COMPOSERS: Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery
LABELS: Naxos World
WORKS: Sacred Tibetan Chant
PERFORMER: Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery
CATALOGUE NO: 76044-2
Growling underpins the ritual performances by TIBETAN BUDDHIST MONKS based in the Kangra valley of North India, near the Dalai Lama’s seat of government-in-exile.
That sub-bass register is in short supply nowadays: you’ll hear more of it on older recordings, whereas a baritonal unison is most prominent on the Sherab Ling monks’ recording. In that, and in the sustained concentration amid the usual comings and goings and throat-clearings, the CD offers an excellent representation of what visitors to the Himalayan foothills eavesdrop on.