OF THE 1960s
Sword Dance (1960)
Shanty of the Shiretoko Peninsula (1960)
to Hokkaido (1961)
description: Work for orchestra and choir. Ifukube also made an
arrangement for soprano and piano.
Ostinata for Piano and Orchestra (1961)
description: Concerto for piano and
orchestra in one continuous movement. Ifukube employs rhythmic patterns
of 5 and 7 beats to the measure throughout this pianistically demanding
work, which is based on the rhythmic characteristics of traditional
Japanese poetry. Premièred in October 1961 in Tokyo.
Suite - The Little Prince and the 8-Headed Dragon (1964/2003)
description: Ifukube wrote the celebrated
score for one of the most famous anime films of all time, The
Little Prince and the 8-Headed Dragon, in 1961. In 2003 he arranged
the score into a multi-movement concert suite.
Fontaine sacrée - (1964/2000)
description: Work scored for soprano,
viola, bassoon and harp. The melody is taken from the Sacred Fountain
theme of the 1964 film, Mothra vs. Godzilla. The lyrics are
in the Malay language.
Cantilena ballabile sul mode antico de Giappone (1967)
description: Work for solo guitar
dedicated to the composer's son, Kiwami.
Aria concertata di Kugo-Arpa (1969, revised 1989)
description: Work for solo guitar,
dedicated to Masaru Kono.
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