Tiu cảnh is an instrument of the Viet, which I have also found in the pagodas. It is played in pairs; two different pitches locking into each other in complemetary rhythms. Tiu Cảnh is mainly used in Chầu Vǎn orchestras (ritual songs), Bát âm orchestras (an orchestra consiting of eight different kinds of sounds), and in ceremonial orchestras.
More can be found on the home page of the Vietnamese Institute for Musicology (VIM).
For the other instruments I stumbled upon in the pagodas, I still need to find the Vietnamese names. In the meantime already some pictures:
|Bell, used to “mark”.||Bell, used for pulse; replacing the woodblock.|
|Bell on the left side, woodblock to the right.|
- Traditional Vietnamese Instruments
- Vietnamese Instruments – Part I
- Vietnamese Instruments – Part II
- Pagoda with Two “Singing Bowls”