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The Great Wall of China / Canadian Brass

Album Summary

>Traditional, Chinese : Raise Your Veil
>Traditional, Chinese : Purple Bamboo Melody
>Sun, Yiqiang : The Moon Represents My Heart, song
>Traditional, Chinese : The Bird of Youth (Xinjiang)
>Traditional, Armenian : Little Swallow
>Jing, Sha : The Shepherd Girl
>Traditional, Chinese : Moonlit Night at the Flowery River in Spring, for pipa
>Traditional, Chinese : Tibetan Plateau
>Traditional, Chinese : Catching Butterflies While Picking Tea
>Traditional, Chinese : Nan Ni Wan
>Traditional, Chinese : Childhood
>Traditional, Chinese : Gongxi Gongxi Ni (Congratulations)
>Luting, He : The Limpid Eyes of a Lady, song (from the film A Strange Case of Ancient Tower)
>Traditional, Chinese : Youth Dance
>Traditional, Chinese : Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon
>Traditional, Chinese : Song of the Guerrillas
>Traditional, Chinese : The Jasmine Flower, traditional melody ("Mo Li Hwa")
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Notes & Reviews:

Canadian Brass have earned the distinction of being 'the world's most famous brass group,' a legacy that began when they become the first chamber group to perform on the main stage of Carnegie Hall in 1979, and continues to this day. "The Great Wall of China" is the new album from one of classical music's most popular ensembles, a recording that breaks into new territory both musically and culturally.

in 1977, as China emerged from the Cultural Revolution, Canadian Brass arrived in Beijing for a concert tour that was part of a cultural exchange. They were the first Western musicians to visit the country since Western music & art were banned in May 1966. The experience was the inspiration for this album that features the world famous ensemble performing arrangements of some of China's most popular songs.

In addition to maintaining a heavy international touring schedule for 40 years, the Canadian Brass have sold well over 2 million albums worldwide - with 1.2 million sold in the Nielsen Soundscan era alone - and continue to score Billboard chart positions: Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute America spent 8 weeks in the Top 25 on the billboard Classical chart during the summer of 2010, peaking at #2.

In 2010, half a BILLION people tuned in to Canadian Brass appearance on Hunan TV that featured two songs - Mo Li Hua and Song of the Guerillas - that appear on 'The Great Wall of China'.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios.



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>Traditional, Chinese : Raise Your Veil
  • Ensemble: Canadian Brass
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Purple Bamboo Melody
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.

>Sun, Yiqiang : The Moon Represents My Heart, song
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Chinese : The Bird of Youth (Xinjiang)
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.

>Traditional, Armenian : Little Swallow
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Jing, Sha : The Shepherd Girl
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Moonlit Night at the Flowery River in Spring, for pipa
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Tibetan Plateau
  • Performer: Canadian Brass (Voice)
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Catching Butterflies While Picking Tea
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Nan Ni Wan
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Raise Your Veil
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Childhood
  • Performer: Chris Coletti (Trumpet)
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Gongxi Gongxi Ni (Congratulations)
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.

>Luting, He : The Limpid Eyes of a Lady, song (from the film A Strange Case of Ancient Tower)
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1936

>Traditional, Chinese : Youth Dance
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Chinese : Song of the Guerrillas
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : The Jasmine Flower, traditional melody ("Mo Li Hwa")
  • Notes: Christ Church Deer Park; OPRS Studios
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.