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Check out http://www.komuso.com/pieces/index.html#S for a list of pieces which begin with S.
In most pieces named Sanya, the kanji is 三谷 which means 'three valleys'. This is often noted to be in reference to the way the pieces moves between otsu (lower octave) and kan (middle octave) and back and forth, as if one were traversing mountain valleys.
Another piece called Sanya has different kanji -- 山谷 which means 'mountain valley'. Some features of the song are similar to that of the three valley pieces.
(edited after caffeind pointed out the error)
Last edited by Zakarius (2009-07-22 11:51:50)
三谷=lit. three valleys
山谷=lit. mountain valley
I read somewhere that Sanya came from a Sanskrit word. I asked around and was told that it may relates to shunyata/sanyata, which means enlightenment. The komuso.com site has several other explanations.... Sanskrit word for 'meeting', safe delivery in childbirth, etc.
Very interesting! I read somewhere that it is believed that Futaiken Sanya insures a safe and easy childbirth.
The 3 mountains /valleys seems consistent in both your and Zak's explanations and makes sense in terms ofthe structure of the peices moving between otsu and kan.