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Sp.734 Taiwan’s Modern Composers Postage Stamps (Issue of 2023)

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Stamp SN D734
Stamp Name Sp.734 Taiwan’s Modern Composers Postage Stamps (Issue of 2023)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Music
Issue date 2023-04-20
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30 ×40 ( mm )
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Designer Delta Design Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 ( 4 × 5 )
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 12½
After releasing a set of stamps on Taiwan’s modern composers in 2022, Chunghwa Post has followed up with a new set of four stamps in 2023, featuring Chen Su-Ti, Lu Chuang-Shien, Kuo Chih-Yuan and Ma Shui-Long. The stamps are described below:1.Chen Su-Ti (NT$12): Chen was a pianist, composer, music educator and pastor. The themes of his compositions revolved around Taiwan and faith. He founded a special music class at Sun-Tek Girls’ School. His well-known works are piano solo Fantasie—Tamsui, piano suite Taiwan Sketches, cantata The Lamb of God and the chorus Taiwan Repatriation Day Anthem.2.Lu Chuang-Shien (NT$12): A composer, chorus conductor and music educator, Lu was a pioneer in collecting folk music and turning them into art. He served as the conductor and music director of the Rong-Shing Children’s Chorus, which is renowned in Taiwan and overseas. He received various awards, including the Executive Yuan’s National Cultural Award. His works include Carnations in May, The Cradle Song, If We Open the Doors of Our Hearts and Don’t Raise Goldfish in the Bottom of Your Glass—Bottoms Up!3.Kuo Chih-Yuan (NT$12): A composer who blazed new trails in creating modern Taiwanese folk music, he was awarded the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon by the President of Taiwan. He created a wide variety of works, including the art song Red Rose, Concertino for Piano and Strings, and the orchestral suite Tianrenshi-Shijia Chuan, Śāstā Devamanusyānām.4.Ma Shui-Long (NT$12): A composer and music educator, Ma was renowned for bringing traditional Chinese instruments into western musical forms, thus forging a unique style. To promote the performance of work by Taiwanese composers, he founded the musical platform “Spring Autumn Music.” He was awarded the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon by the President of Taiwan. Famous works of his include Concerto for Bamboo Flute and Orchestra, A Sketch of the Rainy Harbor for piano, and The Invisible Temple for male chorus and orchestra.
(1) First Day Cover (195 mm × 120 mm): NT$3 apiece(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece(4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$12-denominated stamp: NT$15 apiece(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$51 apieceTo purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, Postal Museum or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.