You're hearing part of the traditional
"Anthem of Parents" sung by the Beijing Angelic Choir from their recent
CD, "The Jasmine Flower." China is the source of the oldest text-book
for young people -- a series of examples of commendable behavior, taken from Confucian
teachings, about the respect that children should show to their parents and ancestors.
Along with honoring their ancestral heritage on this lovely collection, this amazing
group of young singers also shows how much sheer fun exists in that music. Here,
for instance, they come galloping over the steppes in the spirited Mongolian song
"Eight Firey Horses":
Copyright © 2002, John Cech
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Monday, 28-Oct-2002 21:04:14 EST