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Tibetan Galung and Dungchen Longhorns

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Tibetan Galung and Dungchen Longhorns

September 2013: Back from our trek in Upper Mustang, Western Nepal, near the Tibetan border and the unearthly sound of those long brass Tibetan horns called Dungchen and the higher pitched Galung. Used in ceremonies, festivals and pujas, Dungchen produce a deep unearthly sound that seems to vibrate the air with a primeval resonant sound not unlike a prolongued trumpeting of elephants. Galung are higher pitched and may include valves to vary the pitch. Both instruments are usually played in pairs to maintain the sound when one of the players stops for breath! After flying from Kathmandu to Jomsom we started...

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