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Donald WomackAn Enveloping Rainpipa, viola, guzheng 琵琶、中提琴、古箏12:002011
Recorded on the album Elements 五行 (Albany Records)

An Enveloping Rain reflects upon the dual nature of rain as both nurturing and destructive, comforting and menacing. Passages of gentle lyricism give way to more violent sections of gushing notes, and then die back down in a repeating cycle that creates, sustains, destroys and renews. A recurring harmonic progression serves as a marker of stability, around which the character of the music constantly changes, while pipa, viola and guzheng are interwoven in ways that highlight both their similarities and their contrasting characters, producing a sound that veils and shrouds.