The Chinese sheng (笙 ) is a mouth-blown free reed instrument consisting of vertical pipes.

It is one of the oldest  Chinese instruments, with images depicting its kind dating back to 1100 BC, and there are actual instruments from the Han era that have been preserved today. Traditionally,the sheng has been used as an accompaniment instrument for solo suona or dizi performances. It is one of the main instruments in kunqu and some other forms of Chinese opera. Traditional small ensembles also make use of the sheng, such as the wind and percussion ensembles in northern China. In the modern large Chinese orchestra, it is used for both melody and accompaniment

Here is the list of  Sheng (笙 ) MP3  in our media library.

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