The interest in China has been huge even before the country was selectedto host the Olympic Games 2008. For years, Chinese music has become mor e and more popular, especially China's charming and varied folk music. With 'Melodies of China', Schott now presents collections of Chinese folksongs for various instruments. The songs in every volume have been arra nged for the respective instruments by a Chinese expert arranger. The accompanying CD helps you to familiarize yourself with the characteristicsof Chinese music.