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Zen love song

First line:
Nennen korori yo okorori yo
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In Zen love song the beautifully poignant traditional Japanese lullaby Edo Komoriuta continues throughout the piece—interchanging between the accompanying shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and the voices—as a backdrop to two of fifteenth-century Zen Master Ikkyū’s highly romantic and sensual poems. The lullaby’s words (sung in Japanese) depict the loss of a little boy’s beloved nursemaid who has gone back to her home. This chimes with how Ikkyū feels at the loss of his 'lovely miss' to another man.

from notes by Roxanna Panufnik © 2019


Panufnik (R): Love abide & other choral works
SIGCD564Download only


Track 6 on SIGCD564 [6'01] Download only

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Phil Rowlands
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Phil Rowlands & Mike Cox
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  1. Panufnik (R): Love abide & other choral works (SIGCD564)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: March 2019
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