John R. Graham

光秀と信長 / Mitsuhide and Nobunaga 収録OST: Vol.3 / 完全盤





最終的には、光秀が望んだこと — 日本統一と平和 — は達成されました。信長の功績は、秀吉と家康が歩む道を作りました。(光秀と信長)の二人の主人公は、当然ながら結末を想像することはできませんでしたが、(物語を観ている)我々は来る悲劇を知っていることを考慮し、運命感、哀愁感、そして壮大な動かす力がこの曲で表現されています。

As the story progresses, the fate of Mitsuhide and Nobunaga become more intertwined; since the audience knows the end, the dramatic irony of watching their friendship develop intensifies over time. We all know it will end in disaster, but of course they did not. Consequently, every interaction between them carries freight.

This piece starts off seriously, even menacingly. The alliance between Mitsuhide and Nobunaga is at times stormy. Besides, the audience knows that, even if they believe they are proceeding toward the same goal, their means of achieving it shows signs all along of diverging, fatally, even as it grows together.

At about 1’36 the pace of the piece becomes rhythmic but the tempo remains pacing, rather than energetic; I was picturing this tempo representing the slow “grind” of fate; even though it may take a long time, the interweaving of these two men’s lives was on a slow course toward disaster. Mitsuhide’s theme enters at 2’10 followed by Nobunaga’s a little later, steadily building in intensity. When Mituhide’s theme returns around 3’36, there is something fateful about it, and the men’s choir adds an air of an almost supernatural fatefulness.

Finally, we arrive at a sort of collision at 4’21 – the low instruments pause, and we have full choir, high strings, and brass, punctuated by percussion all expressing the ache of the fate in which the two characters are caught, followed by a melancholy ending.

In the end, what Mitsuhide wanted – unification and peace – was achieved. Nobunaga’s success paved the way for Hideyoshi and Ieyasu Tokugawa. Naturally, neither of our two main characters guessed at how it would come about, but the audience knows what a catastrophe is in store for them, so the music has a hint of fate, melancholy, and powerful forces.

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「光秀と信長 / Mitsuhide and Nobunaga」
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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