquette

Art Director Brett Picknell

Design Ryan Harrison, Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Patrick Niland





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