Tamezō Narita (1893-1945): Hamabe no Uta (Song Of The Seashore)

This is a Japanese song, written in 1916 and made popular in the West by James Galway's 1979 recording. I have played it on mandolin, mandola (octave mandolin), mandocello and tenor guitar, using our group's own arrangement. The mandocello doubles the mandola.

1890s Umberto Ceccherini mandolin
Mid-Missouri M-111 octave mandolin
Suzuki MC-815 mandocello
Vintage Viaten tenor guitar

Artwork by Hokusai.