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TIBETAN
BUDDHIST
RITES
FROM THE
MONASTERIES
OF BHUTAN

$19

Released by Sub Rosa.

TIBETAN BUDDHIST RITES FROM THE
MONASTERIES OF BHUTAN

Recorded by John Levy.
140 minutes.

$19

 


More than 140 minutes of the most powerful Tibetan music ever recorded!

John Levy, an englishman in Bhutan early seventies Released by Lyrichord in mid-70', all the people who have listen to these vinyls know that it doesn't exist something more powerful, more prodigious and pure than them. John Levy was a london ethnomusicologist who took refuge in tibetan buddhism. So he had all the possibilities to record - with his nagra-stereo - all the rituals (even the most sacred). What is discovered here is unique and far behond all what was done after that. All the material is fully remastered.

The great power of the rituals of the Drupka and Nyingmapa Order On the first volume, a double cd with extented notes, Rituals of the Drupka Order, the primary instrument is the long golden trumpet, along with various drums and percussion and a deep droning bass. Rather than soothingly meditative, the music can be a bit dissonant to Western ears. Chanted and played by 76 Lamas and Monks with long trumpets, shawms, cymbals, drums and other Tibetan instruments in sacred temples. 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 collection, with extensive liner notes, photographs, and musical. illustrations by John Levy.


$19

 

Track List
CD - 1
1
In Praise of Genyen
2
Offering of Golden Drink
3
Exhortation to the Guardian Goddess of Long Life
4
Long Trumpets: Throat Ornament
5
Long Trumpets: Two Notes Prolonged
6
Invitation to Gonpo
7
Petition to Chakchen
8
Invoking Tshetro's Blessings
9
Supplication to the Buddhas
10
Aspiration to Be Reborn in the Western Paradise
11
Petition to Dramer
12
Prayer for Lama's Long Life
13
Large Mani-Wheel with Mantra
14
Rite to Cure Disease:
Nuns, Punkha, Pt. 1
15
Rite to Cure Disease:
Nuns, Punkha, Pt. 2
16
Rite to Cure Disease:
Nuns, Punkha, Pt. 3
17
Processional Music:
Tibetan Shawms
18
Processional Music:
Shawms and Percussion
19
Long Trumpets:
Auspicious Ending
20
Peling Shachham (Deer Dance)
21
Dramitse Ngachham
(The Drum Dance of Dramitse)
22
Lama Norbu Guamtsho, Pt. 1
23
Lama Norbu Guamtsho, Pt. 2
24
Ritual Dedicated to Padma Sambhava
CD - 2
1
Entreaty to the
Three Buddha-Bodies
2
Invitation to Padma Sambhava
3
Rise Up, Padma
4
Words of Prayer
5
Tibetan Shawms
6
Myule Drelwa, Calling Down of Deities to Subjugate Evil Spirit
7
Part of Junbeb,
The Coming/Down of Grace
8
Monks in Procession Playing Portable Instruments
9
Dramnyen Choshe, Song of Offering, With Lute (Dramnyen)
10
Dramnmyen Choshe,
Chorus Only,
Song in Praise of Chinese Silk
11
Monks, a Clown, Crowds, Pt. 1
12
Monks, a Clown, Crowds, Pt. 2
13
And Instruments
14
End of Festival, with Temple Bell, Drums and Trumpets
15
Wandering Ascetic
16
(Manip) Chanting a Milarepa Poem and a Mantra
17
Cymbals (Silnyen) Played Solo
18
Cross-Flute (Zurlim), Folk Song from E. Bhutan
19
Another Manip Chanting Milarepa Poem
20
First Manip as Storyteller

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