BUDDHIST MUSIC FROM HUE
> Khai Kinh, opening of the sacred texts
Monde de la Musique : SHOCK!
Venerable Thuong toa Thich Tu Phuong, master of ceremony
Venerable Tuhuong toa Thich Thanh Lien
Venerable Dai duc Thich Giac Dao
Venerable Dai duc Thich Khe Vien
Venerable Dai duc Thich Phuoc Chanh
Nguyen ding Van, drums trong vo and trong cai
Tran Thao, fiddle nhi and oboe ken
Nguyen huu Phuoc, oboe ken and flute sao
In the Buddhist tradition of Hue (Centre of Vietnam), during the great ceremonies, prayers and chants performed by the monks are accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. The voices mingle with the religious instruments, wooden slit drum, bells, cymbals and oboes, flute, fiddles and royal ceremonial drums, in a moving and impressive oratorio of praise to Buddha and Boddhisatvas. This CD presents psalmodies and singing of the holy books with musical accompaniment, recorded during the Ceremony of the opening of the sacred texts (Khai Kinh) which took place at the Kim Tien Pagoda, in Hué.