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Hirano, Yoshihisa: Descending Dragon 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Descending Dragon
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    10
  • Year of composition: 
    2012
  • First performance (year): 
    2013
  • First performance (venue): 
    Recorded at Wako Cultural Public Hall "Sun Azalea" in Saitama, Japan
  • First performance (performers): 
    Virtus Quartet
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    On February 6th every year, a primitive Matsuri (festival) called "Oto-Matsuri" is held in Shingu, a city of a world heritage, Kumano pilgrimage routes.

    Thousands of men who wear white kimonos (may remind of burial clothing) with wooden torches called "Nobori-ko" climb the mountain with a shrine in the top. Although the shrine is a little too small so that over a thousand men visit at a time, they have to wait for the sacred fire that priests from Kumano shrine carry up there. When the fire is sent, they fall into a
    tremendous excitement state and scramble for it to light their torches. And they run down the mountain holding burning torches as soon as the gate of the shrine is open. The scene is like a dragon going down in a dark night, the ancient people called it "Kudari-Ryu"(Descending Dragon).

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
4
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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