WORKS OF THE 1990s


Sound of Tomo - Orchestral Shinban (1990)
Brief description: Work scored for orchestra and traditional Japanese instruements, including nagauta-style vocals. Performed once during a 1990 broadcast of NHK radio.

Japanese Suite (1991)
Brief description: An orchestral arrangement of Ifukube's Piano Suite commissioned by the Suntory Music Foundation.

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah - Symphonic Fantasia (1991)
Brief description: Concert suite based on cues from Ifukube's score for the 1991 film Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.

The Lake Kimtaankamuito (1992)
Brief description: Work for soprano, viola and piano or, at the suggestion of the composer, the piano can be replaced with a harp. The words sung in this piece are from a poem by the noted Ainu scholar, Genzo Sarashina. Kimtaankamuito is the mythical Ainu name for Lake Mashu in Hokkaido.

Kushiro Marshland (Symphonic Tableaux) (1993)
Brief description: Work for orchestra in four movements: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring. Originally written to accompany a documentary about the Kushiro Marshland Park in Hokkaido.

Five Poems after Inaba Manyo (1994)
Brief description: Work for soprano, alto-flute and a 25-string koto. Commissioned by the town of Kokufu in Tottori.994, Ifukube was commissioned to write Five Poems after Inaba Manyo by the town o

Chant de la sérinde (1997)
Brief description: Work for 25-string koto based on the Sacred Fountain theme from the 1964 film Mothra vs. Godzilla.

Pipa Xing (1999)
Brief description: Work for 25-string koto commissioned by Souju Nosaka. Based on a poem by Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi (772-846 AD).



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