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CD Photo: Reme Grefalda
Recorded and mixed at Wellspring Sound, Acton, MA USA
Produced by Shey Studio & QBd Ink: Friends of the Performing Artist, Washington, D.C.
Musical scores, courtesy of The National Philharmonic Society of the Philippines
CD Release 2004
Inquiries re availability at SheyStudio@aol.com
U.S.$18.00 (postage & handling not included)

"It seemed rather odd that Shey, an American of Chinese descent, should be promoting and popularizing Filipino compositions in the US, but in brief remarks, he confessed he became enarmored of Filipino works when he first heard Hating Gabi a composition by National Artist Antonio Molina. Shey’s engaging personality shone through in his mischievously witty sallies which underscored his partiality for our compositions. Whenever he was asked, "What time is it?", he would invariably reply, "Hating gabi."

“Before embarking on the Filipino works, arrangements of which were by Redentor Romero, Shey rendered the allegro movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in F Major and Kreisler’s Praeludium and allegro in clear, precise tones which demonstrated a sure technique drawn from solid basic training.

“A. Molina’s Hating Gabi, H. Rubio’s Salamism, Cavatina by N. Abelardo (after whom the CCP main theater is named), S. Suarez’s Katakataka, and Matud Nila (authorship of this is being contested) proved that lyricism is a common gift of the classic Filipino composers, as are gentleness, romanticism and passion which Shey eloquently conveyed with deep feeling and sensitivity, the exquisite melodies inherent in the compositions surfacing, particularly in Hating Gabi and Cavatina. Bayan Ko by C. de Guzman (from the zarzuela Walang Sugat), our stirring second national anthem, evoked strong feelings of patriotism and love for a now beleaguered, perturbed country. It drew lusty applause to which Shey responded with a delightful, sparkling Chinese Spring Song. "

—Sundry Strokes by Rosalinda L. Orosa, columnist; excerpt from her review of the Jan. 2, 2004 Concert by Stephen Y.S. Shey at the James B. Reuter Theatre in Quezon City, Philippines, Philippine Star Jan. 10, 2004

[Portrait of Stephen Shey]

OOV Bookshelf 2004
OCTOBER 2004 FEATURE

A Carnivore's Inquiry
by Sabina Murray

Filipino Women Writers in English: Their Story
1905-2002

by Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz

Miracle Fruit: The Poems of Aimee Nezhukumatathil

A Child in the Midst of Battle
by Evelyn Berg Empie and Stephen H. Mette

Sarabihon Volume 2
edited by T. Erestain

Missing Mangoes:
For Filipinos And Those Who Love Us

by Marcelline Santos-Taylor

Rosario de Guzman-Lingat, 1924-1997:
The Burden of Self and History

by Soledad S. Reyes

JULY 2004 FEATURE

Communities at the Margins: Reflections on Social, Economic, and Environmental Change in the Philippines
edited by Hiromitsu Umehara & Germelino M. Bautista

Cuentos Filipinos
by Jose Montero y Vidal

Hinabing Gunita (Woven Memories): Filipinos in the UK, an oral history project
Edited by Jamie Tapales Oakes, Carmila Legarda Alcantara, Maria Gonzalez, Candy Quimpo Gourlay, and Ed Maranan

Menage a Trois with the 21st Century
by Eileen R. Tabios

Remembered Songs and Other Stories
by Norma Miraflor

Uyayi
by Chinchin Gutierrez

Novemberly
by Theo Gonzalves

The Art of Harana—Serenades for Guitar
by Florante Aguilar

Kundiman ng Katipunan
by Elynia S. Mabanglo

Stephen Y.S. Shey

MARCH 2004 FEATURE

Dream Jungle
by Jessica Hagedorn

Marginal Bliss
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana

Behind the Blue Canvas
by Eileen R. Tabios

Ulos: 4 na Dula
by Arthur P. Casanova

Mga Kuwentong Maranao
by Frank G. Rivera

Wife or Worker: Asian Women and Migration
edited by Nicola Piper and Mina Roces

World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
by Amy Chua

Smaller and Smaller Circles
by Felisa H. Batacan


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Communities at the Margins: Reflections on Social, Economic, and Environmental Change in the Philippines
edited by Hiromitsu Umehara & Germelino M. Bautista

Cuentos Filipinos
by Jose Montero y Vidal

Hinabing Gunita (Woven Memories): Filipinos in the UK, an oral history project
Edited by Jamie Tapales Oakes, Carmila Legarda Alcantara, Maria Gonzalez, Candy Quimpo Gourlay, and Ed Maranan

Menage a Trois with the 21st Century
by Eileen R. Tabios

Remembered Songs and Other Stories
by Norma Miraflor

Uyayi
by Chinchin Gutierrez

Novemberly
by Theo Gonzalves

The Art of Harana—Serenades for Guitar
by Florante Aguilar

Kundiman ng Katipunan
by Elynia S. Mabanglo

Stephen Y.S. Shey