Traditional music from the various regions of the Philippines. Ritual and ceremonial dances of the mountain dwellers of Luzon and the remote hinterland of
Mindanao with hand-held gongs, bamboo flutes, clappers and drums. Spanish influenced music with small mandolins and guitars as well as music of the Filipino Muslims with their markedly different musical tradition. Extensive info in the
Gamelan - a different and incredibly rich musical world. Its unique characteristics – tunings, timbres and multi-layered music – make it an
engaging experience. The programme features a variety of different styles of the classical Gamelan repertoire, including one modern composition. Extensive
information about each of the pieces in English and German.
This album introduces Far-Eastern instruments, such as the Mongolian horse-head violin morin khuur, dizi and shakuhachi (Chinese and Japanese flutes), the pipa (Chinese lute), various Taiwanese gongs, chang’gu (Korean hourglass drum), koto (Japanese ‘harp’), kulintang and various gongs and xylophones from the Philippines, and many more beautiful and interesting instruments. Extensive notes in English, German and French about music and instruments plus photos.