Traditional Instrumental

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Traditional Music in the Central Palace for the Kings

NHA NHAC CUNG DINH

Traditional Music in the Central Palace for the Kings

Ref: FSD3231


Price: 13.99

Superb album of ancient court music performed on a variety of traditional instruments by an eleven member ensemble. Rare, and beautiful music. Recommended.



Vietnam Traditional Music - Past & Present

AM NHAC TRUYEN THONG VIETNAM

Vietnam Traditional Music - Past & Present

Ref: FSD3199


Price: 12.99

Excellent survey of various types of Vietnamese traditional music. These include court music played by a large ensemble, folk songs, solo sets of various flutes, the two chord fiddle dan-nhi, dan tranh (zither) plus a Chinese tune and bizzarely, Mozart played by a Vietnamese symphonic ensemble. 11 tracks. English liner notes and song title translations.

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Instrumental Textures

SONG OF THE NATIVE LAND ENSEMBLE

Instrumental Textures

Ref: FSD1356


Price: 16.99

Traditional songs and instruments such as a 17 string zither, 1 stinged harp and bamboo flute. Good recording.



Khuc Nam Xuan

VARIOUS

Khuc Nam Xuan

Ref: FSD2951


Price: 12.99

Superb album of mostly instrumental traditional music played on dan tranh (zither) and Vietnamese guitars, phim lom, dan kim and dan co. Includes two vocal tracks and one featuring piano. High quality recording of exquisite southern traditional music.

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Doc Tau Dan Tranh

NGUYEN THANH THUY

Doc Tau Dan Tranh

Ref: FSD2884


Price: 12.99

Fantastic CD of solo dan tranh (16 stringed zither). The tranh is similar to the Japanese koto, the Chinse guzheng, or the Korean kayagum, but is an original Vietnamese instrument. The player sits and the right hand plucks the strings while the left hand presses them down. It is often used as an accompaniment to poetry or as part of a larger ensemble. As a solo tranh CD this is as good as it gets. Slow, reflective, graceful, charming, wonderfully played, beautifully recorded. On a par with the best zither players from the rest of Asia.



Old Tune in Concert

CUNG THUONG HOA DIEU

Old Tune in Concert

Ref: FSD2885


Price: 12.99

Tourists to the Mekong Delta are often treated to a performance of so-called 'amateur' music from the south. This fantastic CD is of a live recording of instrumental music from the south, played on a variety of stringed instruments including dan nguyet (moon-shaped lute) dan nhi (two stringed fiddle) dan bao (monochord) and Vietnamese guitar. The songs are introduced in English as well as Vietnamese giving background to the music and information on each song.

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Binh Minh Tren Reo Cao (Sunrise on the Highland)

PHUONG BAO

Binh Minh Tren Reo Cao (Sunrise on the Highland)

Ref: FSD2886


Price: 12.99

Described on the cover as an 'eminently artist' Phuong Bao is from Nam Ha province the daughter of a famous dan bau player. She studied zither (tranh) at music college and for over forty years has been acknowledged as one of Vietnam's most prominent traditional zither players. She has played in countries around the world. Beautiful performances on zither accompanied by Vietnamese percussion other traditional instruments, and occasional violin. An old recording of Vietnamese classical music, that has an experimental edge.

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Nhac Cu Dan Toc Vietnam 1- Traditional Folk Music

VARIOUS

Nhac Cu Dan Toc Vietnam 1- Traditional Folk Music

Ref: FSD2887


Price: 12.99

If you want an overview of Vietnamese traditional music and instruments, perhaps this is the CD. It begins with a tune played on the dan trung (bamboo xylophone) before moving onto the dan nhi (2 stringed fiddle) various flutes, dan tranh (zither) dan ty ba (pear shaped lute) dan bao (monochord) and dan nguyet (moon shaped lute) and rarer instruments such as hong phuc, tien vuong, the dan and mai phuong.

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Nhac Cu Dan Toc Vietnam 2 - Traditional Folk Music

VARIOUS

Nhac Cu Dan Toc Vietnam 2 - Traditional Folk Music

Ref: FSD2888


Price: 12.99

Volume 2 is up to the standard of the previous set. This one features more ensemble pieces played on the common traditional instruments as well as many more rare instruments such as klongput (bamboo tubes).



Tieng Dan Dan Toc Vietnam - Vietnamese Traditional Musical Instruments

VARIOUS

Tieng Dan Dan Toc Vietnam - Vietnamese Traditional Musical Instruments

Ref: FSD2889


Price: 12.99

10 tracks featuring 9 different instruments: dan bau (monochord), trung (bamboo xylophone) sao truc (bamboo flute) dan nhi (two-stringed guitar) dan nguyet (moon shaped guitar) klongput (bamboo tubes) dan tranh (sixteen stringed zither) tyba (four stringed guitar). The instruments are featured both solo and as the featured instrument in an ensemble. Excellent album.

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Dieu Dan Phuong Nam 2

VARIOUS

Dieu Dan Phuong Nam 2

Ref: FSD2890


Price: 12.99

Fantastic CD of southern Vietnamese folk and traditional music played on tyba (four stringed guitar) tranh (zither) and some other rare instruments. The music has a raw quality to it, but the performances are nothing less than virtuosic. 14 excellent tracks many with a bluesy quality.

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