Commemorating 50th year since N-Group was found, healing live CD "Nocturne"
is on the market !
Kiyomi Niibori (a member of NE & Ladies' Quartet, Master of Arts in Music)
N-Group, reached 49th year, pre 50th year, since the foundation, and many commemorating
works started to be published and/or put on sale. This CD became available for
the first of them.
The contents of this CD, pieces of music suited for healing were strictly selected
by Dr. Hiroki Niibori, Musical Director, and Mr. Kouhiro Sasozaki, PLERA Project
(abbr. P.P.), from many concerts of N-Group during 1991 and 2004. Concert of N-Group,
enjoying established reputation for encouraging and cheering up audience, performed
many joyful, rhythmical, cheerful pieces of music, and this CD, musical selection
from live performance, will be precious one of no precedent.
Readers will expect the recording of calm, BGM like performance for healing CD,
or selection of gentle pieces. Although they were recorded from actual concert,
different from studio recording, you will be impressed deeply by enthusiastic
intention to convey, breathing of performers, atmosphere of audience and aroused
Guitars play a key role, of course, in the recorded pieces and you can also enjoy
the sound of flute, cello and hand bells. It will be said as an encouraging CD
in a sense.
<<Recorded pieces of music>>
1.Nocturne (composed by P. Mauriat, arranged by Hiroki Niibori) performed in
This piece of music, as the title of CD, was performed at the last of encore.
Feeling of farewell will be realized by agokik.
Arpeggio and tremolo of guitar were performed beautifully.
2.Dance of Nubians~Dance of the Trojan from 'Faust' (comp. C. Gounod, arr.
Hideaki Kobayashi) 2004
3.La Musique de L'amour (comp. Seneville and Toussaint, arr. Hideaki Kobayashi)
4.When You Wish Upon A Star and Sleeping Beauty (comp.Leigh Harline and Tchaikovsky,
arr.Hideaki Kobayashi) 1996s
5.Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te (comp. P.Donaggio, arr. Sachiko Hiyamuta) 2004
From #2 to #5 are performed by Ladies' Quartet. Each a guitar for each sound range
was used and you can enjoy charm of each sound of guitar.
6.Concerto for Flute in F Major, 2nd Movement (comp. A.Vivaldi, arr. Hiroki
7.Concerto for Flute No.2 in D Major K.314, 2nd Movement (comp.W.A.Mozart,
#6 and #7 are performed costarring with flutist Ms. Chie Nagasaki, world wide
player, and NE
8."Minuetto" from Divertimento No.17(comp.W.A.Mozart, arr.Hiroki
9."Serenade" from Don Giovanni (comp.W.A.Mozart, arr.Hiroki Niibori)
#8 and #9 are repertoires of ladies' ensemble "The Dreamers", brought
big success at public performance in England in 1974, and these pieces were also
performed by female members and a guitarron (male performer).
10.Le Cygne (comp.C.Saint-Saëns, arr.Hiroki Niibori) 1991
You can fully enjoy charm of tremolo of guitars of each sound range in big organization.
11.Birthday Cantata BWV208 "Sheep May Safely Graze" (comp.J.S.Bach,
Organized with 2 flutes, viola da gamba and guitar ensemble for this piece of
music, performed at Christmas charity concert resulting very good reputation.
12.Waltz op.64-2 (comp.F.Chopin, arr.Hiroki Niibori) 2004
Only Dr. Niibori is capable of conducting! Guitar ensemble became possible to
express this high leveled motif and agokik. This piece of music obtained highest
praise at overseas concert and also from pianist.
13."Catari Catari" in Baroque Style (adapted.Masaaki Hayakawa, arr.Hiroki
Cello plays impotant part in this piece.
14."Gavotte" from Concert Grosso op.6-10 (comp.G.F.Handel, arr.Hiroki
This piece of music is said to be the origin of N-Orchestra in history, organization
15.The Forest's Waltz ("Ohshima Village" A Musical Pageant) (comp.Hiroki
This is the original work of Dr. Niibori. The effect sounds of birds' singing
in forest will be enjoyed in this arrangement.
16.The Hawaiian Wedding Song (comp.C.E.King, arr.Hideaki Kobayashi) 2001
This arrangement and motif were highly praised in Hawaii as "The best performance
17.Recuerdos de La Alhambla (comp.F.Tarrega, arr.Hiroki Niibori) 1998
You can enjoy both of solo and orchestra in this arrangement.
18.The first Noel (Traditional, arr.Mitsuji Nishikawa)1996
Performed by guitar (old instrument made in 1816) and hand bells to decorate the
finale of the CD. You will surely be healed.
Conductor: Hiroki Niibori #1,7,8,9,10,12,14,16,17 /Kiyoshi Koyama
#6,11,13 /Kyoko Momose #15
Performance: Niibori Guitar Philharmonic Orchestra (NOrch.) #1,10,14,15,16,
Niibori Guitar Ensemble (NE) #6,7,11,12,13
Niibori Guitar Ladies' Quartet (L.Q.=Quintet of guitars of each sound range)
Dreamers (Ladies' Guitar Ensemble) #8,9
Niibori Guitar Hand Bells Ensemble #18
It became a form of one point messages in this column, and detailed explanation
will be attached to CD.
CD "Nocturne" price 1,575yen (tax included) separate freight charge
This issue is specially featured musical instruments (Guitars). World's famous
guitars N-Method Guitars for each sound range such as Soprano Guitar, Alto Guitar,
Bass Guitar, Cembalo Guitar, Contrabass Guitar and Guitarron are possible to purchase
at Niibori Guitar Academy.
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Niibori Guitar Music Academy, Editorial Office
143-14 Fujisawa, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken,
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