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Music of the Shigin: Chanting to Chinese Poetry

Abe Shufu I, Abe Shufu II, and Hal Gold
Music of the Shigin: Chanting to Chinese Poetry

This 1975 album features the unique style of performance that is the fusion of Chinese poetry, shih or shi, and Japanese samurai vocalization, gin. Music of the Shigin: Chanting to Chinese Poetry balances a relaxed pace with powerful tone and precise delivery. Liner notes include a full history of the art of shigin as well as translations and original texts for each piece.

Track Listing

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In a Heian Inn, Offering a Parting to Tan'an Abe Shũfũ I 3:26
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102
Spring Evening Abe Shũfũ I 4:28
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103
Imperial Audience Before the Grave of Nanka Shũ Abe Shũfũ I 8:28
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104
On Shipboard, Arriving at Yura Bay Abe Shũfũ I 3:18
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201
Mount Fuji Abe Shũfu II 2:21
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202
In Prison Hal Gold 3:26
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203
Shizuka Gozen Abe Shũfu II 4:42
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204
Song of Friendship in Poverty Abe Shũfu II 2:19
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205
Shiroyama - Shiro Yamo Hal Gold 1:56
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206
Famed Spear Called Nippon Abe Shũfũ II and Hal Gold 2:57

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