Tea and Flower Music

Traditional Chinese Tea and Flower Music

Bamboo Dreams
TCD-4508
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Listen to a sample of track 3Most Chinese instruments are made of bamboo. The music in this collection is intimately associated with bamboo and played on a variety of bamboo-made musical instruments. Treat yourself to the Bamboo Dreams and experience its exotic Oriental romance!

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Bamboo in the Wind
TCD-4507
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Listen to a sample of track 3The debut of Hwa-yun Bamboo Orchestra consisted of Beijing elite! A great variety of bamboo instruments, along with elegant female vocal, makes this album a dream for any New Chinese music lover. Many of the instruments are ancient heritage rediscovered and used for the first time for modern audience, such as xiang, low-tone bamboo board qin, high-tone bamboo qin, large bamboo pipe, bamboo bong, bamboo sand pipe. Every bamboo instrument has its own characteristic tone and style that worth your cognoscenti appreciation.

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Tea Travel
TCD-4012
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Listen to a sample of track 3As a blending art, tea is evolved into an abundant image by mixing fragrance of the earth, magnificence of mountains and rivers, moisture of rain and dew, and cultural temper.
In this edition, the composers depict exquisitely tastes of tea and scenes of tea plantations in different areas by applying various features of musical instruments, such as Flute, Panhu, Kucheng, Lute, Sheng, alto Juan, and alto Sona, and combining local musical qualities with sounds of nature.

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Waterlily
TCD-4502

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Listen to a sample of track 3Based on Chinese literature the waterlily was compared to a man of noble character. To capture its spirit Shi Zhi-you the composer of this album fully delineates the unconquerable beauties of varied waterlilies with the Chinese musical instruments. Sounds of birds, insects and water are also employed in the compositions to add a feel of genuine and natural beauty.

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Taste Zen in Tea
TCD-4020
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Listen to a sample of track 6Taste Zen in Tea–this long-expected album will tell you why. Music master Zhang Wei-liang expresses the colors, smells and tastes of tea with musical instruments, and then transforms the music into Zen. In addition to Chinese instruments such as bamboo flute, gu-zheng and er-hu, he also utilizes western string symphony and MIDI to evolve beyond traditional Chinese music. Taste Zen in a cup of tea; taste tea in the light of Zen. Have a cup of tea, and let the melodies lift you from physical senses to an inner world of Zen freedom.$15.95
Zen Landscape
TCD-4603
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Listen to a sample of track 2Zen landscape is a bridge between ancient and modem times; a connection between visual arts and musical enjoyments; a way from burdens to self liberation. The four painter monks are characteristic of peculiar, strong and out-of-the-way expressions to bring forth the infinity of Zen. When this wonderful music touches you with tranquilizing, brilliant and warm rhythms and colors, you will be dissolved in the musical enlightenment, and once again born in Zen.

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Tea with Flower Fragrance
TCD-4013
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Listen to a sample of track 3Flower Tea incorporates tea with flowers: tea invites the fragrance of flowers and flowers augment the flavor of tea. Both virtues compliment each other. In this edition the musician composes for different features of tea and associates the music with sounds of nature, such as the flowing of streams, chirps of insects and birds and the beating of waves.

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Cha Tao: The Way of Tea
TCD-4017
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Listen to a sample of track 3In Chinese culture there is a great tradition concerning tea. This tradition may be introduced with the two words: Cha Tao, the way of tea. The philosophy about Cha Tao aims to encourage people to return to nature. In other words it is a pursuit of all that is pure and simple. Popular traditional musical instruments such as the guzheng, erhu, and di, suffuse three instrumental pieces with Chinese classical flavor. The harmonious atmosphere created by these pieces of music possesses simple and peaceful qualities.

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The Dance of Cherry Blossoms
TCD6007
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Listen to a sample of track 2A true story. Dwelling alone on top of the highest mountain A man had planted six hundred mountain cherries a year for a hundred years. His mission is to fill this mountain pinnacle with cherry blossoms. He wishes to be together with the elements of Nature whether it be rain or wind or sunshine. Use this album as a spiritual purge. Listen to it. Talk to it. There you will find somewhere in your heart a comforting echo.

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Tea
TCD-4011
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Listen to a sample of track 3Drinking tea has developed into a form of art in Chinese culture. In this album, the composer makes the best use of different characteristics of musical instruments, including Pai-Hsiao (blowed instrument), Gao-Hu (bowed instrument), Ku-cheng (plucked instrument), Pi-Pa (plucked instrument), alto Sheng (blowed instrument), etc., and combines peculiarities of local music to describe different tastes of tea and views in different regions. While listening to the music, the listener could make a mental travel to the tea plantation, as if the had enjoyed the unique flavor of different tea.

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