Checkpoint

Aku Ada

Aku Ada, a song by Dewi Lestari featuring Arina. A good friend of mine, Fany, requested me to arrange this song for her as a remembrance to her beloved soulmate, Rian (1992-2017). We worked together to make this arrangement, and finally Quaver Vocal Ensemble has the chance to record this arrangement. Thank you to Cosmas for making the beautiful cover with calligraphy!

Rest in peace, Rian. We know that you are here for us.

Melukiskanmu saat senja
Memanggil namamu ke ujung dunia
Tiada yang lebih pilu
Tiada yang menjawabku selain hatiku
Dan ombak berderu

Di pantai ini kau slalu sendiri
Tak ada jejakku di sisimu
Namun saat ku tiba
Suaraku memanggilmu akulah lautan
Ke mana kau s’lalu pulang

Jingga di bahuku
Malam di depanku
Dan bulan siaga sinari langkahku
Ku terus berjalan
Ku terus melangkah
Kuingin kutahu engkau ada

Memandangimu saat senja
Berjalan di batas dua dunia
Tiada yang lebih indah
Tiada yang lebih rindu
Selain hatiku
Andai engkau tahu

Di pantai itu kau tampak sendiri
Tak ada jejakku di sisimu
Namun saat kau rasa
Pasir yang kau pijak pergi akulah lautan
Memeluk pantaimu erat

Jingga di bahumu
Malam di depanmu
Dan bulan siaga sinari langkahmu
Teruslah berjalan
Teruslah melangkah
Ku tahu kau tahu aku ada

CHECKPOINT

check·point

/ˈCHekˌpoint/
noun
a place along the route of a long-distance race where the time for each competitor is recorded.

10 years ago, I was introduced to a deeper understanding about music for the first time. It was also the first time I sing in a choir, the first time I learned about how to sing properly.

6 years ago, I decided to learn more about singing techniques. I was very lucky to got Ko Akis to guide me in singing properly up until today.

With all the ups and downs, after all these years, I think this is the right time to reach my checkpoint, especially in singing. Ten years in music and six years in singing might not be a long time for others, but for me, within these years my life has changed for good, and it happens because of the music itself. Therefore, I am going to have my very first vocal recital. It is something special and totally new for me since I rarely sing solo on stage – (perhaps) I’d rather conduct a choir than to sing solo.

The recital will be held on January 26, 2019 in GoetheHaus Jakarta, the gate will be opened at 7 PM. I will perform some German lieder, Bach’s aria, and also some piece from musical such as Miss Saigon and Yentl. A very good friend of mine, Nesca Alma, will accompany me with her beautiful piano playing. I will also collaborate with some friends: Anita Anggraeni (by the way she is my piano teacher), Christine Tambunan, Indah Sri Wiharja, and Eduard Pratama Sundjojo.

You can book your ticket via Paulina +62 812  8794 218. I really hope you can come and support me to reach the checkpoint.

Thank you so much, and see you there!

Ave Maria

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Ave Dominus tecum

Benedictus in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesu

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pronobis.

Amen.

A Song For You

My dear,
I wish that you are near
I’ll keep you inside my heart
Never be apart
 
The absence of the light
As the moon is dim tonight
Yet I celebrate your smile
You, who has been gone for a while.
 
My dear,
I wish that you are near
I’ll keep you inside my heart
Now that we are apart.

O Ina Ni Keke

O ina ni keke, mange wisa ko
Mangewa aki Wenang, tumeles baleko
O ina ni keke, mangewi sako
Mangewa aki Wenang, tumeles baleko
Weane, weane, weane toyo
Daimo siapa ko tare makiwe
Weane, weane, weane toyo
Daimo siapa kotare makiwe

Jubilate Deo

Psalm 100: 1-2
Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Servite Domino in laetitia,
introite in conspectu eius,
in exultatione.

Lacrimosa

Lacrimosa dies illa
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.
Huic ergo parce, Deus:
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem. Amen.

Cahaya Purnama

Gelap malam t’lah menyapa bertahta cah’ya sang purnama

Memupus kerinduan jiwa pada terang

Sang purnama bercahaya dan memukau para insan

Tak rela bila dia digantikan mentari fajar

Dan bintang menari, memuja rembulan yang bersinar terang

Sang purnama t’lah merasuk hayat dengan rasa cinta

Bintang-bintang berkelip di angkasa

menyerukan pujian untuk sang purnama

Sang purnama merajut asa, memadu kasih, menggugah jiwa

Sang purnama ciptakan asa

Cahaya purnama,

Cahayanya penuh cinta

menyalakan pengarapanku.

Tuntunlah Kami

Tuhan, kami anak-anakMu

panjatkan syukur atas rahmat yang Kau beri:

cinta yang suci

Tuhan, Kau pertemukan kami

ijinkan kami berdua berserah

sedia mengucap ikrar

 

Tuntunlah kami, Tuhan

Di jalan penuh cinta

Semoga selalu bahagia dalam kasih mesra.

Semoga selalu setia

Cinta yang tak akan lekang

Restui kami, Tuhan

dengan rahmat dan cinta

 

Tuhan, nyalakanlah pelita

Curahkanlah karunia

biar selalu bersatu dalam namaMu

Star Light, Star Bright

Star light, star bright

First star I see tonight

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have this wish I wish tonight.