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Tibetan Buddhist Rites from the Monasteries of Bhutan, Volume III CD

Tibetan Buddhist Rites from the Monasteries of Bhutan, Volume III CD

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"The third album in the epic Lyrichord Tibetan barbecue delivers some majestic examples of music typical of this genre as well as tantalizing tidbits that are much less familiar to these collections, of which the Lyrichord anthology represents one of the major sets...These pieces are some of the jewels of this collection"
All Music Guide

Bhutan - closest neighbor and sole heir to the mighty civilization and traditions of Tibet. These are the extraordinary recordings of the temple rituals and sacred ceremonies of the monks of Bhutan.
Recorded in the great monasteries by John Levy, this four CD set represents possibly the most extensive and important recorded documents of Tibetan ceremonial music ever undertaken! Invited by the king of Bhutan, Levy was afforded every facility for recording monastic music in the principal dzongs (great fort-like monasteries) of the Nyingmapa Order. The ethereal Polytonal throat chanting, the long trumpets, shawms and percussion instruments, the processional music and spectacular mask dances, Tibetan and Bhutanese secular songs and poems, all reproduced with incredibly sonic fidelity! A truly remarkable series, complete with four compact discs and extensive liner notes, photographs, and musical illustrations by John Levy.

Volume Three features the subjugation of an evil spirit, the incredible sound of monks in procession playing portable monastic instruments, a dramnyen (lute) solo by one of the chief Abbots' bodyguards, mystical poems by Milarepa sung by wandering ascetics, as well as other vocal and instrumental musical expressions of these fascinating people! Includes extensive detailed original liner notes, photos and musical illustrations by John Levy.

Tracks:
1. Nyule Drelwa [live] performed by Nyimalug Monks - 10:18
2. End of Jinjeb [live] performed by Nyimalug Monks - 3:09
3. Untitled [live] performed by Nyimalug Monks - 5:19
4. Dramnyen Chozhe (Song of Offering) performed by Nyimalug Monks - 3:52
5. Dramnyen Chozhe (Song of Offering): Verse 3 - In Praise of Chinese Silk performed by Nyimalug Monks - 1:24
6. Jampai Lhakhang Drup: Monks, Clown and public enjoyment performed by Nyimalug Monks - 2:07
7. Jampai Lhakhang Drup: Monks, Clown and public enjoyment performed by Nyimalug Monks - 2:04
8. Jampai Lhakhang Drup: Spirited Chanting by monks performed by Nyimalug Monks - 2:04
9. Jampai Lhakhang Drup: End of the Festival performed by Nyimalug Monks - 2:42
10. Jampai Lhakhang Drup: Manip performed by Nyimalug Monks - 5:33
11. Jampai Lhakhang Drup: Vajra Guru Mantra performed by Nyimalug Monks - 17:12
12. Jampai Lhakhang Drup: Silnyen performed by Nyimalug Monks - 47:26
13. Jampai Lhakhang Drup: Surlim performed by Nyimalug Monks - 2:12
14. Jampai Lhakhang Drup: Manip performed by Nyimalug Monks - 2:34
15. The Manip as a Reciter of Historical Poems performed by Dorje Rinchen - 1:41

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