saibara and roei:
genres of accompanied vocal music originating at the Heian court of the ninth to twelfth centuries
DVD 2:
saibara: Ise-no-umi and Koromogae

roei: Kashin and Koyo

Two pieces each from the genres of saibara and roei. Saibara were originally settings of the texts of ancient Japanese folksongs to togaku and komagaku melodies, while roei developed as standard melodic realizations for singing or reciting Chinese poetry.


started 1999.12.25.
final update 2007.09.20.

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