Tai Chi Music CD
- The four beautiful and relaxing pieces of music are composed to enhance Tai Chi practise and performance.
- The spirit of Dr Lam’s Tai Chi movements captured in music.
- The 4 pieces of music correlate to the 4 major styles of Tai Chi.
- Dr. Lam believes Tai Chi music should be energizing, enhancing and relaxing, with the flow and rhythm of Tai Chi. He has worked with the composer Jenny Ly to achieve these aims.
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.”