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Takeda lullaby

Japanese folksong
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From many thousand miles away, but equally full of nostalgia, is Takeda lullaby—a Japanese folksong which Julian has known since his childhood, and which we have enjoyed performing on recent tours of Japan. The song originally comes from the city of Kyoto, and is a lament for home, sung by a woman who has been forced to travel to the other side of the mountains to work for a rich family. This arrangement was written by our former tenor in The King’s Singers, Grayston (Bill) Ives (b1948) as part of a larger set of folksong arrangements.

from notes by The King's Singers © 2020


The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD635Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 4 on SIGCD635 [3'20] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD635 track 4

Recording date
6 February 2020
Recording venue
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 2 (SIGCD635)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: October 2020
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