About the album
Alishan Mountain is located in Taiwan and famous for its compelling beauty of mountain scenery. Girls from Mountain Alishan is a popular local folk song from Alishan and the popularity of this song has turned Mt.Alishan into a prime tourist destination. Over the past decades, many popular folk songs of different nationalities of China have been transcribed into orchestral music as a way of an introduction to western orchestration. This orchestral version of Girls from Mountain Alishan is one of the encore hits of the CNSO. 2 Songtseyala by Ding Xiao Li Songtseyala is a concert piece for orchestra arranged by the late Chinese composer Ding Xiao Li. The music comes from a song called Song of a laundry girl written by Luo Nian Yi in the 1960s, who adopted a popular Tibetan folk song and set the different lyrics to it. The result was a nation-wide hit from the 1960s to 1980s, still very popular today among middleaged people. Less is more; this piece has nothing special but just repeats its beautiful and short melody at the joyful accompaniment of a dancing rhythm. Songtseyala is a new name borrowed from Tibetan, meaning something auspicious...
11Girls from Mt. Alishan
13Solioquy At Cold Mountain Temple
14Riddle Guessing Song
15Moon Reflection On the Twin Spring Lake
16Peacock Fans It's Tail
17Journey Beyond Xikou