Various Artists, Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery Monks, Thupten Sephel, Thupten Gyaltsen, Thupten Samphel, Tomoko Sunazaki, Shanghai Conservatory Chinese Orchestra, Chong Du, Gaffar Hyder, Paul Horn, Gopal Krishnan, Wen-li Wang, Jian-dong Deng, David Parsons, Masayuki Koga, Gay Kagy, Elb Souders, G. S. Sachdev, Shanghai Film Chinese Orchestra, Yong-ji Wang, Trieu Tien Vuong, Hubei Song and Dance Ensemble, Xiancheng Peng, Xia Li, Junhua Chen, David Mingyue Liang, Pinpeat Ensemble, Mei-ye Ma, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, Bo Liu, Chhotelal Mishra, Hidetoshi Kobinata, Krishna Chakravarty, Northern Thai String Ensemble, Chiang Yuen Ensemble, Mahori Orchestra, The, Osamu Kitajima, Geoffrey Hales, Masakazu Yoshizawa, Weihe Yin, Pham Van Ty, Muse Orchestra, Paul Buckmaster, Takashi Kokubo, Sen Izumi, Stomu Yamash'ta & Gong-liang Cheng
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On this release, flautist Paul Horn steps into the timeless beauty of baroque music's most quietly appealing composers. Pachelbel, Bach and Palestrina are all represented, with Horn's focus on the extravagant beauty of the flute family, including the low, low sounds of the contrabass flute and combinations of c flute, alto flute and bass flute. Simple purity gives way to massive sonorities created by the three choirs of flutes used in one of Palestrina's motets. After moving through tracks from the 16th through 18th centuries, the album closes with three of the motets written in 1960 by the late Maurice Duruflé. Paul Horn's music has been heard in virtually every corner of the globe — a partial list of his recordings takes up no less than 13 pages in his fine autobiography, Inside Paul Horn. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats, Rovi