Xiao Qu'Er - A Suite of Little Songs from China's Performing Arts Traditions

Xiao Qu'Er - A Suite of Little Songs from China's Performing Arts Traditions
QING HUAMENG, JIANG KEMEI, DENG JIANDONG AND OTHERS
19.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSD7747

Product Description

Another album featuring the composer Meng Qinghua, this time drawing upon the rich and colourful heritage of China's singing and narrative arts called 'quyi'. Quyi are usually performed by a small ensemble. Storytellers are accompanied by drums, clappers, sanxian (three stringed lute), yangqin (hammered dulcimer and pipa. The ten pieces on this album represent the different regions of Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Jiangsu, Henan, Shandong, Sichuan, Dongbei and Guangdong. Hardback book style packaging and extensive liner notes in English.


1. Dongbei Er’ren Zhuan: Da Xi Xiang (The Great West Chamber)
2. Jingyun Dagu: Jiange Wen Ling
3. Sichuan Qingyin: Bugu niaoer gugu jiao (The Hungry Cuckoo bird)
4. Jingdong Dagu: Song nv shang xue (Sending the girl to school)
5. Pingtan: Qing Tan (A Test of Love)
6. Xihe Dagu: Ling Long Ta (Linglong Tower)
7. Shandong Qinshu: Lao Shao Huan (Everybody Changes)
8. Guangdong (Yue) Tune: Fen Fei Yan
9. Tianjin Shidiao: Fan jiang dao hai (An Overwhelming Flood)
10. Henan Zhuizi: Mu Guiying zhi lu (Mu Guying Takes Command)