Sounds of Ancient China
After seeing the ancient bells in the museum, our tour was entertained by these performers. Listen to the audio samples below.
The picture below shows three performers. Using hammers, one plays smaller bells on the left frame. Using a wooden pole, one plays the large bells in the center front. And to his left and on the opposite side of the frame (almost out of sight) is another playing the medium bells with hammers.
The performance included dancers, and other instruments like the Pai Xiao (pan flute) and the Guzheng. (Chinese Zither)
Listen with good headphones or audio system to hear the big bells rattle your bones.
Guzheng Chinese Zither
Pai Xiao flute