shenyun creations
Mongolian Bowls - 2017 Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
Shen Yun Compositions
D.F. / arr. JING XIANFrom a distance, an enchanting tune calls across the vast plains of northern Asia, inviting the weary traveler to pause for a respite. The call and response of erhu and cello imitate the Mongolian horsehead fiddle, beckoning Mongolian women from their yurts. It is customary for Mongolians to greet guests with a ceremonial dance of welcome, during which they balance steaming bowls of milk tea on top of their heads. Initially smooth melodic lines reflect their nomadic lifestyle and its connection with nature. Then, the tempo accelerates and the music crests, expressing the warmth of their heartfelt hospitality.