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Traditional music in China is played on solo instruments or in small ensembles of plucked and bowed stringed instruments, flutes, and various cymbals, gongs, and drums. The scale is pentatonic. Bamboo pipes and qin are among the oldest known musical instruments from China; instruments are traditionally divided into categories based on their material of composition: animal skins, gourd, bamboo, wood, silk, earth/clay, metal and stone. Chinese orchestras traditionally consist of bowed strings, woodwinds, plucked strings and percussion.

Han folk music thrives at weddings and funerals and usually includes a form of oboe called a suona and percussive ensembles called chuigushou. The mu ...
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FIELDS OF BAMBOO - (by Kevin Webster)  Year: 2012
Kevin Webster Gentle, expressive Chinese melody played by traditional ensemble. Featuring live bawu lead. Evokes images of China's landscape and culture, for film, TV or video game. Instrumental, Asian music, dramatic music, documentary. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
542717 2:36 Medium 105   
Variation (Extended Intro) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
551073 3:07 Medium 105   


RIVER WATER - (by Zhou Yu)  Year: 2002
Zhou Yu Chinese erhu, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
67344 8:23 Slow   


CREPPY Z (REPRISE ) - (by Jack Hsu)  Year: 2009
Jack Hsu Bold traditional Chinese track featuring exotic Chinese violin. Elegant, exotic, festive and lively. Playful, beautiful traditional Chinese music. Haunting melody, delicate and soulful, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
384702 1:17 Med Fast 135   


SINGING ON THE FISHER BOATS AT DUSK - (by Pan Jing Ensemble)  Year: 2002
Pan Jing Ensemble Classical Chinese Folk Music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
66398 6:06 Fast 159   


KUNMING - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Light and gentle Chinese solo instrumental with plucked Pipa. Flowing, smooth and delicate. Film, TV, Documentary, Video. Folk music, traditional, soft and relaxed. Honour to the king, women doing a feminine dance, royal event, sacred things. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529819 3:33 No Tempo   


FLUTE AND DRUM AT SUNSET - (by Cheng Yu)  Year: 2007
Cheng Yu Music from China, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
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Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
261705 11:44 Slow 63   


SINGING ON FISHING BOATS AT DUSK - (by Pan Jing Ensemble)
Pan Jing Ensemble Classical Chinese Folk Music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
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Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
728216 6:04   


THE HIGH MOON - (by Pan Jing Ensemble)
Pan Jing Ensemble Classical Chinese Folk Music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
728221 8:11 Slow 76   


WILD GEESE DESCENDING ON THE SANDY BEACH - (by Cheng Yu)  Year: 2007
Cheng Yu Music from China, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
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Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
261702 6:18 Medium 106   


MOONLIGHT ON YANGTZE - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Soothing, quiet and serene Chinese Folk instrumental suitable for relaxation, meditation, Yoga, Film, Documentary, TV, Video, Web. Calming, soft and tranquil. Nature scenes, women doing a feminine dance, health and wellness, recreation, sitting in silence. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529820 1:36 No Tempo   


TWITTERING BIRDS ON HIGH MOUNTAINS - (by Pan Jing Ensemble)
Pan Jing Ensemble Classical Chinese Folk Music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
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Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
728220 3:22   


CHINESE TEASHOP - (by Valeriy Kitaev)  Year: 2013
Valeriy Kitaev Composition in style folk chinese music for ancient traditional musical instruments. Can be used in advertising where Asian products are in view. Ethnic music. Music for film, TV, products promo, corporate and commercial projects. Documental and historical films, Travel Channel-TV. Harwest time. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
604665 3:33 Medium 111   


YANGZTE FURY - DRAMATURGY - (by Connor Helms)  Year: 2012
Connor Helms An intense buildup. A huapengu with a score to settle is joined by a rather breakbeat Fangu. Intense and calculated rimshot exchange segues into a booming theme with omniscient bianzhong bell set. Luo gong crashes and Bo cymbal whips mark the dramatic passage of time til all fades to dying bianzhong, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565290 1:33 Med Fast 140   
60sec A - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565283 0:59 Med Slow 100   
60sec B - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565288 1:02 Med Fast 140   
30sec A (30 sec buildup) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565261 0:31 Med Slow 80   
30sec B - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565262 0:32 Very Fast 200   
Logo (Short blast of Chinese perc) - Drums, Taiko drums  
565122 0:03 No Tempo   


FLOWERS IN THE MOONLIGHT & A SPRING NIGHT ON THE RIVER - (by Pan Jing Ensemble)  Year: 2002
Pan Jing Ensemble Classical Chinese Folk Music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
66400 8:17 Medium 106   


