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黃友棣(1912-2010),作曲家、音樂教育家。出生於廣東西江端州。就讀小學期間對音樂產生濃厚的興趣,1934年畢業於中山大學教育系,1936年獲得香港英國聖三一音樂學院小提琴高級證書。中日戰爭期間,譜寫〈歸不得故鄉〉、〈杜鵑花〉、〈月光曲〉等歌曲。1949年移居香港,1963年獲羅馬滿德藝術院作曲文憑,返港任教。1983年,獲頒國家文藝獎特別貢獻獎,至高雄演講,對港都留下深刻印象。1987年退休,定居高雄,投入第二故鄉的音樂發展,為高雄作了〈木棉花之歌〉、〈詩畫港都〉、〈愛河月色〉等曲,甚至2000年完成了臺語合唱組曲《恩重山丘》。《當晚霞滿天》、《寒夜》及《遺忘》等為代表的合唱曲。黃友棣對歌樂的卓越貢獻,2007年獲頒輔仁大學榮譽博士學位;離世後,中華民國總統頒布褒揚令。

HWANG Yau-Tai (HUANG You-Di) was born in Gaoyao, Guangdong in 1912. He is a composer. In elementary school, Hwang’s teacher sang mostly early 20th century school songs in music class. By imitating his teacher’s organ playing, he was instilled with an avid interest in music. During the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), he believed that music could save the nation and wrote numerous songs for that cause, including “Can’t Return Home,” “Azalea” and “Moonlight Music.” Hwang moved to Kaohsiung in 1987 and devoted himself to developing music there. While there, he wrote “Silk Cotton Song,” “Poem, Painting, Harbor City” and “Moonlit Love River” for Kaohsiung. He died of organ failure in Kaohsiung in 2010.