|The Tang Dynasty is said to be one of
the peaks of artistic accomplishment in China.
These songs are all from Chinese poets of that period. They include Li Po, Wang Wei,
Po Chu-I, Han Shan and Meng Hao-Jan.
The style of poetry is straight forward, simple, and short.
For example: Bamboo Grove House
Alone among bamboo, remote,
I sing my songs and pluck my lute.
Deep in the woods, where none can see,
The bright moon comes to shine on me.
These poems have been rendered into English verse by Kenneth L. Patton.
There are 18 Songs, with the topics divided into three groups: Nature, Reflections, and Friendship
Songs from the Chinese for solo voice and guitar
Note: the Guitar part is for a Classical Guitar
Songs from the Chinese for solo voice and piano
On Hearing Chun Play his Lute
Joy of Fields and Gardens
The Rapids by the Luans
Bamboo Grove House
From a Maid to her Far Away Lover
Free Flowing Water
A Poem on Wine
Waiting for my friend Ting
My Chun-Nan Retreat
A Night with a Friend