Tag: Chinese music

Nostalgic Pipa Music: Story About the Beauty Who Brought Peace to China | Musical Moments

Title: On the Frontier Pipa Performance: Jia Ge Arrangement: Jia Ge Orchestration: Jia Ge Mixing: Joseph Ma “On the Frontier” is an ancient pipa song. The music expresses nostalgia and sadness, depicting Wang Zhaojun’s longing for her homeland, and her grief, melancholy, and sadness. Wang Zhaojun was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China….


Quiet and Melodious Original Song ‘History Retrieved in a Compassionate Glimpse’: Responding to Resentment and Grievance in History | Musical Moments

Song title: History Retrieved in a compassionate glimpse. Composer: Joseph Ma, Yuu Ay Arrangement: Yuu Ay Orchestration: Yuu Ay Mixing: Yuu Ay In the flow of history, many difficult issues have accumulated. Because there is no way to let them go, the subtle predestined bond is entangled into an inextricable knot. However, in the long…


Beautiful Pipa Music: Refreshing, Peaceful, and Joyful

Title: Gratitude Composer: Jia Ge Pipa performance: Jia Ge Arrangement: Jia Ge Orchestration: Jia Ge Mixing: Joseph Ma Gratitude is a beautiful quality and state of mind. The composer wanted to express gratitude through this piece—grateful to the Creator for creating the cosmos, giving infinite vitality to all things in the world, and allowing all…


Elegant, Tranquil, Fantastic, and Beautiful Chinese Pipa Music | Musical Moments

“Ancient Melody of Yingzhou” is an important pipa score in modern times. It combines the strength and majesty of the northern school pipa with the graceful softness of the southern school pipa, forming an elegant, tranquil, fantastic, and beautiful music style.   The “Ancient Melody of Yingzhou” performed by Vivian Liu consists of the following…


Transported Back in Time to Ancient China With Cheerful Melody

“Entertaining Peace” is a popular Cantonese music masterpiece. It presents the scenes during a time period of peace and prosperity, when people are happy and delightful. During the 1930s, which was the time of the Republic of China, the Guangzhou area had a relatively stable peaceful period, which gave people a cheerful atmosphere, and people…


‘Spring Dance’: After Experiencing the Cold Winter, People Welcome the Arrival of Spring With Joy

The composer uses Chinese and Western instruments to express the transformation from winter to spring. After experiencing the cold winter, people welcome the arrival of spring with joy. Boys and girls sing and dance, and the gongs and drums echo loudly to celebrate the arrival of the new year, hoping that it would bring happiness…


The Last Battle of a Great Hero in Chinese History

“The Hegemon-King Doffs His Armor” is a well-known piece of traditional military pipa music that depicts the battle of Gaixia. The protagonist of piece is Xiang Yu, the Hegemon-King of the Chu state. He is the loser of the battle, so the music is dull and tragic. The music emphasizes the heroic tragedy of Xiang Yu,…


Beautiful, Relaxing, and Healing Music | Xiao and Bamboo Flute | Instrumental Music Collection

All songs are composed and performed by Guohua Chen. The xiao is an ancient Chinese instrument thought to have developed from a simple end-blown flute used by the Qiang people of Southwest China during ancient times. In the oral traditions of the Xiao, practitioners and poets say its sound resembles the sweetness of the phoenix’s…


Finding Simplicity Through a Journey of the Majestic Emerald Hills | Musical Moments

This piece depicts a traveler who discovers a hidden beautiful land during his journey. When he steps in, he is greeted by a vast expanse of mountains and rivers. There is a small number of people at the foot of different mountains, each living a pristine and simple life. In this journey, there is sadness…


Moving Melody Played on Xiao: Greetings From the Wanderer Thousands of Miles Away | Musical Moments

A wanderer, in pursuit of the truth and to avoid persecution, left his hometown. He misses his elderly parents and relatives living thousands of miles away. Composer and xiao (Chinese flute) performer Guohua Chen expresses the wanderer’s longing for his homeland and his relatives with his low, graceful, and thoughtful Xiao sound. At the same…