Duration 72’ 08”
BEL CD 006. (CD only) £10
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(post & packing extra in the UK - £2 First Class Recorded Delivery)
THE WAY OF THE BOWLS
WITHIN THE PETALS OF THE ROSE
TREASURE OF THE MOUNTAIN (8 mins) – An invocation to the beings of sound to join us, the title for this piece is taken from the painting of the same name by Professor Nicholas Roerich (see below) and is envisaged as a representation in sound of the journey taken by the eye as it encounters this beautiful painting depicting the Mahatmas in their mountain retreat engulfed in the golden flames of pure fire from the sacred Chalice of the Heart - portrayed through sound using some huge gongs, Tibetan Ting-shag (small cymbals) and mostly through the wonderfully magical sounds of the Singing Bowls. Although a comparatively short piece, we are quickly transported into the magical realm of the singing bowls where time is transcended and we begin to catch a glimpse of the Voice of the Silence.
To listen (ending of piece) click HERE For more on how the music relates to the painting click HERE
THE WAY OF THE BOWLS (44 mins) which begins with the beautiful-sounding 12th century Tibetan Heart Chakra bowl which leads us out into an expansive section for stroked bowls leading to a mystical climax of water bowls with bowed Ting-shag over. The entire piece consists of around 45 minutes of unique Tibetan Singing Bowl music utilising many playing techniques and sound-textures found within Frank's rare collection of over 150 of these ancient, sacred instruments and closing with the beautiful 'overtone' choir. The composition takes the form of a walk around the garden of the bowls with a motif representing the pathway repeated between each section starting with a section for stroked bowls, followed by a family of Yang bowls, then we meet a choir of stroked Yang bowls, leading to a group of struck Yin bowls and ending with the overtone choir with small Yang bowls. With such a long track of bowls played with great sensitivity, we are encouraged to enter more fully into the magical realm of the Singing Bowls. This track is very ennobling and also aura strengthening. Something of a favourite with therapists who use it to accompany their healing work.
In addition to these two tracks featured on the cassette release, this CD includes the new piece WITHIN THE PETALS OF THE ROSE a further 21 minutes of Tibetan Bowl music only this time focusing upon the Healing side of their uniquely potent sounds (To find out more about Frank's sound healing work click HERE ) Two very deep, powerful bowls play continuously throughout the entire piece with their first 7 minutes being accompanied by two Solar Plexus bowls, whilst the following 7 minutes features the rich and warm-sounding Heart Chakra bowls and ending with Throat Chakra bowls for the last seven minutes. Over and above all of this is a spacey and gentle improvisation upon selected bowls. This track is an excellent follow-up after a sound healing session; otherwise its deep and slow tones are very helpful for deep relaxation or stress relief. With the focus upon the Solar Plexus, Heart, and Throat Chakras it provides an excellent all-round resonant healing field. Frank has been researching sound therapy since 1968 whilst he has developed his own unique form of sound healing using the Singing Bowls of Tibet since 1994. Therapists also enjoy working alongside the sounds on this track.
Two colour photographs taken by Oliver Nares in the Studio of Musicalfresco at the time of Recording The Singing Bowls of Tibet in 1997.
Unlike the cassette tape ‘The Singing Bowls of Tibet’ listed below, the CD version has no speech whatsoever – simply 72 minutes of deeply peaceful and magical Tibetan Singing Bowl music!
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 2: -
PATH TO SHAMBHALA
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 3: -
ANCIENT TIBETAN INITIATION BOWLS
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 4: -
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 5: -
LEGEND OF SHAMBHALA
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 6: -
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 7: -
HIMALAYAN STUDIES 1
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 8: -
HIMALAYAN STUDIES 2
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 9: -
HIMALAYAN STUDIES 3
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 10: -
HIMALAYAN STUDIES 4
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 11: -
HIMALAYAN STUDIES 5
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 12: -
DEEP HEALING (PEACE)
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 13: -
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 14: -
WAY OF THE BOWLS
And to read Frank's articles on the Singing Bowls of Tibet click HERE
Photograph of Frank and his bowls taken by Esther James in 1993.
Treasure of the Mountain
by the Russian artist Professor Nicholas Roerich (1874- 1947) by kind permission of the Roerich Museum, New York.
A reproduction of this painting is available from The Roerich Museum, New York.
are a number of articles upon the Singing Bowls of Tibet by Frank - check out
by clicking on title below
by clicking on title below
Tibetan Singing Bowls.
Duration 100’ Cassette only. £8
THIS CASSETTE IS PRETTY WELL DELETED AT PRESENT WITH NONE IN STOCK. ALL CASSETTE SALES HAVE DWINDLED TO VIRTUALLY NOTHING. THE TEXT PART OF THIS TAPE IS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE AS THE ARTICLE THE SINGING BOWLS OF TIBET (CLICK HERE FOR LINK) WHILST THE TWO PIECES OF MUSIC ARE INCLUDED ON THE ABOVE CD VERSION OF THIS RELEASE.
Here we have 100 minutes of Frank's music and wisdom. Side A begins with a 7-minute invocatory piece: - TREASURE OF THE MOUNTAIN with huge gongs and the wonderfully magical sounds of the Singing Bowls. The bowls are then used to illustrate an in-depth talk on their many aspects, answering all of those frequently asked questions. Side B: - THE WAY OF THE BOWLS begins with a very short spoken meditation on the Heart Chakra which leads us out into around 45 minutes of unique Tibetan Singing Bowl Music utilising many playing techniques and sound-textures found within Frank's rare collection of over 150 of these ancient, sacred instruments and closing with the beautiful 'overtone' choir.
Listening to these powerfully charged bowl sounds has a purifying, ennobling, and very strengthening effect upon the whole aura. Frank began using Tibetan ritual instruments in his music in 1973. Apart from being a definitive cassette version of Frank’s workshops, it was also the long-awaited tape of Frank's Tibetan Singing Bowl Music!
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