The Soul of the Orient: Tranquil Japanese Music

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The Soul of the Orient: Tranquil Japanese Music
Koto Ensemble of the Ikuta School / Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra / Master musicians of the Ikuta-Ryu

[ A Feast of Music / Gift of Music / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 20 June 2011

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An album which features famous Japanese composers and music from the Heian period to modern times, in a program designed to relax as the lovely, elegant music describes simple and beautiful things from nature, such as cherry blossoms, a stream, or the wind in the pine trees.

Tracks:

1 Koku (Sleep in Nothingness) Kyochiku (12th century)
Masters musicians of Darumaden of Nanzenji and Melanji, Kyoto, two shakuhachis and gong
2 Matsukaze (The Wind on the Pine Tree) Traditional (c.17th century)
Masters of Darumaden of Nanzenji and Melanji, Kyoto, shakuhachi
3 Kumoi Rokudon Kengyo Yatsuhashi (1614-1685)
Master musicians of the Ikuta-Ryu arranged by Chiyoda Kengyo for two kotos
4 Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) Japanese folk melody
Master musicians of the Ikuta-Ryu, two kotos
5 Etenraku (Music of Divinity) Heian period (794-1185)
Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra, gagaku orchestra
6 Goshoraku (five principles of Confusianism) 17th century
Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra, gagaku orchestra
7 Yachiyo Jishi Kengo Fujinaga (fl. 1741-1744)
Yayoi Nishimura, koto, Kofu Kikusui, shakuhachi, Noriko Noda, shamisen, Kofu Kikusui, voice
8 Nagare (The Stream) Kazuko Tsukushi (contemporary)
Koto Ensemble of the Ikuta School
9 Kyushi Riebo composed in memory of Buddha's death
Master musician of Darumaden of Nanzenji and Melanji, Kyoto, shakuhachi