Friday, January 11, 2008

Japanese Folk Melodies


Tumblewords: said...

Superb! The music is calming, the photos are glorious - love it!

Chrissie said...

Mmmm, so restful :-) I really like the bird in flight and shaking the rain off. Wonderful!

Q said...

Dear sue,
Jean-Pierre Rampal is one of my favorite musicians. This piece is called, Yamada:AKA Tombo (Red Dragonfly) from his 1980 release "Japanese Folk Melodies".
I have this album on vinal and on cd. I love the way he plays the flute.
I have been excited to share this piece. Glad you enjoyed it.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
Listening to the Japanese and Chinese influenced music in January is very wonderful. The simple beauty speaks to me.
I was tickled to get the Cardinal shaking off the rain. Today it is sunny and almost warm.
Glad you liked today's slide show.
Have a relaxing weekend.

Sandy said...

Glorious! The music is so soothing and the photos were sheer poetry!

Anonymous said...

Simply wonderful. Q you're a woman with some amaazing talents!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Very Nice. It seems like I have heard this piece before?? The flute works so well with the birds flitting around (in my mind).

Q said...

Dear Sandy,
Each month my husband brings up the music that goes with the different cultures we study. Some months I study an instrument. I also like to have different foods. I may not be able to travel to Asia this year but I can enjoy a wee bit of these ancient cultures.
So glad you enjoyed the slide show. It is wonderful to be able to share the backyard birds and also the music I love.

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
Thank you!
Slide shows are very fun. I am tickled you get to watch them now at home.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Jean-Pierre Rampal was a famous French flutist. I think these folk songs are famous too. I also thought the flute and the birds worked well together. I think this piece would work well with dragonflies and butterflies too.
I am starting to miss the butterflies.

Naturegirl said...

A glorious quiet start to my morning!! Thank you! hugs aNNa xoxo

smilnsigh said...

Dear Sherry, thank you so much for telling me that you will follow my link and visit Merisi.

I just know that you will find it a lovely place to stop by. Beauty and quiet, to calm the senses. Like your blogs are...

And thank you for another lovely entry, here! I love a flute.


Q said...

Dear anna,
So glad you enjoyed this. I am listening the cd right now.
I find these melodies very calming and inspiring.

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
Merisi's journal is lovely. Thank you for sharing her site. I enjoyed looking at her photos and reading about her city. The poems she uses are very inspiring too.
Glad you liked this post. I too love the flute.

Anonymous said...

thank you for leaving a comment on my blog..
I deeply care about our environment and what we leave behind for our children and grandchildren.
cheers Gisela
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
(Margaret Mead)

Q said...

Dear Gisela,
I also care deeply for Mother Nature. Reading about your work is comforting! Knowing there are like minded people working to clean the water-ways fills me with hope.
I have a little pond near by I have begun to care for. Picking up litter is one way I can help keep the world a little bit tidier!
I also continue living the Organic life. Being one with nature and planting native to my area helps to create habitat for birds and bugs right in my backyard.
There are so many ways we can be good stewards.
Thank you for your work.

Sprite said...


Dear Beautiful One,

This lovely, artful and very calming slide show filled my heart with happiness. The music is so beautiful, I just loved it!

Thank you so much for continuing to give so much of yourself. You are appreciated and loved beyond words!


Q said...

Dear Sprite,
I am so glad you enjoyed this slide show! Your words brought tears to my eyes! Thank you...
I do not want the slide shows to become ho-hum...
Thank you so much for your love and light.