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Kurofune - Songs from the Black Ships / Yamada, Satah, van Oojien

Narvaez / Monteverdi / Yamada / Satoh / Van Ooijen
Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Carpe Diem   Catalog #: 16283   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousLuis de NarváezMiguel de FuenllanaToyohiko Satoh,   ... 
Performer:  Chiyomi YamadaToyohiko SatohDavid Van OoijenStephen Barber
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Japanese Soprano Chiyomi Yamada, accompanied by lutenists Toyohiko Satoh and David van Ooijen, performs songs from the European Courts and Japanese pleasure quarters of that time, bringing back to life the musical world of the missionaries and traders who first came to Japan on the famous Black Ships.

The songs on this recording are inspired by the story of the Tensho Boys: four young samurai escorted by Portuguese missionaries, whose Delegation to Europe set sail from Nagasaki in 1582 and lasted eight years. During this journey the Tensho boys had cultural contact with the Portuguese, Spanish and Italian Courts and they also learned to play European instruments. It is very probable that they heard these very songs during
Read more their trip. The Japanese part of this recording consists in well-known traditional Japanese “standards” in the 17th Century pleasure quarters, much visited back then by foreign merchants and sailors.

“Kurofune” is a possible musical snapshot of the fascinating era before the “locked state” (1639), a complex era of cultural exchanges between quintessentially different music, people, worldviews and lifestyles. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
O gloriosa Domina by Anonymous
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada ()
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2.
Paseavase el rey Moro by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada (), Toyohiko Satoh (Vihuela)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1538; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Si los delfines, for voice & vihuela by Miguel de Fuenllana
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada (), Toyohiko Satoh (Vihuela)
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4.
Sendo no Yamma, for voice & guitar by Toyohiko Satoh
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada (), David Van Ooijen (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
5.
Movetevi A Pieta by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada (), Stephen Barber (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
6.
Hakata Lullaby, for voice & guitar by Chiyomi Yamada
Performer:  David Van Ooijen (Guitar), Chiyomi Yamada ()
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Kurokami by Koide Ichijuro
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada (), David Van Ooijen (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8.
Sospiro della Sua Donna, for voice & continuo by Constantijn Huygens
Performer:  Stephen Barber (Theorbo), Chiyomi Yamada ()
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
9.
Selva morale e spirituale: Pianto della Madonna by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada (), Stephen Barber (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1641 
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 9 Minutes 7 Secs. 
10.
Takeda Lullaby, for voice & guitar by Toyohiko Satoh
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada (), David Van Ooijen (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11.
Exulta, filia Sion by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Stephen Barber (Theorbo), Chiyomi Yamada ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
12.
Inoko, for voice, lute & guitar by Toyohiko Satoh
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada (), David Van Ooijen (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
13.
Kocha e bushi, for voice & guitar by Toyohiko Satoh
Performer:  David Van Ooijen (Guitar), Chiyomi Yamada ()
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
14.
Nen-nen korori by Toyohiko Satoh
Performer:  David Van Ooijen (Guitar), Chiyomi Yamada ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1984 
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
15.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 11, Come away, come sweet love by John Dowland
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada ()
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
16.
In darkness let mee dwell by John Dowland
Performer:  Chiyomi Yamada ()
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1610; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2010 
Venue:  St.-Katharinen Church, Schönemoor, Germa 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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