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Sekishun

惜春

This is a piece of genre Modern. Also Known As : Lamenting the Passing of Spring. This piece was composed for Shakuhachi by the person Yokoyama Katsuya in 1975, 1981. This piece was composed for Koto by the person Yokoyama Katsuya.

History (Yokoyama Katsuya):

A duet for koto and shakuhachi composed by Yokoyama in 1981. The most well-known piece written for this combination is Miyagi Michio's composition "Haru no umi" ('Spring Sea') (1929). "Haru no umi" was originally written for flute, not shakuhachi. However, as the number of shakuhachi players who can play determined notes precisely and expressively has grown, the tune has become an important one for shakuhachi players as well. Yokoyama, being wall aware of the tune's existence, set the tuning of the koto to match "Haru no umi" and succeeded in creating a subtle ensemble of the two instruments proper to chamber music.

Sekishun appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Challenging Eternity Disk 09


Duos for Shakuhachi and Koto Yokoyama Katsuya Sawai Tadao
Koto and Shamisen Gendai Meikyoku Shu 06


Picture Dreams Riley Kelly Lee Odamura Satsuki
    Lamenting the Passing of Spring - was composed in the same tuning as the famous piece, 'Spring Sea', to evoke a feeling of deja vue. The piece expresses the joy of experiencing the season of awakening as well as the sadness of knowing that it is soon over.


Shakuhachi - The Art of Yokoyama Katsuya Yokoyama Katsuya

    A duet for koto and shakuhachi composed by Yokoyama in 1981. The most well-known piece written for this combination is Miyagi Michio's composition "Haru no umi" ('Spring Sea') (1929). "Haru no umi" was originally written for flute, not shakuhachi. However, as the number of shakuhachi players who can play determined notes precisely and expressively has grown, the tune has become an important one for shakuhachi players as well. Yokoyama, being wall aware of the tune's existence, set the tuning of the koto to match "Haru no umi" and succeeded in creating a subtle ensemble of the two instruments proper to chamber music.


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018