M.A.B. Soloists will challenge to dig the origin of the European sacred music and Japanese sacred music.
"Organum" is a kind of sacred music in the medieval era. The prominent characteristic of the music is that the basis of the melody is Gregorian chant and new melodies are supplemented upon the melody. Organum is very important sort of music to trace the genesis of polyphonic music. Moreover, the music is very attractive so it give men of today fresh impression.
"Shyunie" is ritual function which has been held over 1000 years in "Todai-ji" Temple in Japan and the function has the musical rite named "Shyoumyou" (pray with voice) with "Jyuzu" (an utensil of sermon which sounds clattering) and "Horagai" (a kind of trumpet made of conch). Shibata Minao who is the composer of "Shyunie San" wrote the piece that is derived from the ritual "Shyunie" just as it is and the piece expresses the whole function of the "Shyunie" itself.
This is our first experience performing these two kinds of early music in one time, so we can not imagine what kind of inspiration will be arise even to ourselves so as to audience. The concert is most aggressive approach in our performing history, so please come to the concert and feel the new world with us.