Birds paying homage to Phoenix -- an ecological symphonic poem in Suona art

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"Hundred-bird Pilgrimage to Phoenix" is a very representative suona famous music in Chinese traditional music culture. With its lively melody, rich and changeable skills and profound cultural connotation, it is widely circulated in the folk and is frequently played in various major celebrations and concerts, and is known as the "king of Suona".

Birds paying homage to Phoenix -- an ecological symphonic poem in Suona art

The music originated from China's ancient farming civilization, and its creation was inspired by the spectacular scene of hundreds of birds worshiping the phoenix in nature, symbolizing the beautiful vision of auspiciosity, harmony, and prosperity. With the suona as the main instrument, the song mimics the songs of various birds, and vividly presents the images of orioles, thrushes, magpies, pigeons and other birds, making people feel the vitality and harmony of nature in a vibrant forest.

"Hundred Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix" is very unique in artistic expression, fully demonstrating the broad range of suona, full of emotion and powerful expression. Players with superb skills, so that each kind of bird song is unique, sometimes jumping happily, sometimes melodious, to build a picture of a hundred birds singing together, dancing toward the phoenix of the grand picture.

In addition, "Hundred Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix" is not only a musical work depicting the natural ecology, but also reflects people's yearning for a better life and expectations for a harmonious society at a deeper level, and is an important carrier of the excellent traditional culture and national music spirit of China. Under the background of the new era, this famous suona music is full of new vitality, and has become a shining pearl in inheriting and developing Chinese traditional culture and carrying forward the art of national music.

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Suona (pinyin: suǒ nà) is a Chinese double-reed woodwind instrument. Also called Suannai, trumpet, advocacy. The traditional suona is composed of five parts: whistle, air card, intruder, rod and bowl.

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