Sounding Vessels

 

Track 2: Orchesographie-The Departure

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Sounding Vessels

Story

Dan Trung Bamboo Xylophones are used in Asian Hill tribe musics during ritual and ceremony to help call and influence spirits of the forest bringing prosperity, well being and safety. Hmong musicians in particular use the Dan Trung for Tree spirits and improvise widely upon them to represent the natural flow of life. "The Departure" is played on a piccolo and bass Dan Trung as an offering to the plant spirits for safe departure.