A thousand-year-old "symphony"

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In March, another national event will bloom in Zhengzhou. The 2022 China Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Annual Conference will be held in Zhengzhou from March 21 to 24.
There are 6 national intangible cultural heritages in Zhengzhou, do you know which ones are there?
The lingering sound lingers around the beam for three days.” - Music is a common hobby of human beings and brings people a pleasant spiritual enjoyment. There is an ancient Chaohua Temple on the banks of the Weishui River in Xinmi, Zhengzhou, and it still retains the ancient temple with a history of more than 1,500 years. The legacy of ancient times "superhua blowing songs".

Ancient "symphony", magical!

As one of the six national intangible cultural heritage projects in Zhengzhou, "Chaohua Blowing Song" is the only music performance skill among them.
Chaohua blowing song is mainly played by the pipe, supplemented by sheng, flute, and xiao, plus percussion, rhythm, drum, cymbal, hand hairpin, gong, cymbal, chime, cloud gong, etc. It is an important ancient symphonic instrumental music in my country. play form.

A thousand-year-old

A thousand-year-old

What is striking is that there is a brass pipe in the singing team that has been preserved for more than 300 years. Its sound quality is beautiful, crisp and loud, which is rare among similar instruments. The tube is thick on the top and thin on the bottom, and the reed whistle is pronounced. Even though it is a simple brass pipe, the pitches produced are obviously different depending on the amount of blowing force in the mouth when playing. The copper pipes are smooth and smooth, and the sound holes are dented by fingers to record the stories of each generation.

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The legacy of thousands of years of advocacy has been inherited from generation to generation in the Central Plains, and it still reverberates on the banks of the Yellow River. Chaohua blowing songs allows people after a thousand years to taste the magical culture with local characteristics and reproduce the wonderful rhythm of ancient court music.

A thousand-year-old

A thousand-year-old

"National intangible cultural heritage", "living fossil of ancient Chinese music", unique musical instruments, unique musical score recording methods... These unique elements have preserved the original style of ancient Chinese music, which is a national tradition. An extremely rare treasure in culture.
On September 2, 2013, Xinmi "Chaohua Blowing Song", known as the ancient fossil of Chinese music, appeared at the International Military Music Festival on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. This Moscow Military Music Festival lasted for 8 days. Theatrical performance, and "Super Hua Blowing Song" makes an exception to perform every day.

Inheriting the ancient rhythm, can be expected!

Among the "six arts" of ancient aristocrats, "music" ranks second, which shows that music occupies an important position in people's lives.
"There is no music in Xunyang, and the sound of silk and bamboo is not heard all the year round." Bai Juyi also expressed his helplessness and dissatisfaction that he could not hear music in "Pipa Xing".

A thousand-year-old

Protecting the ancient rhythm of the millennium, making the ancient symphony shine again, and inheriting the excellent national culture and wisdom of China, "Chaohua Playing Songs" has a long way to go.
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Involving musical instruments

Guanzi (pinyin: guǎn zi) is a wind instrument. In ancient China, it was called "筚篥" or "Luguan". Its structure consists of three parts: the whistle, the intruder and the cylindrical body.
Xiao (pinyin: xiāo), divided into dongxiao and qinxiao. And because the flute has a hole, it is different from the pan flute without a hole, so it is called "dongxiao". The xiao has a long history, the sound is round and soft, quiet and elegant, suitable for solo and ensemble. It is generally made of bamboo with blow holes at the top.
Sheng (pinyin: shēng) is one of the oldest musical instruments in China. It is the earliest instrument in the world to use free reeds, and it is also the originator of most existing reed instruments in the world.
Yunluo (pinyin: yún luó), which appeared in the Tang Dynasty and became popular in the Yuan Dynasty, is a percussion instrument used by the Han, Tibetan, Mongolian, Manchu, Naxi, Bai, Yi and other ethnic groups. The ancient name Yunzhe, also known as Yun'ao, is also known as Jiuyin Gong in the folk. Tibetans call it Dingdong and Dingdang.
iao Gong (pinyin: xiǎo luó), named for its small size. Copper, round, about 22 cm in diameter, slightly raised in the center, not tied. When playing, use your left finger to hold the inner edge of the gong, and hold a thin wood chip in your right to strike the sound. Its sound is bright and crisp.

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