This is a digital download of the complete album from the Tai Chi for Music Vol. 2
DR. PAUL LAM: Tai Chi Music
This unique mixture of Eastern and Western music exemplifies the integration of inner tranquility and power to set the rhythm and flow for tai chi, yoga or simply for relaxation.
4 beautiful pieces of music for different Tai Chi styles.
Duration: 38 mins (4 tracks)
Tai Chi integrates mind, body and spirit to achieve inner tranquillity and power. Dr Paul Lam's Tai Chi movements flow smoothly and powerfully as they are driven by an internal energy. Students who practise along side him can almost feel the energy magically transfer to them. Composer Jenny Ly works with Dr Lam to capture this energy in music which can be used to enhance practise and performance. These music can be used by anyone for tranquillity and inspiration.
These four pieces correlate to four major Tai Chi styles. Silk reeling is the inner power behind Chen style, Yang is meditative, Wu is gentle and Sun contains powerful Qigong.
Music in Poetry
By composer Jenny Ly
1. Meditation in Motion - After the Monsoon (10:33)
The last drop falls
They slowly lifted their heads
And looked up at the sky
The sun sending their perfumes
Wandering into wet rice fields
As the cicadas crept form hiding
And sang their symphony
2. Silk Reeling -Maiden's Dance (7:51)
Under the moon,
The maiden dance
Slowly through the bamboos
To the light of the moon.
3. River of Qi - Eternal Waters (8:43)
The waters soothed her soul
And she began to heal
The crystal waves enfold
Their arms around her tenderly
4. Gentle Wind - Under the Willow Tree (9:55)
Under the willow tree,
She sat with silent tears
Watching the waters flow
Waiting for her love
The small ripples danced around her
Whispering sweet promises
That she would find
Once beneath the waters.
Flute: Megan Hobbs
Violin: Sharon Lee
Viola: Michael Tabrett
Piano and Zither: Jenny Ly
Christopher O'Young and Lex Wilson
Third Ear Studios
Kings Cross, Sydney.
About the composer
Jenny Ly, the Music Director for Running in Circles, integrates her eastern and western cultural background in her music. Jenny's compositions have been performed at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall.
Comment from Dahlis Roy, USA
"I think your music for Tai Chi CD is supurb. I especially like #2 but #3 is also becoming a favorite. Composer, Jenny, captures your flowing motions in a beautiful impressionistic way. I think you mentioned #3 is your favorite, "River of Qi."
My students and I like your brochure included in the CD with Jenny's poetry, Qigong execise with pictures, and "What is Tai Chi?" "What is Qigong?" comments for students and teachers. This makes your CD unique."
Posted by Judy Stone-Herbert from Sydney on 4th Oct 2015
I usually use 'new age' music for my Tai Chi classes, but I thought I'd try this for a change. It certainly flows beautifully. Recently one of my students did the whole class with a smile on her face. Afterwards, I commented that she really seemed to enjoy the class & she smiled again as she told me she thoroughly enjoyed that music. Thank you Jenny for your compositions.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Aug 2015
Just right for tai chi classes
Posted by "Betsy" on 23rd Apr 2014
So appropriate for tai chi - just having the poems available for relaxing practise puts one in the right frame of mind.