CREPPY Z - (by Jack Hsu)  Year: 2009
Jack Hsu Bold traditional Chinese track featuring exotic Chinese violin. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
384692 2:29 Med Fast 135   


THREE VARIATIONS ON THE PLUM BLOSSOM - (by Cheng Yu)  Year: 2007
Cheng Yu Music from China, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
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Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
261706 7:54 Slow 70   


HONG KONG - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Starts off rhythmic and upbeat with Bouzouki and catchy, interesting flute melodies. Strong, striking and impressive. Chinese festival, night lights of Hong Kong, crowded, people doing a traditional dance. Suitable for Documentary, Film, and TV. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529806 0:32 Medium 129   


LOVE SORROW - (by Jack Hsu)  Year: 2009
Jack Hsu Elegant traditional Chinese track featuring Chinese violin with folksy acoustic guitar accompaniment. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
384694 4:54 Medium 120   


AMBUSH AT ALL SIDES - (by Pan Jing Ensemble)  Year: 2002
Pan Jing Ensemble Classical Chinese Folk Music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
66399 6:53 Med Slow 102   


FLOWERS IN THE MOONLIGHT - (by Pan Jing Ensemble)
Pan Jing Ensemble Classical Chinese Folk Music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
728219 8:16   


LA JAULA DEL MONARCA (A MONARCH CAGE) - (by Jack Hsu)  Year: 2009
Jack Hsu Dramatic fusion of traditional Chinese and classical music with a spanish flare. Features Chinese violin with flamenco guitar and a beautiful string and piano accompaniment. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
384699 2:32 Medium 120   


HIGHER MOON - (by Pan Jing Ensemble)  Year: 2002
Pan Jing Ensemble Classical Chinese Folk Music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
66402 8:09 Slow 77   


MUO LI HUA (JASMINE FLOWER) - (by Alan Marchand)  Year: 2009
Alan Marchand "Muo Li Hua" is an ancient Chinese folk song that celebrates the beauty and fragrance of the jasmine flower. Our arrangement features recorder and pan flute lead backed by shamisen, kalimba, woodblock, and several Chinese percussion instruments. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
358264 1:58 Medium 105   


AMBUSH AT ALL SIDES - (by Pan Jing Ensemble)
Pan Jing Ensemble Classical Chinese Folk Music, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
728217 6:53   


BY THE LIGHT OF THE LANTERN - TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN SCHOOL - (by Jeremy Moyer)  Year: 1997
Jeremy Moyer An authentic ancient piece, originating from court ritual and used in Taoist temple ceremony as well as for aristocratic background chamber music, the solemn, regal feeling develops with bells and wood blocks. Main instruments are Taiwanese coconut shell fiddle and pipa lute. meditative, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Traditional Ensemble) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
399877 6:37 Slow 63   


XI FENG (WESTERN PHOENIX) - (by Music for Media)  Year: 2009
Music for Media Xi Feng, meaning “Western Phoenix” in Chinese, is an oriental flavoured track based in the old Chinese Dynasty. Pounding drums with big cymbal clashes & gongs, combined with an upbeat melody and rhythm make for an epic celebratory song. Crowds join together and rejoice, flowers cover the ground, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
376622 1:10 Medium 120   


MISTY MOUTAIN (ERHU DUET) - (by Shuang Long Tou)  Year: 2013
Shuang Long Tou Two Master Erhus perform an incredible version of a traditional Chinese piece. The exotic lines are dramtatically captured in high quality with a button ending to provide a unique recording of lush Asian music that can be used for many settings. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
612560 3:15 Slow 66   


THREE STANZAS FROM YANG-GUAN - TANG DYNASTY MELODY - (by Jeremy Moyer)  Year: 1997
Jeremy Moyer Poignant and sparse, this is an authentic ancient classical Chinese piece, originating from the Tang dynasty. It evokes a solemn, regal, meditative mood. The instrumentation is Taiwanese coconut shell fiddle, erhu and pipa lute. The performance is peaceful and calming while creating a subtle tension, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Traditional Melody) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
399927 6:27 Slow 77   


BAMBOO FOREST - (by Geoffrey Wilson)  Year: 2000
Geoffrey Wilson A lively, animated Chinese track featuring yangqin, flute and percussion that incorporates both folk and regal elements that both compliment and juxtapose one another. Would wok well for many scenes needing traditional Chinese music as well as commercials, advertisements and corporate applications. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
567398 3:24 Med Fast 148   


SHE WILL MARRY (ENSEMBLE) - (by Shuang Long Tou)  Year: 2013
Shuang Long Tou Chinese ensemble brings life to a wonderful traditional song. The lead erhu is quite expressive and gives the piece a dynamic character. Clean mix offers the user limitless possibilities for the use of this track. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
612565 3:44 Med Slow 88   


