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Mongolia - Living Music Of The Steppes

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21 track field-recorded compilation features instrumental music & songs of Mongolia, played on amankhuur (Mongolian harp), bishur (trumpet-shaped shawm), limbe (tranverse flute) & many other traditional instruments - the imagery of the music reflects the natural world, inc. songs about mountains, animals, trees, rivers & other subjects


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  1. Istrumental Ensemble. The Blue Silk Overcoat 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Bogino duu: A Leafy Tree 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Bogino duu: The River Of Uliastay 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Bogino duu: The Snow-Crowned Altai Mountains 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Urtin duu: The Hallowed Road 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Urtin duu: Sunder Mountain 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Song Of Praise: Altai Mountain Paean 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Morin Khuur Solo: Jonon Qara's Run 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Koomiy: Shiilen Boor 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Koomiy: Full Moon 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Amankhuur Solo: To Run Like Flowing Camel's Water 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Shudraga Solo: Copper And Steel 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Zuur Solo: The Flow Of The Eveen River0:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Khuuchir Ensemble Medley: Ayi Nan Ayi And Two Hearts 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Bishur Ensemble: Bishur Appeal 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Yatag Performance: A Beloved Otter-Colored Horse 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Morin Khuur Solo: Dungshang Googoo 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Urtin duu: Dugureng Zaan 2:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
19. Epic Poem: The Tale Of JangGar 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Mongolian Song From The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region: Oyrad Un daGuu 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Narrative: holboG-a 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 16, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music Of The Earth
  • Run Time: 58 minutes
  • ASIN: B000005BMD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #225,339 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Debra Jan Bibel TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 13, 2008
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The potential purchaser should know that this CD, originally of Japanese issue, is composed of fine field recordings of traditional instrumental and vocal music of Mongolians living in Mongolia and also Inner Mongolia, a province of China. The ethnomusicologist was Haruo Hasumi. The variety of selections provide an extensive introduction to the musical idioms of the region, with the chordal throat singing of khuumei; the morin kuur horse-head fiddle of cello range; the erh-hu-like khuuchir; the Mongolian banjo called a shraga; the yatag zither; and shawns and jew's harp. The performances are both folk and professional, solo and ensemble. This CD is an excellent choice to complement the CDs of professionally produced artists.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Christopher Coleman on September 2, 2007
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In putting together a programme of World Music for Hong Kong's public radio station RTHK Radio 4, I came across this CD and a CD of similar material released by Ocora, the Radio France recording company. Most Ocora recordings of world music are superior products, but in terms of the variety of Mongolian music, their CD fell far short. Living Music of the Steppes is a womderful product and far superior to Ocora's; it contains a wider variety of instruments, has both male and female singers, and has some truly astonishing and gorgeous examples of Tuvan throat singing. My favorites are a track of unaccompanied throat singing, a track of the Mongolian Jew's Harp, and a track with throat singing "accompanied" by the Mongolian 2-stringed fiddle in a heterophonic texture. This is a fantastic product, marred only slightly by programme notes that are a bit hard to follow in their organization. Nonetheless, a must have for all those interested in non-Western music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sierraseven on November 24, 2008
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Has a good selection of traditional and more modern Mongolian music. Sound quality good, liner notes interesting. A good introduction to different aspects of the music of this region.
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My husbands caregiver is from Mongolia. I have the privilege of interacting with her and her family. I have learned a few words of Mongolian. I play music. I wanted to sample the old music of Mongolia to get a flavor of the country. These are not modern Mongolian songs but old kind of folk music. I enjoy listening to the different selections on this CD. If we all took the time to understand other cultures, we might appreciate people other than ourselves and have less prejudices.
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I have at least a half-dozen Mongolian and Tuvan CDs. I'm certainly no expert, but this CD represents some wonderful, very traditional songs. I found some quite moving and wondered about the people who had sung them.
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