Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Music for Holy Week: Japanese

"Kinasai-omoniwo-oumono". A famous arrangement of Matthew 11:28-30 by Saburo Takada. He was a lay choir director. after the Second Vatican Council, he began composing Catholic hymns and Masses in the Japanese language, and some of them are stunningly beautiful. It was he who composed the standard Japanese version of the Ave Maria.

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