CHINA'S first lunar satellite Chang'e I will broadcast 30 classical Chinese songs after it enters its orbit around the moon, the Shanghai Evening Post reported today.
The songs will also be broadcast on TV and radio here on Earth, the report said.
The tunes were selected in a nationwide poll initiated by the Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense in July 2006 from a list of 150 candidates, the report said.
Thirty tunes thought to be extremely patriotic and indicative of Chinese culture were selected. They include such works as "Ode to the motherland" and "The butterfly lovers," the report said.
The national anthem "The march of the volunteers" and "The ode to Chairman Mao," which was played in 1970 to commemorate China's first satellite, Red East I, will also be on the list because of their unique significance, the report said.
The thirty songs are:
1、《谁不说俺家乡好》(Everyone Loves My Hometown)
2、《爱我中华》(Love for My China)
3、《歌唱祖国》(Ode to the Motherland)
4、《梁山伯与祝英台》(The Butterfly Lovers)
6、《走进新时代》(Enter the New Era)
7、《二泉映月》(The Moon Reflected on the Er-quan Spring)
8、《黄河颂》(The Ode to the Yellow River)
10、《长江之歌》(The Song of the Yangtze River)
11、《在希望的田野上》(Fields of Hope)
12、《春天的故事》(Story of Spring)
13、《七子之歌》(The Song of Macau)
14、《我的中国心》(My Chinese Heart)
15、《高山流水》(High Mountains and Flowing Water)
16、《草原上升起不落的太阳》(The Unsetting Sun Over the Prairie)
17、《阿里山姑娘》(Mount Ali Girl)
18、《贵妃醉酒》选段 (Drunken Empress Yang Kwei-fei)
19、《难忘今宵》(The Night to Remember)
20、《歌声与微笑》(Song and Smile)
21、《春节序曲》(Prelude to the Spring Festival)
22、《半个月亮爬上来》(A Half-Moon Rises)
23、《游园惊梦》选段 (Sweet Dream in the Garden (excerpt) )
24、《富饶辽阔的阿拉善》(The Rich and Vast Land of Alashan)
26、《十二木卡姆选曲》(Twelve Uygur Mukam Suite)
28、《在那遥远的地方》(In the Far-and-Away Place)
29、《我是中国人》(I am Chinese)
30、《但愿人长久》(Wish You a Long Life)
(Specially chosen numbers )：
1、《国歌》(The national anthem of the PRC)
2、《东方红》(The Ode to Chairman Mao)