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Kansha / Melanie Yamada

Miyashiro,Darin / Furukawa,Mariko
Release Date: 12/08/2015 
Label:  Equilibrium   Catalog #: 129   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Neil McKayScott RichardsTakeo KudoYosuke Fukuda,   ... 
Performer:  Melanie Yamada
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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"Kansha is a Japanese word to express a deep sense of gratitude. As a fourth generation Japanese-American, my desire to express deep appreciation for my heritage was the inspiration for this project.

Traditional Japanese stories and folk songs woven with personal memories of growing up in Hawai'i form the backdrop for the original compositions on this recording. I also reflect the melding of Japanese and American influences through customary Japanese instruments along with modern Western instruments." - Melanie Yamada, Clarinet

"Kansha is a Japanese word to express a deep sense of gratitude. As a fourth generation Japanese-American, my desire to express deep appreciation for my heritage was the inspiration for this project.

Traditional Japanese stories and folk songs woven with personal memories of growing up in Hawai'i form the backdrop for the original compositions on this recording. I also reflect the melding of Japanese and American influences through customary Japanese instruments along with modern Western instruments." - Melanie Yamada, Clarinet

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Works on This Recording

1.
Neil McKay: Soundprints by Neil McKay
Performer:  Melanie Yamada (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Ensemble
2.
Japanese Folksongs by Scott Richards
Performer:  Melanie Yamada (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Ensemble
3.
Wooden by Takeo Kudo
Performer:  Melanie Yamada (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Ensemble
4.
Sakura Song-Five by Yosuke Fukuda
Performer:  Melanie Yamada (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Ensemble
5.
Another Time and Place by Takeo Kudo
Performer:  Melanie Yamada (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Ensemble
6.
The Journey of Momotaro by Yui Kitamura
Performer:  Melanie Yamada (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Ensemble
7.
Kitamura: The Journey of Momotaro, Japanese version by Yui Kitamura
Performer:  Melanie Yamada (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Ensemble

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