Pengling - Chinese Traditional Musical Instruments

22. Pengling - Percussion Instrument

We bought this instrument in Zhengzhou at a music store.

The two small bells are made of high-tin bronze, without internal clappers, hemispheric or bottomless gourd-like in shape. There is a cymbal-shaped type in Tibet, cast with decorative patterns on the surface. In performance the player, with one bell in each hand, strikes each other at their rims. The instrument has a delicate, clarion and melodious tone. It is a coloring rhythmic instrument, either in ensembles or in theater music, bringing an effect of peaceful dreams.

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