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According to recent archaeological findings, ancient Chinese music was much more developed and sophisticated than is generally believed. Music had already been an important element in traditional ritualistic ceremonies during the Shang Dynasty (c. 1550-1111 BC), and it reached one of its greatest peaks during the Zhou Dynasty (c. 1111-222 BC).
It featured a great abundance of percussion instruments. There were also several wind instruments, but only a few zither-type string instruments were used. All the bowed string instruments and most of the plucked string instruments first came to China from Central Asia after the Han dynasty (202 BC-AD 219).
The Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) saw the first wave of musical influence from Central Asia, which was a very important epoch in the evolution of Chinese music. However, it was during the Song dynasty (AD 960-1279) that Chinese music reached its maturity.
01. Song-Poem By The General [0:03:52.71]
02. Golden Shake Dancing Wild [0:02:37.23]
03. The Lion Dance [0:04:19.39]
04. Festivity For Bumper Harvest With Gongs And Drums [0:06:30.48]
05. Destruction Of The Enemy's Formation By Lord Qin [0:07:49.35]
06. The Tiger Grinding His Teeth [0:03:31.48]
07. Trimphant Songs On The Returning Fishing Boats [0:08:50.62]
08. The Quarreling Ducks [0:04:03.54]
09. The Dragon Boat Race [0:03:34.68]
10. The Rolling Walnuts [0:04:07.30]
11. The Golden Pheasants Walking Out Of The Trees [0:05:09.12]
12. Rejoice For The Bumper Harvest [0:03:33.55]
13. Song-Poem By The General [0:07:12.52]