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Kanon (カノン?) is a Japanese singer and song-writer born in Tokyo, Japan on March 9, 1980. She is signed to Sony Music Japan International.

Her latest album, Precious was released on November 18, 2007.

Career

She first debuted in 2003 with a mini album titled Alleluia -Piano & Voice-. As of year 2008, she already has 5 singles, 4 studio albums and 2 mini albums released and her latest appearance is at NHK Studio Park Kara Konnichiwa on March 19, 2008.

Collaborations

As for songs on her albums, she often does compositions herself, however occasionally collaborated with other composers such as Saint-Preux and Francesco Sartori.

Discography

Singles

Wings to Fly~翼をください/虹/明日への鼓動

  • Wings to Fly~翼をください <作詞:山上路夫 作曲:村井邦彦 編曲・英語詞:カノン>
  • 虹 <作詞・作曲:カノン 編曲:北浦正尚>
  • 明日への鼓動 <作詞・作曲:カノン 編曲:スパム春日井>
  • Wings to Fly~翼をください [Instrumental]
  • 虹 [Instrumental]
  • 明日への鼓動 [Instrumental]

Kiseki Song of Love

This single is released on October 20, 2004, while the catalogue number is SICL-95.

  • Kiseki Song of Love Miracle Song of Love (キセキ Song of Love?)
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • Memories of Summer time
    • English lyrics: Kanon
  • Kiseki Song of Love (Instrumental)
  • Memories of Summer time (Instrumental)

Gloria

  • Gloria
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • Wings to fly ~ Tsubasa wo Kudasai (Wings to fly ~ 翼をください?)
    • Arrangement/English lyrics: Kanon
  • Gloria (Instrumental)

Kokoro

  • Kokoro Heart (こころ?)
  • Kiseki Song of Love (Piano Version)
  • Kokoro (Instrumental)

My Destiny/Serenade

It was released on May 24, 2006 and the catalogue number is SICL-139.

  • My Destiny
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Serenade
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • My Destiny (Instrumental)
  • Serenade (Instrumental)

Brand New Breeze

This is released on November 22, 2006, catalogue number is SICL-149.

  • Brand New Breeze
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • The Power
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Brand New Breeze (Instrumental)
  • The Power (Instrumental)

Studio albums

Hymn of Grace

This is released on February 18, 2004, catalogue number is VCCM-2001.

  • El Shaddai (エルシャダイ?) - Kanon
  • Gloria - Kanon
  • Fuyu ~Shiki Yori~ (冬~四季より~ Winter ~Four Seasons~?) - Antonio Vivaldi
  • The water is wide - English Folk Lullaby
  • Scarborough Fair (スカボローフェア?) - Irish Folk Lullaby
  • Anata no Koe ni Kokoro wa Hiraku - Opera "Samson and Derira - Yori (あなたの声に心は開く-オペラ「サムソンとデリラ」より?)
  • Calling you - Bob Telson
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Ave Maria - Kanon
  • Loving Grace - Kanon
  • The Light - Kanon
  • Pie Jesu (ピエ・イエズ?) - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Primary Flowers

Released on June 22, 2005, catalogue number: SICL-110.

  • My Name is...
    • Composer/arranger: Kanon
  • Kiseki Song of Love
  • Anata e (あなたへ?, For you)
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Wings to fly ~ Tsubasa wo Kudasai (cathedral version)
    • English lyrics: Kanon
  • Believe
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Theme from Vocalise (Interlude)
  • Futari Two of us (フタリ?)
    • Composition: Saint-Preux
  • Gloria
  • Tenderly
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • Can't Help Falling in Love
    • Luigi Creatore/George David Weiss/Hugo Peretti
    • Arranger: Kanon
  • Daiya Mondo (ダイヤモンド?)
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • SHINE
  • Lullabye (Good Night My Angel)

Sanctuary

Released on November 28, 2007, catalogue number is SICL-173.

  • Brand New Breeze
  • The Power
  • Blue
  • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Kokoro (album mix)
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Subete Everything (すべて?)
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • Tsuki Moon (?)
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • A Parting Blessing (Interlude) (Traditional)
  • My Destiny
  • Good Old Days
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Serenade (album mix)
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • If Ye Love Me
  • Composer: Thomas Tallis
  • As One
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • Life
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon

Precious

This album was released on November 18, 2007 and the catalogue number is SICL-173[1]

  • (Kyrie ~荒野の果てに?)
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • (都会の天使たちへ featuring Tetsuya Bessho?)
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • Let It Snow featuring WISE [disambiguation needed]
    • Composer: Kanon
    • Lyricist: Kanon, WISE
  • Brand New Breeze featuring Stella Quintet Players Side
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • You Raise Me Up
  • Carry On
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Nella Fantasia
    • Composer: Ennio Morricone
    • Lyricist: Chiara Ferrau
    • Arranger: Kanon
  • Time To Say Goodbye
    • Composer: Francesco Sartori
    • Lyricist: Lucio Quarantotto/English lyrics: Frank Peterson
  • (Eternity ~悠久 ~ featuring上松美香?)
    • Lyricist: Kanon
  • O Come All ye faithful (traditional)
  • Kiseki Song of Love featuring Stella Quintet Players Side
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • Christmas Medley

Mini albums

Alleluia -Piano & Voice-

This album was released on July 2, 2003. It was her debut album. The singer herself did all songs in this album, its composition and lyrics, except for Alleluia (Arranged version). The catalogue number is MSCV-2007

  • Alleluia
  • By being yourself
  • Your Love
  • Saigo (さいご?)
  • Alleluia (Arranged version)

Destiny

Released on October 26, 2005, catalogue number is SICL-124

  • Destiny
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Sanctus
    • Composition/arrangement/lyrics: Kanon
  • Lascia ch'io pianga (English Hymn version)
    • Composer: G.F Handel
    • Arranger: Kanon
  • Gloria (English version)
    • Composition/lyrics: Kanon
  • My Destiny
  • SHINE -tranquilizer mix- remixed by TOMISIRO

Notes

  • Kiseki Song of Love was chosen as J-WAVE GOOD MORNING TOKYO's Olympic theme.
  • The single Kokoro is the campaign song for the movie, The Duelist.
  • My Destiny is the third ending for the anime series, Angel Heart and her other single, Gloria/Serenade is the insert song for the same series as well.
  • Brand New Breeze became the opening theme for the anime series, Kin’iro no Corda ~primo passo~. Furthermore, she guest starred in episode 24 as herself.
  • As One, one of the tracks in her album, Sanctuary is the theme song for NHK's program, Autumn's 3 Biggest Open Groove 2006.
  • (都会の天使たちへ featuring Tetsuya Bessho?) has been featured in the Japanese broadcast of the TV drama series, Brothers and Sisters.
  • Wings to Fly ~ Tsubasa wo Kudasai is an insert song for the NHK TV novel, Chiri to Techin.

Appearances

TV

  • NHK Studio Park Kara Konnichiwa - March 19, 2008

TV animation

  • Kin'iro no Corda ~primo passo~ - Guest starred as herself
  • Guin Saga Ending Song - This is my Road

References

  1. "Precious album @ CDJapan.co.jp". CDJapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 

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