The Gate - Joji Hirota
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  1. Reminiscences 11
  2. Esashi Oiwake
  3. Hiten, Ryś and the Pageants Compete
  4. Komori Uta
  5. Profoundly
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  1. Reminiscences 11
  2. Esashi Oiwake
  3. Hiten, Ryś and the Pageants Compete
  4. Komori Uta
  5. Profoundly
  6. Kokiriko Melody
  7. Hokkai
  8. Lullaby from Takeda
  9. The Gate
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Joji Hirota is a Japanese shakuhachi and percussion player. In The Gate, he presents with a group of his compositions plus his arrangements of some traditional Japanese folk songs. Three songs are sung by him and one by a young boy. There are three pieces for Japanese percussion. Right from the start, listening to the first piece, listeners will be enchanted by the sound of a string quintet and shakuhachi. Although the arrangements are Western in nature, the pace of Hirota's music has a typically Japanese character. There ...

The Gate 2008,

UPC: 884108008126

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The Gate 1999, Real World Records

UPC: 724384774028

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