Jing XianIn Chinese cosmology, much like in ancient Greek mythology, the heavens and earth are distinct and far apart, yet may be traversable at significant moments. As Grand Descent of the Deities begins, the sound of the gong brings us to a heavenly realm replete with divine beings. They answer a call from the Creator to descend with him to the world, evoked by the descending lines of the woodwinds and harp. Their time on earth is a glorious one, both culturally and morally. Delicate string melodies contrast with powerful percussion beats as the male and female nobles of a new dynasty promenade.