Good Day!

Composed for SSA, piano and violin for D’One Children Choir, Rudi Christmas, conductor.

The text of the song is very simple, just a happy kid in a happy day, knowing that it’s a good day to have a good day!

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Bimbang

Composed for SATB divisi acapella.

Bimbang (“Anxious”) is written when I feel so unsure of life, where to go, just as the title depict. It was commissioned by Cantabile Choir, Anggie Wibawanto, conductor.

Warmin’-up!

During the Covid-19 global pandemic time, a lot of us have to limit our activities outside, including choir rehearsals. We as one of lucky choirs who still able to practice online, are still missing the face to face rehearsal, especially the vocalizing. This is another warming up song written for SATB, also available for SSAA acapella. (Jakarta, May 30th, 2020)


Recorded by PSM ITB and PSM Untar

Cahaya Purnama (SA and Piano)

This piece is originally composed for mixed choir in 2017 and made into SA and Piano arrangement in 2022. The title Cahaya Purnama means moonlight, taken from the name of the 15th governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaya Purnama (read: Basuki Cahaya Purnama) who has inspired Cherly at the time she wrote this piece because he has made a lot of good changes toward Jakarta, Indonesia, where the composer has grown up. (Taipei, April 22nd, 2022)

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Alexandra Katya, soprano
Cherly Susanti, mezzo-soprano
Elaine Christlee, piano

Vocalizing

During the Covid-19 global pandemic time, a lot of us have to limit our activities outside, including choir rehearsals. We as one of lucky choirs who still able to practice online, are still missing the face to face rehearsal, especially the vocalizing. This piece is written by for all of us who miss the vocalizing part of our rehearsal. (Jakarta, April 20th, 2020)


Recorded by Feixiang Choir Jakarta

Harapan

Written for SATB acapella.

Commissioned by SMAK 3 Penabur Jakarta, Roeddy Kosim, conductor.

The song is an encouragement for each of us to always hopeful, moving forward one step at a time.

Angin

Angin (The Wind) was a setting based on a poem written by Bagus Syafrieza Paradhika, dedicated to Okie Hosea (July 8th, 1981-July 30th, 2020). The music implies a lot of word painting technique such as ‘rainbow’, ‘ stop’, and others. (Jakarta, April 24th, 2020)

Mendesau berkesah

berhembus lirih

Menyampaikan pesan

Kesan malam merindukan nurani

Memimpikan fajar berpelangi

Bertahtakan mentari

Berhasrat menuju cakrawala meninggi

Membawa perih dambaan hati

Bertiup lirih semilir gemerisik

Berpilin-pilin mensunyi sesekali berhenti…

Membawa pergi rahasia hati.

Akankah gejolak batin pergi berakhir?

Senyap bertenang angin malam

Sampaikan salamku padanya

Buah hati kenangan pesona

Yang dulu ada kini tiada…

Sang penguasa hidup dan semesta

padaNya lah segala asa.

Bagus Syafrieza Paradhika, 2020

Commissioned by Coro Semplice Indonesia
Recorded by Coro Semplice Indonesia
Bagus Syafrieza Paradhika, conductor

Perjalanan Angan

Recorded by 78 Youth Choir Jakarta
Jessica Fedora Amadea, conductor

Perjalanan Angan (Journey of Thoughts) was inspired by the busy traffic in Jakarta. Cherly described the beginning as someone is walking through a crowded situation where people are chatting, the cars are honking, a bakso (meatball) seller is passing by and the ambulance’s siren is heard, when suddenly the thoughts of that person slowly enters one’s own imagination built by the surroundings. With a lot of ideas and imagination, one is dancing in one’s own head. (Jakarta, May 27th, 2019)

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Tentang Jarak

Recorded by Quaver Vocal Ensemble
Prajna Indrawati, piano

Cherly wrote this song on the 100th day of 2020, and it was the 27th day of social distancing, which was done due to the government’s regulation in regards of global pandemic situation. The text itself was inspired by her longing of family and friends, with a hope that we can finally meet again after the pandemic is over.

The SATB Voices and Piano version of this song is published and distributed by Muziksea LLP. Click here to purchase.

The SSAA Voices and Piano version of this song is published and distributed by Tabernacle Women’s Choir. Click here to purchase.

Saat gelisah menyapa

Bertabur duka nestapa

Ku hanya bisa memejamkan mata,

Mengucap sebuah doa

Saat ku disapa sepi

Tanpa hadirmu di sini

Sejenak berdiam dalam gelita,

Mendamba senyumanmu.

Ijinkanku sampaikan rinduku lewat angin malam untukmu.

Doaku kau s’lalu bahagia.

Badai kan berlalu,

Kita ‘kan bersatu,

Tak lagi terpisah jarak.

Saat kita mencinta…

English translation:

When the restless and sorrow greets me

All I can do is close my eyes,

Say my prayer

When the loneliness of your absence greets me

I stayed in the dark for a moment,

longing for your smile.

Allow me to express my yearning

through the night wind, for you.

I wish you an eternal bliss.

The storm will pass, we will be united,

No longer separated by the distance.

When we are loving…

Star Light, Star Bright

Recorded by SD Gloria 3 Children Choir
Ike Sinandang, conductor

Star Light, Star Bright’s main idea is to imitate the twinkling stars, which represented by the rhythm pattern at the beginning of the song. As it was initially written for primary students, the composer tried to make it as simple as possible by having repetitive patterns, only with different keys and tempo. (Jakarta, April 13th, 2018)

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Star light, star bright

First star I see tonight

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight