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Altai Himalaya (Amina 2008)

Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

Songs, Mantras, Overtone & Undertone Singing inspired by the Altai & Himalaya Mountains


To listen to extracts from some of the tracks on this CD please visit our various myspace sites.


1 Guru/Bija Mantra 7’06’’ 

   our new arrangement of mantras, Om Ah Hum Varjra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum & Lam Vam Ram Yam Ham Om

   Candida:Voice & Perc. Michael: Voice, Khöömii, Bouzouki, Morin Khuurs, Esraj.


2 Distant Lands 8’00’’

   A piece in 3 parts connecting distant overtone melodies.

   Candida: Khargiraa (A style of undertone singing from Mongolia & Tuva)

   Michael: Khöömii, bowed/plucked Bouzouki, Dombra, Morin Khuur


3 Eva’s Tune/Kungorei/Taiga’s Echo 13’39’’

Three pieces link reflections & inspirations to nature, birth, homelands, the spirits of mountain and forests.

Candida: Native American Flute, Voices, Shaman Drum, Shaker, Spring Drum,

Wind Chimes, Brazilian Nose Flute and Frogs!

Michael: Bouzouki, Voice, Shaman Drum, Bull Roarer, Ocarina, Wind.


4 Urumchi 7’08’’

For the Western European, Central European & Asian Celts!

Candida: Voice, Overtone Singing, Chime Bar, Shaman Drum, Shaker  

Michael: Voice, Overtone Singing, Undertone Singing, Bouzouki.


5 Mountain Temple/Resting Place/Om Mani Padme Hum 15’53’’

A sonic transformational journey on a Tibetan mountain plateau.

Candida: Voices, Bell, Damaru, Shawn, Peace Bell, Tibetan Singing Bowls.

Michael: Undertone Chanting, Overtone Singing, Gongs, Tibetan Cymbals, Conch, Shawm,

               Tibetan Singing Bowls, Bells, Morin Khuur.


Chintamani Medley/Altai Magtaal 8’32’’

Three tunes for a Jaw’s harp duo, Dorvon Uul/Artii-Sayir/Chintamani and a new arrangement of a traditional            

Mongolian praise song to the Altai Mountains.

 Candida: Jaw’s Harp, Khargiraa, Voice, Shaman Drum.

 Michael: Jaw’s Harp, Tobshuur, Morin Khuur, Voice, Khöömii, Khargiraa.


all compositions © 2007 M Ormiston & C Valentino  Amina 2008.

Recorded at sound 23 studio London December 2006


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