Composition: Haruyo Horie
Recording/Mastering: Hiroshi Ogawa(Studio Pelan*Pelan)
Recorded at : Fujimi Shimin Bunka kaikan Main Hall
Harpsichord : Harpsichord:18c.Flemish style double manual by AKIRA KUBOTA 1996
Harpsichord Tuning : Natuko Kurita
English translation : Curtis Patterson
Cover Illustration : Kazushige Nitta
Design : Naomi Oki (MORE than WORDS)
Production :Haruyo Horie (KatatsumuriPublishing)
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Horie brings to us music, through time and space
Haruyo Horie’s wonderful compositions for recorder and harpsichord vividly
back to life the golden age of 400 years ago when these instruments were active
players in western music. At the same time she treats us with a fresh tone
a sharp yet sensitive manner. In a fascinating way, Horie’s compositions
navigators between Japan and the West – the present day and 400 years in the past.
They are like a beautiful time machine. Of course this music is not at
At any point in time, there is a certain spirit and way of thinking which
all in that time
period share. I feel Horie’s works to be special in their ability to transpire time and
place, and convey to us something of this common aesthetic from the past.
Ms. Horie travels in her special machine, delivering her music to people
of all periods
in time. When her “Here with your delivery!” sounds at your doorstep, and you take
her package with a “Thank you,” that’s when these works begin to sing in
| Comporser's Note (Haruyo Horie)
My Little Reco
Cute little Reco-chan, a flute 23 centimeters long, a sopranino
Collection of 7 Pieces “Beyond Spring” for Recorder & Harpsichord
・Beyond Spring …Let's soar high, far beyond spring!
With a jump we’re there, beyond spring!
・Violets … Eighth notes in the meadow
・Ungaresca … Listen to the patter of bare fairy feet
・At Night … What’s whirling in the dark？
・The Dandelion and the Mouse
… This might be a folktale from some country, somewhere
・The Little Gadfly … Busy, busy, busy
・Sleep-inducing Waltz … Invitation from sleepy land
Four movements that make us wonder - while the composer was sleeping,
could some hard working little person have written the notes on the staff?
It seems the harpsichord would like to give a little greeting.
Suite des confessions de Marienne
Girls like to make confessions. If such a gentle listener as you might lend an ear…
・Allemand … Oh, poor me.
・Courante … Would you listen, please?
・Sarabande … I might have also been at fault.
・Pemtaguine … That’s enough. Let’s be pleasant.
・Minuet … A new dress and a new feeling
・Marche … I will live my life as I please!
・Gigue … Let the fanfare sound.
| Haruyo Horie (Composer)
Born in Tokyo in 1944, Ms. Horie began learning about music at the age of 5, studying piano with Taeko Asai. After finishing her studies in the music section at Komaba Metropolitan High School (now known as Tokyo Metropolitan Fine Arts High School), she went on to graduate from the Composition Department at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Horie’s instructors include Tomojiro Ikenouchi, Yuzuru Shimaoka and Akira Miyoshi. While a high school student, she worked as a classic ballet lesson pianist, and upon entering university she began as a pianist at the Takarazuka Theater Troupe’s training center where she continued to work for eight years. She has also been a lesson pianist for jazz artist Sanae Mizushima, chanson singer Natsuyo Fukamidori and modern dancer Akiko Kanda.
In 2014, Horie’s suite for square piano “The Wanderer” was premiered by Ms. Megumi Tanno in Holland at the Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis Museum’s Festival Opening Concert: New on Fortepiano.
- CDs -
“Letter From Haruyo Horie” series, including No. 1 for guitar, No. 2 for recorder, No. 3 for voice and piano, No.4 for voice, piano and violin (with essay and score) and No. 5 for recorder and harpsichord
- Music Scores -
“Haruyo Horie Works for Guitar I〜V” / “Beyond Spring for Melody Instruments” with separate guitar and piano accompaniments / Recorder & Harpsichord Series No. 1 “Beyond Spring Collection” and No. 2 “Suite des confessions de Marienne”
“Little Suite of Wildflowers – with Illustrated Story” for recorder and piano (soon to be published)
Haruyo Horie’s official website Katatsumuri no Hitorigoto (Monologue of a Snail).
A graduate of Toho Gakuen College’s department of early instruments, Mr. Ezaki was awarded second prize for his recorder performance at the 10th Early Music Competition in Yamanashi, Japan in 1996. He also received second prize in the ensemble division and the audience award at the International Early Music Competition in Bruges.
Ezaki has released numerous solo albums, with his Umi No Arashi receiving Special Selection status by Record Geijutsu Magazine as well as a nomination for the Japan Record Academy Award in 2012. Other major releases include Handel/Recorder Sonatas (2012 Asahi Newspaper Special Selection) and Telemann / 12 Sonate Metodiche Volumes 1 and 2, awarded Record Geijutsu Magazine’s Special Selection status and first prize in the music history division of the Japan Record Academy Award.
Ezaki appeared on NHK Educational TV, playing the role of Master on Ongaku No Chikara. He has also been featured on NHK TV’s Meikyoku Album V. Eyck, and Meikyoku-Recital on NHK FM. He was selected as a performer for Cirque du Soleil in 2010, and his rakugo/early music collaboration “Shinigami” was nominated for participation in the Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs arts festival. Ezaki also wrote and directed the baseball opera “Baseball Cantabile” which premiered in Sapporo in 2012.
http://www.ezakikoji.com (official site)
Mamiko Nagahisa (Harpsichord)
Ms. Nagahisa did her under-graduate and graduate work in harpsichord at
Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music where she received the Ataka Award.
She studied harpsichord and basso continuo with Masaaki Suzuki and Yoshiko
Kojima, and chamber music with Michio Kobayashi. Nagahisa has performed
and recorded basso continuo regularly with ensembles including Bach Collegium
Japan, the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra, the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra
and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. She is highly regarded for
her ensemble and basso continuo work and performs with a wide variety of
artists. She has been featured on NHK FM Recital, and worked as an assistant
in the Early Music Department at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music from 2002 to 2008. Nagahisa is a member of the
early music ensemble Trovatori Levanti and Ko-ha-ku.
|① My Little Reco (1’23) Recorder solo
Collection of 7 Pieces “ Beyond Spring” for Recorder & Harpsichord
②Beyond Spring (1’56) ③Violets (2’18) ④Ungaresca (2’48) ⑤At Night･･･ (3’29)
⑥The Dandelion And The Mouse (1’50) ⑦The Little Gadfly (2’02)
⑧Sleep-Inducing Waltz (2’48)
Sonatina Recorder Solo
⑨Ⅰ (1’58) ⑩Ⅱ (1’50) ⑪Ⅲ (1’01) ⑫Ⅳ (2’36)
⑬ Welcome！ (1’01) Harpsichord Solo
Suite d’Apres les Confessions de Marienne Recorder & Harpsichord
⑭Allemande (2’24) ⑮Courante (1’10) ⑯Sarabande (2’12)
⑰Pentaguine (0’55) ⑱Minuet (1’45) ⑲Marche (2’21) ⑳Gigue (1’18)
Accompaniment For You Harpsichord
(21)Beyond Spring (2’03) (22)The Little Gadfly (2’15) Sleep-Inducing Waltz (2’40)
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