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Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Arc Music   Catalog #: EUCD2352   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Katsutoshi NagasawaTraditionalMichio MiyagiJoji Hirota,   ... 
Performer:  Wadaiko MatsurizaRichard StaggJoji HirotaThe Taiko Drummers,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yamato EnsembleWadaiko MatsurizaThe Taiko Drummers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Futatsu No Den-En-Shi No. 2, for ensemble by Katsutoshi Nagasawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yamato Ensemble
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Festival Music of Dairakuji Town, for drum ensemble by Traditional
Performer:  Wadaiko Matsuriza (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wadaiko Matsuriza
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3.
Solan-Bushi by Traditional
Performer:  Richard Stagg (Flute)
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Isuzugawa (The Holy River of Isuzu), for koto by Michio Miyagi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yamato Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Written: 1947 
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
Kokiriko-Bushi by Traditional
Performer:  Joji Hirota (Voice)
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
6.
Heart Beat, for taiko drum ensemble by Joji Hirota
Performer:  The Taiko Drummers (Drums), Joji Hirota (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Taiko Drummers
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 10 Minutes 50 Secs. 
7.
Futatsu No Den-En-Shi No. 1, for ensemble by Katsutoshi Nagasawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yamato Ensemble
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
8.
The Moment of Spring, for koto by Aiko Hasegawa
Performer:  Aiko Hasegawa (Koto)
Written: 2004 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9.
Hokkai-Bayashi, for shakuhachi & percussion by Hideaki Hashimoto
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
10.
Akita Ondo "Hayashi Version," for drums & voices by Traditional
Performer:  Joji Hirota (Voice), Hiten Ryu Daiko (Drums), Hiten Ryu Daiko (Voice),
Joji Hirota (Drums)
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Futatsu No Den-En-Shi (2 Pastorals): No. 2. -
Festival Music of Dairakuji Town
Solan-Bushi
Isazu-gawa (Isuzu River)
Hokkai-Bayashi: (serious version)
Akita Ondo (Hayashi version) (arr. J. Hirota): Akita Ondo (Hayashi Version) (arr. J. Hirota)
Soran Bushi
Kokiriko Bushi
Heart Beat
Futatsu No Den-En-Shi (2 Pastorals): No. 1. -
The Moment of Spring: Part II

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