The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove were a group of Chinese scholars, poets, artists and musicians of the mid-3rd century AD who banded together to escape from the hypocrisy and danger of the official world to a life of drinking wine, playing music and writing verse in the country. Their retreat was typical of the Taoist-oriented ch'ing-t'an ("pure conversation") movement that advocated freedom of individual expression and as much as possible, escape from extremely corrupt politics. Their ideal consisted in following their impulses and acting spontaneously. Their outstanding collective characteristic was their sensitivity to the beauties of nature.

 

Chinese Folk Music

(Note - Click on the following links to listen to the MIDI samples, but remember, these are only humble MIDI files, and MIDI files will sound different on different systems depending upon your software and sound card.)

Solo Instrument

Two Clouds
The Horse Of Deep Violet Like Sandalwood Flowers
To The Western Border
White Peak Of The Sand Dune
Moon Reflected In Two Fountains
The Hat With A Spiral Ornament
A Cubit Of Sandalwood
Winter Jasmine
Flower Drum Song
Harvest Song
White Peony
The Bend Of The Source
I Ask for Peace
Dance Of A Golden Snake
The Black Horse
The Chest With Golden Wings
Crystal Cup
The Dun Horse With A White Back
Fruit Trees
Two Golden Bracelets
A Golden Beam
In The Season Of Spring
The Joking Mind
The Song Of The Lama
Yellow Bay Horse
Table With The Carved Shape Of Eight Lions
By The Top Of The Mountain
Wisdom Of The Old Sage
The Piebald Horse
The Reward
Rich Young Man
Beautiful Lake
The Scales With Silver Weights
Sand Dunes
Snow On The Mountain Pass
The Source
Twenty Camels
Chimes At Night
Dark Brown Horse
Down The Course Of The Years
Flying A Kite
Winter Jasmine
New Years Eve


Sheet Music
(Available August 1, 2005)

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