Spirit of Samurai: Japanese Chant CD LAS-7346
Part of the Lyrichord Archive Series - Never before released recordings on CD from the Lyrichord vaults
This recording of historical Japanese poetry chanted by Shufu Abe, was made in Japan by renowned recordist Katsumasa Takasago.
The Japanese practice of chanting poetry originated as a result of studying Chinese poems (Kanshi) many of which were imported in the sixth century. Reading the poems with pitch and rhythm made recitation and memorization easier, and teachers of Chinese poetry must have composed their own melodies, which are difficult to trace now. Shufu Abe chants poems of the Edo Period, and the So Period and includes poems about the beauties of nature and countryside, historical poems, and a poem about the joys of drink.
1. Shungyo - 3:36
2. Shunya - 4:29
3. Nankashu - 8:45
4. Meiso Nippongo - 4:49
5. Fugaku O Nozomu - 4:42
6. Yuki (Jiuta) - 17:47
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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