[CD] Embroidering Melodies - Daniel Ho and The Suzhou Masters

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[CD] Embroidering Melodies - Daniel Ho and The Suzhou Masters

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A deeply moving embroidery of southern Chinese music embellished with Western accents…a musical landscape by six-time Grammy® Award-winner Daniel Ho. This integration of Eastern music with Western aesthetic shines on many levels, and four new compositions add to the brilliance of these elements.

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Each beautifully presented album comes with an extensive full-color booklet, written in both Chinese & English. The booklet includes:

  • complete album credits

  • bios and photos for each musician

  • contextual notes and musical instrument credits for each song

  • Producer’s note from Daniel

Composer, producer, and ‘ukulele maestro Daniel Ho has produced many innovative crossover albums. This time, he visits the water towns of southern China and thoughtfully weaves ‘ukulele, guitar, piano, and percussion like silk into classical Kunqu opera and Suzhou Pingtan melodies. Top-rate Pingtan musicians Yuan Xiaoliang, Chen Yong, Wang Jin, Mei Mengdi, Zhou Sanbo, Huang Feiyan, Shen Bin, and Yu Qun; Kunqu opera singers Zou Jianliang, Liu Yu, and Tang Xiaocheng; and instrumentalists Wang Hong, Hua Lei, Su Hanlu, and Helen Rees have come together to weave a diverse musical panorama.

TRACK LISTING

  1. Five Silken Threads (sheet music also available as an instant download)

  2. The Water Sleeves Waltz (sheet music also available as an instant download)

  3. Each Lovely Step

  4. Black Silk Robe

  5. Mountain of Pink Peach Blossoms

  6. Garden of Reveries (sheet music also available as an instant download)

  7. Along Willow-Lined Waterways (sheet music also available as an instant download)

  8. Viewing the Moon on Mid-Autumn Festival (from Legend of the White Snake)

  9. Thinking of Autumn

  10. Beautiful as Peach Blossoms

  11. Seeing Her Again (from Pearl Tower)

  12. Saying Goodbye to Liang Shanbo

Release date: 7/29/19