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West Meets East: Chinese and Balinese Music

West Meets East: Chinese and Balinese Music

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.

Track Listing

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The Happy Spinning Workers Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 2:38
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102
Taiwan Suite Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 6:34
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103
Flying Kites Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 1:51
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104
In a Mountain Path Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 2:02
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105
Thunder in the Drought Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 4:16
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106
Spring Awakening on Mount Yangming Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 5:40
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Sekar Uled (Uled Flowers) Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 4:48
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202
Gineman Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 5:16
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203
Ngedeslemah (Sunrise) Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 3:55
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204
Margepati (Lion Dance) Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 8:13
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205
Kebyar-The Art of Love Northern Illinois University. Chinese Orchestra 5:15

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