John R. Graham

大きな国 / Big Country 収録OST: Vol.3 / 完全盤





From his time with Dosan to the very end, Mitsuhide is inspired by the notion of a united, peaceful Japan. Arguably, he makes mistakes – his desire to realise his dream leads him to wishful thinking; he places total trust people who do not fully share his ideas or intentions. Nevertheless, Dosan’s admonition to Mitsuhide to make a “Big Country” is one that fires him throughout the story.

Even though the goal may be pure, the music for “Big Country” does not depict simply hope and inspiration. It starts off with yearning in the strings and harp, as though the vision of a peaceful, unified future is there, but possibly it’s still hard to picture in detail – it remains a far-off vision, if a powerful one.

About 1’53, we reach a climactic moment. The brass depicts the grandeur of the future, with the strings soaring above. It is not all pure happiness, however. The dissonance in the brass is intended to represent that there will be great suffering and many obstacles along the way, even if the goal can be reached. It is a mighty, powerful vision, but one that will inevitably run through the path of war, slaughter, and (as it happened) somewhat draconian laws to keep the “peace” in check, once it was achieved.

But while acknowledging the brutal struggle needed to unify a country beset by many wars and fiefdoms, the vision nevertheless is a powerful, positive one, as expressed beginning about 2’49. Despite all the sacrifices and strife along the way, the notion of unification and peace, the hope of Kirin coming, remains magic.

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「大きな国 / Big Country」
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「光秀と信長 / Mitsuhide and Nobunaga」

NHK大河ドラマ「麒麟がくる」オリジナル・サウンドトラック Vol.3
[発売日] : 2020.12.23
¥3,000+ 税
ソニー・ミュージックレーベルズ / SICX-30089

NHK大河ドラマ「麒麟がくる」オリジナル・サウンドトラック Vol.3

NHK大河ドラマ「麒麟がくる」オリジナル・サウンドトラック Vol.3

NHK大河ドラマ「麒麟がくる」オリジナル・サウンドトラック 完全盤
[発売日] : 2021.02.24
¥15,000+ 税
ソニー・ミュージックレーベルズ / SICX-30090 ~ SICX-30095

NHK大河ドラマ「麒麟がくる」オリジナル・サウンドトラック 完全盤

NHK大河ドラマ「麒麟がくる」オリジナル・サウンドトラック 完全盤