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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Ragas for ETLFs: Music for Aliens
Music composed for extra-terrestrial life-forms is certainly much harder to come by than music composed BY certain earth-dwelling aliens themselves.

Feel no shame, fellow pirates, as you download this free music CD from the rock stars of the internet. The tracks were apparently arranged on this album by Carl Sagan, and feature an astonishing variety:

102 Greeting From The Secretary General Of The UN
103 Greetings In 55 Languages
104 UN Greetings & Whale Greetings
105 The Sounds Of Earth
106 J. S. Bach -- Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F, First Movement
107 Java, court gamelan -- Kinds Of Flowers
108 Senegal, percussion -- Tchenhoukoumen
109 Zaire -- Pygmy Girls' Initiation Song
110 Australian Aborigine songs -- Morning Star And Devil Bird
111 Mexico -- El Cascabel (performed by Lorenzo Barcelata)
112 Chuck Berry -- Johnny B. Goode
113 Papua New Guinea -- Men's House Song
114 Japan, shakuhachi -- Cranes In Their Nest (performed by Coro Yamaguchi)
115 J. S. Bach -- Gavotte En Rondeaux, from the Partitia No. 3 In E Minor For Violin
116 Mozart -- The Magic Flute_ Queen Of The Night Aria, No. 14
201 Georgia, chorus -- Tchakrulo
202 Peru -- Panpipes And Drum Song
203 Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven -- Melancholy Blues
204 Azerbaijan Bagpipes -- Ugam
205 Stravinsky -- Rite Of Spring, Sacrificial Dance
206 J. S. Bach -- The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude And Fugue In C, No. 1
207 Beethoven -- Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, First Movement
208 Bulgaria -- Izlel Je Delyo Hagdutin (sung by Valya Balkanska)
209 United States -- Navajo Night Chant
210 Holborne -- Fairie Round, from Paueans, Gaillards, Almains, And Other Short Aeirs
211 Solomon Islands -- Melanesian Panpipes
212 Peru -- Wedding Song
213 China, Ch'in -- Flowing Streams (performed by Kuan P'ing-hu)
214 India, Raga -- Jaat Kahan Ho (sung by Surshri Kesar Bai Kerkar)
215 Blind Willie Johnson -- Dark Was The Night
216 Beethoven -- String Quartet No. 13 In B Flat, Opus 130, Cavatina


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2:51 AM 
Blogger Claudio Midolo said ..

this rocks, thank you for the input!

2:11 PM