West Meets East: Chinese and Balinese Music

West Meets East: Chinese and Balinese Music

Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra FW37455 / FSS 37455

This disc presents two groups from Northern Illinois University’s Asian Music Ensemble. The first is a Chinese Orchestra, consisting of strings, winds, and percussion instruments from China. The second, a Balinese Gamelan, is an ensemble of pitched gong-chimes in the tradition of Indonesia. All songs on the CD were arranged by the director, Han Kuo-huang, or were learned by oral tradition.

Year Released 1981
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1981 Folkways Records

Genre(s) World
Country(s) China; Indonesia; United States
Instrument(s) Angklung; Chinese Orchestra; Erhu; Gao hu; Pang-Ti; Yang qin
Subject(s) World music
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101 The Happy Spinning Workers Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 2:38
102 Taiwan Suite Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 6:34
103 Flying Kites Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 1:51
104 In a Mountain Path Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 2:02
105 Thunder in the Drought Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 4:16
106 Spring Awakening on Mount Yangming Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 5:40
201 Sekar Uled (Uled Flowers) Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 4:48
202 Gineman Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 5:16
203 Ngedeslemah (Sunrise) Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 3:55
204 Margepati (Lion Dance) Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 8:13
205 Kebyar-The Art of Love Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 5:15
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