Con Tim Khat Khao: Longing Heart
An Instrumental Collection of Vietnamese Melodies
by Rufino Zaragoza
The first instrumental recording of Vietnamese liturgical songs. This groundbreaking collection by Brother Rufino is the first-ever instrumental recording of Vietnamese liturgical songs! Recorded primarily in Vietnam with some of the most renowned Vietnamese musicians, Longing Heart blends piano, flute, and cello with traditional Vietnamese instruments to create a rich tapestry of gentle music suitable for retreats, prayer, and meditation.
Featuring the exotic sound of traditional Vietnamese instruments. The instrumentation and melodies -- written by Vietnamese composers -- move the listener to feelings of transcendence. You'll notice especially the sublime sound of the dan tranh (a Vietnamese form of the Chinese zheng), the piercing quality of the dan nhi (a two-stringed fiddle) and the warmth of the dan bau (a single-stringed, monochord zither).
Calm yet deeply passionate music. Marked by a smooth, steady flow and Brother Rufino's tender, understated piano work, the music is calm yet deeply passionate, expressing a yearning, a hunger, and thirst for the divine.
CD booklet text in English and Vietnamese.
1. Hoi Chong / Awakening Call
2. Dâng Me / Marian Consecration
3. Ca Khúc Tram Huong / Lift Up Your Hearts
4. Dâng Chúa Troi i / Offering Bread and Wine
5. Le Dâng / Holy Offering
6. Tình Chúa Cao Voi i / Boundless Love
7. Loi Thiêng / Longing Heart
8. Tâm Tình Hi?n Dâng / A Gift Of Love
9. Dâú ân Tinh Yeu/ The Seal Of Love
10. O Lai Thoi Chua Con Oi / Stay With Us, O Lord
11. Trong Cay Chua / God Alone, My All
12. Loi Thiêng / Longing Heart
Studio: OCP Publications
Record Label OCP Publications
Release Date January 31, 2005
Publisher OCP Publications