TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS VOLUME 14:
WAY OF THE BOWLS (2007) 78:20
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#1 On Wings of Beauty. (30-3-2007) (11:12)
This is something of a communion with the Air spirits. Featuring Drilbu (Tibetan Buddhist hand bells) stroked and swung. A lively water bowl joins at the opening and then a slow gong crescendo with some struck gongs and then Jump bowls appear with some low bowls under and then a choir of ululated bowls at the end.
#2 The Way of Beauty. (31-3-2007) (10:06)
An ululated bowl opens this piece leading to a section of low bowls played slowly punctuated with more appearances of ululated bowls leading to a rain gong and then a swirling passage played on gongs and cymbals ending with a chord on Petalumines (invented by Frank).
#3 Sacred Mount Kailas. (30-3-2007) (2:54)
This short piece begins with the sound of a pair of Conch Shell trumpets (hand-made by myself). Throughout the duration of this short piece a choir of Drilbu sound - being stroked - whilst emerging from out of this sea of sound arise majestic gongs representative of the Sacred Mount Kailas.
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#4 Christmas Blessing from the Master of the Star brotherhood. (30-3-2007) (22:40)
A choir of some 12 Jump bowls begin this piece and then a slow gong crescendo - rising and falling - leaving the choir of Jump bowls alone with bowed water bowls superimposed above this fading aleatoric passage. A short period played on a harmonic choir of bowls leads to a section featuring Yang bowls and Ting-shag (Tibetan invocation/meditation cymbals) and ending with a section on five medium-sized singing bowls to which an ever-growing number of Yin bowls are added.
#5 Processional of the Ancient Sages. (2-3-2006) (4:41)
Another appearance of a choir of Jump bowls this time punctuated with Ting-shag followed by a rhythmical section played upon a set of Tuned Symphonic gongs with a slow crescendo and decrescendo with the tolling of an antique Chinese horizontal gong beneath and closing with water bowls over it all.
#6 Transforming Power of the Light in the Heart. (30-3-2007) (26:47)
Another long piece this time opening with a set of bowls that play well together (like notes around a floating chord) and then higher bowls being stoked enter leading to a section of stroked bowls with bowed bowls over. This is followed by a section on bowls featuring high harmonic overtones stroked gongs then appear hovering over a drilbu choir. This is followed by pulsing bowls then the PAISTE Sun Gong leads us into a rich aleatoric section with water bowl choir and rain-sticks with bowed PAISTE Tuned Discs over the top.
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