2008 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Kurofune Irai - Suisogaku 150nen no Ayumi
(FROM THE TIME OF THE BLACK SHIPS ~ 150 YEAR PROCESSION OF JAPANESE WIND INSTRUMENT MUSIC ~)
CD Label King Record Co., Ltd. Japan
CD Number KICC 407~8
Music by: Various (Akira Ifukube track 23, Disc 1)
Number of tracks Disc 1 - 23
Disc 2 - 17
Running time Disc 1 - 74:43
Disc 2 - 71:33
Number of discs 2
Year of release/manufacture July 2, 2003

REVIEW

July 12, 2008

Review coming at a later date

FROM THE TIME OF THE BLACK SHIPS ~ 150 YEAR PROCESSION OF JAPANESE WIND INSTRUMENT MUSIC ~
Track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates
(NOTE: He's given the literal translations and Japanese titles)

    DISC 1

  1. Hail Columbia
  2. English Infantry Training Bugle Call 'Quick March' ['Hayaashi']
  3. English Infantry Training Bugle Call 'Retreat' ['Taigun']
  4. From 'All Bugle Calls', 'Quarters' ['Jin-ei']
  5. March Piece
  6. Ceremony ['Reishiki']
  7. Kimigayo [national anthem]
  8. Music for Army Marching in File ['Rikugun Bunretsu Koshinkyoku']
  9. Song of the 1st Army's Triumphant Return ['Dai 1-gun Gaisen no Uta']
  10. Warship March ['Gunkan Koshinkyoku']
  11. Chief Song 'Echigo Lion' ['Echigo-jishi']
    (Note: Echigo is the old name for Niigata Prefecture)
  12. Ripples of the Don ['Dono no Sazanami']
  13. Extract from 'Carmen'
  14. Early Spring Prelude & March: For the Children of Japan ['Hatsuharu no Zenso to Koshinkyoku']
  15. March 'Youngfolk!' ['Wakodo Yo!']
  16. Patriotic March ['Aikoku Koshinkyoku']
  17. Song for Soldiers Sent to War ['Shussei Heishi o Okuru Uta']
  18. March 'Pacific Ocean' ['Taiheiyo']
  19. Moon Moon Fire Water Tree Gold Gold ['Getsu Getsu Ka Sui Moku Kin Kin']
  20. Leap into the Warland Rhythm ['Gunkoku ni Odoru Rizumu']
    i Japanese Army
    ii The Enemy is Many
    iii Brave Sailor
    iv Snow Advance Troops
  21. March 'Great Japan' ['Dai Nippon']
  22. Prelude 'Eternity' ['Yukyu']
  23. Classic Music 'Kishimai' (NOTE: This is by Akira Ifukube)

    DISC 2

  1. Can-can Daughter March ['Kan Kan Musume Maachi']
  2. March 'Sky' [Ozora']
  3. Festival March ['Shukuten Koshinkyoku']
  4. Tokyo Olympics Fanfare
  5. Olympic March
  6. Divertimento for Wind Instruments
  7. World's Fair Exposition March ['Bankokuhaku Maachi']
  8. Sapporo Olympic Fanfare
  9. Ceremonial Piece 'Pure White Earth' ['Junpaku no Daichi']
  10. From the Mie National Athletic Meet Cermonial Piece 'Ceremonial Overture' ['Shikiten Jokyoku']
  11. March 'Iwaki' ['Iwaki']
    (Note: This is not the city of Iwaki. Could be the volcano in Aomori. 'Iwa' here is 'stone', 'ki' is 'tree' or 'wood'.)
  12. For Wind Instruments 'Conjugal Bliss' ['Suisogaku no tame no Kinshitsu']
  13. For Wind Instruments 'Caprice' ['Kapurisu']
  14. St Louis Blues March
  15. Winter Light Fanfare ~ For the Nagano Olympics ['Fuyu no Hikari no Fanfare']
  16. 'Nanban Kairo'
    (NOTE: I don't understand this one. 'Nanban'was an old term for foreigners, literally 'Southern Barbarians'. Kairo' is an electrical circuit.)
  17. Sound the Bells ['Miyabi no Kane']

  18. (The Japanese title, literally, is 'Elegant Bells'