Japanese Temple Music LAS-7117
Part of the Lyrichord Archive Series - Never before released recordings on CD from the Lyrichord vaults
These Buddhist chants, accompanied by traditional instruments, were recorded at Kyoto, an ancient center of Japanese Buddhist worship and performed by groups of priests, monks and pilgrims. Ancient poems and scriptural narratives called sutras are the subject matter of the chants, and these differ from sect to sect as does the musical character and instrumentation used. Nembutsu, the reciting of the name of Buddha in faith and sincerity to achieve salvation, is the belief and the basis of the texts of worship. Includes three chants and the original liner notes from 1965 by Katsumasa Takasago.
1. Sutra Chanting - 11:53
2. Zen Solo Chants Priests - 7:23
3. Chant Morning Services - 23:53
Lyrichord, in association with Multicultural Media, is pleased to present the Lyrichord Archive Series. This series will make many important Lyrichord recordings of the past available again for the first time in years. These are special-edition compact discs with liner notes. illustrations and photographs reproduced as .pdf files, and included right on the same CD as the audio program. These liner notes can then be downloaded and printed out or saved on any computer.
The Lyrichord Archive Series is designed with students, libraries, educational institutions, music historians and music enthusiasts in mind and is not available in stores.
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