25 February 2009

100% Chinese music, with one imposter.

0. Organ music filler, in case previous show runs short

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. Vespers at the Temple of Quanzhou (rec. Kaiyuan Temple, Quanzhou, China 29 Jan. 1987)
Chine: Fanbai: Chant liturgique bouddhique
Ocora, C 559 080

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

2. Aaron Avshalomov: Peking Hutungs: Symphonic Poem on Chinese Street Sounds & Cries (1931)
Jacob Avshalomov - conductor, Portland Youth Philharmonic
Composers Recordings, CD 667

3. Leigh Harline: 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Leigh Harline - conductor
7 Faces of Dr. Lao Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Film Score Monthly, Vol.9 No.11
(Motion picture directed by George Pal, starring Tony Randall in seven roles. Mysterious Chinaman brings circus to frontier town. Beyond 1960s ethnic stereotypes, a story about transformation, which is operative in Leigh Harline's catchy musical score. Some find the movie a little cringy, but since when is transformation easy?)

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

4. Zhao Jiping: Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Hu Bing Xu - conductor, China Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Percussion instruments of the Beijing opera: Huang Shuangkai - banhu [fiddle], Ren Hong - xiaoluo [small gong], Luo Wanyin - daluo [large gong], Sun Guisheng - chiba [wooden clapper]
Electric Shadows: Film Music by Zhao Jiping
Teldec, 0630-17114-2
(Banned in Beijing! Zhang Yimou's film about conflict among wives in a feudal household.)

5. Leung Wu Ti Hay Hoo Chiu One Key [Empress Hei of the Leung Dynasty: Flag of Spirits] (rec. NYC 15 Oct. 1929)
Lee Fee Fung - voice
Rain Dropping on the Banana Tree: An Anthology of Chinese Classical Music
Rounder, CD 1125
(Cantonese opera. Female vocal with two erhus, violin, qinqin [lute] and woodblocks.)

6. Ji Rong Huang: Rebirth of the Lovers
(Did you catch the reference to O Canada?)

7. Rui Shi Zhuo: Dream of Yesterday

8. Tea Harvest Dance
Arranged by Yong Sun

Tracks 6-8 (rec. Nov.-Dec. 1999)
Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble: Ji Rong Huang - erhu [Chinese violin], Yong Sun - dizi [flute], Vivian Xia - yangqin [hammered dulcimer], Zhi Min Yu - ruan [guitar], Ling Yang - pipa [lute], Mei Han - zheng [zither]
Transplanted Purple Bamboo
Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society, PB 001

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