QUIET DAWN - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Harmonious, flowing and calm Chinese instrumental with plucked Pipa and Harp melodies. Smooth, soft, gentle, soothing, tranquil and serene. Suitable for Film, TV, Documentary, Travel Channel. Harmony, unity, purity, beautiful sunsets, sunrise, dawn. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529814 2:02 No Tempo   


DISTRACTION (WITH PERCUSSION) - (by Shuang Long Tou)  Year: 2013
Shuang Long Tou Great Erhu solo with festive drums to drive the music. The master on erhu performs the melody incredibly and the listener is carried through the piece by the amazing performance and percussive elements. Great for many situations. There is still so much space left that the listener isn't overwhelmed. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
612554 3:00 Med Slow 84   


SOUTH CHINA SEA - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Lively and rhythmic Chinese instrumental with flowing Harp melodies, impressive Flute lead, plucked Pipa and strong percussion, with a Tribal feel. Positive, festive and celebrating. Perfect for Travel Channel, Documentary, Film and TV Productions. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
774668 2:04 Med Slow 104   
Variation (1:30 version) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529807 1:33 Med Slow 104   
60sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529808 1:06 Med Slow 104   


MISTY MOUNTAIN (TRADITIONAL TRIO) - (by Shuang Long Tou)  Year: 2013
Shuang Long Tou Dueling erhus accompanied by an Asian zither create a remarkable piece of historical music. Both erhu lines played by a true master of the instrument in a great studio will help you use this music in many situations. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
612559 3:17 Slow 66   


NIGHT PERFUME (CANON) - (by Shuang Long Tou)  Year: 2013
Shuang Long Tou A beautiful piece rarely ever performed as a canon duet. Two wonderful erhus perform the traditional melody masterfully and provide a hard to find recording of a great piece of Chinese history. Perfect as underscore, source music, or many other fine uses. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
612561 3:41 Medium 106   


SICHUAN - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Very cultural and traditional Chinese instrumental. Freely moving melody with a sudden, dramatic percussion entrance near the end. Perfect for Film, TV, Travel Channel, Documentary. Gentle dancing, carefree, submissive and dignified. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529818 1:33 Med Slow 87   


YANGTZE FURY - SYNCOPATED STORM - (by Connor Helms)  Year: 2012
Connor Helms Bianzhong bell set swiftly hammers out a driven and repetitive sixteenth note melody while a haupengu flowerpot drum pounds harshly on 2 and 4. The tangu drum plays a tribal rhythm with Bo cymbal crashes and Luo gong clashes to add to the syncopation. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
775122 2:22 Med Fast 140   
60sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565263 1:13 Med Fast 140   


HONG KONG - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Starts off rhythmic and upbeat with Bouzouki and catchy, interesting flute melodies. Strong, striking and impressive. Chinese festival, night lights of Hong Kong, crowded, people doing a traditional dance. Suitable for Documentary, Film, and TV. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529805 1:03 Medium 129   


CHINESE TAKE OUT - (by Kevin M. Baumgard)  Year: 2010
Kevin M. Baumgard Rhythmic traditional style chinese song with a catchy melody. Features Asian percussion, violin, zither and pluck instruments. Would work well as an underscore. Restaurant setting. China town. Cooking show, travel channel, history. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
794462 2:06 Medium 110   
30sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
475363 0:34 Fast 164   
60sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
466174 1:05 Medium 110   


SHE WILL MARRY (PLUS PERCUSSION) - (by Shuang Long Tou)  Year: 2013
Shuang Long Tou Chinese Ensemble version of classic Chinese music performed by the Xiao and incredible Erhu. Percussion and ethnic strings keep this piece moving and driving forward. This piece can be used as background, source, or any number of situations. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
612566 3:44 Med Slow 88   


SPRING WIND (TRADITIONAL TAIWANESE FOLK SONG) - (by Cherokee Road)  Year: 2014
Cherokee Road A traditional Taiwanese folk song delicately played by ehru, piano and strings. Perfect track to reflect on ancient history or to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
638084 1:09 Slow 67   


MORNING IN BEIJING - (by BeepCode)  Year: 2013
BeepCode Elegant, mysterious Oriental style multi-layered piece with erhu, guzheng, percussion, finger cymbals. Beautiful track. Perfect for Asian travel, hotels, corporate branding, high end fashion, romance or themes of dynamic change. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
582728 3:48 Med Fast 140   


DREAM CURTAIN (DOUBLE ERHU DUET) - (by Shuang Long Tou)  Year: 2013
Shuang Long Tou Two beautifully recorded Erhus provide a rare masterful recording of a beloved traditional Chinese piece. The performance is incredible and provides wonderful material to be used in almost infinite ways. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
612555 2:04 Slow 68   



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