yunluo

yunluo

Chinese“cloud gongs” Wade-Giles romanization yün-lo 
 Chinese gong chime usually consisting of 10 gongs that are suspended in individual compartments on a wooden frame and beaten with sticks that have hard or soft tips. It may be carried by a handle or set on a table. Pairs of yunluo may be played by one or two performers. The instrument is tuned with seven pitches to the octave, and its traditional range is about a 10th (i.e., an octave plus a third, as C to the E in the next octave). Each gong is approximately 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter; pitch is determined by the thickness of the metal.

      The yunluo was part of Chinese ensembles from the early 14th century, and by the 19th century it was often used in wedding or funeral processions and some Daoist and Buddhist ceremonies. During the mid-20th century the yunluo was integrated into modern Chinese orchestras, for which the size and design of the instrument was modified and the number of gongs increased; modern versions may have as many as 40 gongs and include 12 pitches to the octave, producing a range of more than three octaves.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Yunluo — (; literally cloud gongs or cloud of gongs ) is a traditional Chinese musical instrument. The yunluo is a set of usually ten small tuned gongs mounted in a wooden frame, with each gong being about 9 12 cm in diameter, and the height of the frame… …   Wikipedia

  • Yunluo — Yunluo,   Yün lo, chinesisches Gongspiel mit zehn verschieden gestimmten bronzenen Klangscheiben, die in einem Holzrahmen (etwa 70 × 40 cm) hängen und bei Zeremonien geschlagen werden …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Yunluo — Original name in latin Yunluo Name in other language Yunluo, Yunluo Zhen, yun luo, yun luo zhen State code CN Continent/City Asia/Shanghai longitude 23.24376 latitude 116.07518 altitude 116 Population 0 Date 2012 06 05 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Yunluo — Shi mian luo Le shi mian luo est un ensemble de dix petits gongs (12cm de diamètre) accrochés à un grand portique artistiquement élaboré. Il en existe plusieurs versions, aux nombres variables : shi san mian luo à treize gongs, yun luo à 37… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • yŭnluò — [ref dict= Universal (Ch Ru) ]陨落[/ref] …   Chinese phonetic list

  • 云锣 — yúnluó [Chinese gong chimes] 打击乐器, 用十个小锣编排而成, 第一排一个, 以下三排各三个, 装置在小木架上。 各个锣的大小相同而厚薄不同, 所以发出的声音不同。 最上面的一个不常用, 因此也叫九音锣。 现在云锣有所发展, 已不止十个 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • 陨落 — yǔnluò [(of a meteorite, etc.)fall from the sky or outer space] 高空运行物掉下来, 也指有才能的人去世 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • Chinese orchestra — Music of China Timeline General topics Traditional Chinese instruments Mu …   Wikipedia

  • Chinesische Musik — Instrumental: Zwei Erhu und ein Yueqin Spieler; Guangzhou Vokal: Öffentliches Sing …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste traditioneller chinesischer Musikinstrumente — Dieses ist eine alphabetische Liste traditioneller chinesischer Musikinstrumente. Sie enthält die chinesische Bezeichnung, die Pinyin Schreibung (mit Tönen), den Instrumententyp bzw. die Art der Tonerzeugung, führt nach den verwendeten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia