Japanese Composers' Choral Works

Language
<EN>: English
<GE>: German
<IT>: Italian
<JA>: Japanese
<LA>: Latin
<OT>: Other language
<VA>: Various language
<VO>: Vocalise

Publisher
[ARI]: Ariadne
[BCA]: BCA
[BRH]: Breitkopf & Härtel
[COM]: Composer's website
[FA]: Musik Fabrik
[GEN]: Gentry Publications
[GRI]: G. Ricordi & Co.
[KA]: Kawai
[ME]: Mother Earth
[ON]: Ongaku no tomo sha
[OX]: Oxford University Press
[SC]: Schott Japan
[SU]: Sulasol
[TH]: Theodore Presser Company
[UY]: University of York Music Press
[ZER]: Zervoni
[ZEN]: Zen-On
[UN]: Unpublished

Abe, Kyoko (1950-)
Die Jahreszeiten for mixed chorus a cappella, 1979. [ARI]
1. Der Frühling / 2. Der Sommer / 3. Der Herbst / 4. Der Winter

Amano, Masamichi
Dies irae for mixed chorus, organ and orchestra, 1992.

Chihara, Hideki (1957-)
Shizu-uta for women's chorus a cappella, 1994/99. [ZEN] <JA>
ORASHO - 3 movements of crypto-Christian for mixed chorus a cappella, 1998. [ZEN] <JA & LA>
Maria Orientalis for mixed chorus a cappella, 2002. [ZEN] <LA>
Canticum Sacrum No.1 "Dixit, Laudate et Magnificat" for male chorus, 2004. [ZEN] <LA>
1. Dixit Dominus / 2. Laudate Dominum / 3. Magnificat
Canticum Sacrum No. 2 "Maria, Alleluia" for male chorus and timpani, 2005. [ZEN] <LA>
1. Maria, Mater Gratiae / 2. Ave Maria, gratia plena / 3. Alleluia (Regina caeli)

Fujiie, Keiko (1963-)
The Foutains of Paradise for mixed chorus, violin and guitar, 1995. CD [ZEN] <VO>

Fujikura, Dai (1977-)
Silver Kisses for flute, mezzo soprano, baritone and children's chorus, 2002. [GRI]
But, I fly for 12 mixed voices, 2005. [GRI]

Fukushima, Kazuo
Shizu-uta for soprano, female chorus, 2 flutes and harp, 1961. [ZER] <JA>

Fukushima, Yujiro (1932-2005)
Songs of Southern Islands for women's chorus a cappella, 1982-83. [KA] <JA>

Gondai Atsuhiko (1965-)
Hymmnn & Lament for male chorus, speaker and piano, 1996. [UN] <EN> ram
Dying Project for mixed chorus and piano, 2002. [SC] <VA>
Berceuse for mezzo soprano, piano, chilren's chorus and orchestra, 2005. [SC] <JA & LA>

Hayashi, Hikaru (1931-)
Scenes from Hiroshima (Little Landscapes of Hiroshima) for mixed chorus, 1958-2001. [ZEN] <JA>
1. Give me water 2. Near sunset 3. Night 4. Green Everlasting

Hachimura, Yoshio (1938-1985)
The Garden of Love: The Outsider I for mixed chorus a cappella, 1971. [ZEN] <EN>

Hirabayashi, Kyo
Grodek for mixed chorus a cappella [ME] <GE>

Hosokawa. Toshio (1955-)
Death and Resurrection - Voiceless Voice in Hiroshima II for 3 narrators, mixed chorus, tape and orchestra, 1989. [SC] <JA/EN>
Ave Maria for mixed chorus a cappella, 1991. [SC] <LA> CD
Ave Maris Stella for mixed chorus a cappella, 1991. [SC] <LA>
Tenebrae for children's chorus a cappella, 1993. [SC] <LA>
Singing Trees for children's chorus a cappella, 1996-97. [SC] <JA>
Seascapes - Night for mixed chorus and 7 players, 1997. [SC] <JA>
Winter Voice - Voiceless Voice in Hiroshima III for mixed chorus and orchestra, 2000-01. [SC] <JA>
Signs of Spring - Voiceless Voice in Hiroshima IV for alto, mixed chorus and orchestra, 2001. [SC] <GE>
Temple Bells Voice - Voiceless Voice in Hiroshima V for mixed chorus and orchestra, 2001. [SC] <JA>
Weihnachtskantate for soprano, alto, mixed chorus and orchestra, 2002. [SC} <GE>
Into the Forest for children's chorus, 2002. [SC] <JA>
Mein Herzensgrund, unendlich tief for marimba and mixed chorus, 2004. [SC] <JA>
Die Lotosblume for mixed chorus and percussion, 2006. [SC] <GE>

Ichiyanagi, Toshi
Scenes of Poems I for mixed chorus and violoncello, 1994. [SC] <JA>

Ikebe, Shin-ichiro (1943-)
Sohmon I, II for mixed chorus a cappella, 1970. [ON] <JA> CD
Folksongs of Orient I for mixed chorus a cappella, 1984. [ON] <VA> CD
Folksongs of Orient II for mixed chorus a cappella, 1992. [ON] <VA> CD
Folksongs of Orient III for mixed chorus a cappella, 2000. [ON] <VO>
Gloria for male chorus a cappella, 2004. [KA] <LA>
Folksongs of Orient IV for male chorus a capella, 2005. [UN] <VA>

Ishii, Kan (1921-)
Gesang eines welken Baumes und der Sonne / Song of a Withered Tree and the Sun for male chorus and piano, 1955. [SC] <GE/EN>

Ishimaru, Hiroshi
Aizu-Bandai-San (The Volcano of Aizu Bandaisan) for female chorus and piano. [SU] <JA>

Kan-no, Shigeru (1955-)
Psalm-100 for mixed chorus, 1991.
Scared Musique for female chorus, 1991.
Missa Brevis for mixed chorus a cappella, 1993.
<<Déjeuner du Matin>> de Jaques Preévert for female chorus, 1995.
Wechsellied beim Weine for mixed chorus, 1997.
Nun Lob, Mein Seel, den Herrn for mixed chorus, 1998.
Es Spielen Einst Drei Bruder for female chorus, 1998.
Wenn Ich das Nachts vor dem Feuerlein Steh for male chorus and piano, 1998.
Beati Pauperes Spiritu for mixed chorus a cappella, 1998.
Missa Piccola for female chorus, 2000.
Tulpen für Mädy for mixed chorus a cappella, 2000.
Aicá Maragá for mixed chorus a cappella, 2001.
Die Hessische Volkslieder for mixed chorus a cappella, 2002.
Leidenschaft for mixed chorus, 2003.
Inminencia Constante for mixed chorus a cappella, 2003.
Seguidillas y Saltonas for mixed chorus, 2004.
Trinklieder for mixed chorus a cappella, 2005.

Kinoshita, Makiko
Five Prayers for female chorus a cappella, 1996. [ON] <VO>

Kondo, Jo (1947-)
Dawn for mixed chamber choir and 8 instruments, 2001. [UY] <VO>
Snow's Falling for mixed choir and piano, 2001. [UY] <JA>
Three Sappho Fragments for mixed choir, flute and tom tom, 2003. [UY] <JA>
Two Pieces for mixed chorus, 1981. [UY]

Kubo, Mayako (1947-)
Yogi for mixed chorus a cappella, 1980. [UN] <VO>

Maeda, Moyuru
Eight Japanese Folksongs for SSSAA treble chorus. [FA]
Suite of Haikus for SSSAA treble chorus. [FA]
Versets sur "Ave Maris Stella" for SSSAA treble chorus. [SA]

Mamiya, Michio (1929-)
Composition for Chorus No. 1 for mixed chorus a cappella, 1958. [ON] <JA> CD
Composition for Chorus No. 2 for mixed chorus, flute and percussion, 1962. [ON] <JA>
Composition for Chorus No. 3 for male chorus a cappella, 1963. [ON] <JA> CD
Composition for Chorus No. 6 for male chorus a cappella, 1968. [ZEN] <JA>
CD
Composition for Chorus No. 7 "Mammoth Cemetery" for children's chorus a cappella, 1972. [ZEN] <JA>
Composition for Chorus No. 14 for male chorus and percussion, 1994. [SU] <VA>

Matsudaira, Yori-Aki (1931-)
Perpetual Mobile for children's chorus a cappella, 1986. [ME]
Symposium for mixed chorus a cappella, 1990. [ME]
5 Folklores for children's chorus a cappella, 1991. [ME] <JA>
Le Ranz des Vaches for children's chorus a cappella, 1999. [ME]
Maria della Glisch for children's chorus a cappella, 1999. [ME]
Sakura for children's chorus a cappella, 1999. [ME] <JA>

Matsushita, Ko (1962-)
Ave Maria for female/children's chorus a cappella. [KA/ON/SU] <LA>
Ave Maria for mixed chorus a cappella. [KA/ON/SU] <LA>
Ave Maria for male chorus a cappella. [KA/SU] <LA>
Japanese Folk Songs No. 1 - Composition for Equal Voice Choir for children's/female/male chorus a cappella, 1993. [KA] <JA>
Children's songs of Ki-no-Kuni 1 for female/children's choir, 1994. [KA] <JA>
A Tale of a Kitten for female voices, 1994. [ON] <JA>
1. Children / 2. Night / 3. Running / 4. Life Defends
Children's songs of Ki-no-Kuni 2 for female/children's choir, 1995. [KA] <JA>
Japanese Folk Songs No. 2 - Composition for Female (Equal Voice) Chorus for children's/female chorus a cappella, 1995. [KA] <JA>
A Tale of a Kitten for mixed chorus a cappella, 1995. [ON] <JA>
Japanese Folk Songs No. 3 - Composition for Male Choir formale chorus a cappella, 1995. [KA] <JA>
Four Insular Songs of Amami Islands for mixed chorus a cappella, 1998. [KA] <JA>
Antiphona Beatae Mariae Virginis for female chorus, 1998. [KA] <LA>
1. Alma Redemptoris Mater / 2. Ave Regina coelorum / 3. Regina coeli / 4. Salve Regina
Two Folksongs from Akita for mixed voices, 1999. [ON] <JA>
Cantate Domino for male chorus a cappella, 1999. [ON] <LA> CD ram
1. Cantate Domino / 2. Adoramus te Christe / 3. Gloria
For Birds for mixed chorus a cappella, 1999. [ON] <JA>
1. A letter / 2. The bird called Anna / 3. Tree / 4. Crying of stones /5. Song of town
Children's songs of Ki-no-Kuni 3 for female/children's choir, 2002. [KA] <JA>
Laudate pueri for male voices a cappella, 2001. [KA] <LA>
Laetentur coeli for male voices a cappella, 2002. [KA] <LA>
Antiphona Beatae Mariae Virginis II for female choir, 2004. [KA] <LA>
1. Ne timeas, Maria / 2. Hodie beata Virgo Maria / 3. Assumpta est Maria
Japanese Folk Songs No. 5 - Composition for Mixed Choir for mixed chorus a cappella, 2002-05. [KA] <JA>

Miki, Minoru (1930-)
Sohmon II for 20-gen koto and mixed chorus, 1972. [BCA] <VO>

Miyoshi, Akira (1933-)
Five Japanese Folk Songs for mixed chorus a cappella, 1973. [ZEN] <JA>
Three Songs of Mother Goose for children's chorus a cappella, 1981. [ON] <EN>
1. One, two, three, four, five / 2. There were once two cats of Kilkenny / 3. If all seas were one sea

Mizuno, Shuko (1934-)
Autonomy of Voice for 6 female voices, 1964. [BCA] <VO>
Autonomy of Mixed Chorus for mixed chorus a cappella, 1972. [BCA] <VO> CD

Mochizuki, Misato (1969-)
Écoute for 5 voices (SMATB) and light installations [BRH] CD

Motomatsu, Noriko (1977-)
Nunc Dimitis for mixed choir, 1997.
Agnus Dei for mixed choir, flute and string quartet, 1998.
Kyrie for mixed choir, flute and string quartet, 1998.
Michinoku no for mixed choir, 2000.
Chair for mixed a cappela choir, 2000.

Niimi, Tokuhide (1947-)
Enlaçage IV for 4 groups of female chorus a cappella, 1981. [UN] <VO>
The Bells for male chorus a cappella, 1984. [UN] <EN>
Tree of Spirit for female chorus a cappella, 1995 [ZEN] <VO>
Light Tree for female chorus a cappella, 1997. [ZEN] <VO>

Nishikaze, Makiko (1968-)
Elegie for mixed voice chorus, 1996. [UN]

Nishimura, Akira (1953-)
Seven Poems of Princess Shikishi for mixed chorus a cappella, 1990. [ON] <JA>

Noda, Teruyuki (1940-)
Livre de Mort for mixed chorus a cappella, 1971. [ZEN] <VO & JA>

Nodaira, Ichiro (1953-)
Monologue de la nuit for mixed chorus and flute, 1993-94/99. [UN]

Ogikubo, Kazuaki (1953-)
Requiem for mixed chorus and percussion, 1981. [UN] <LA>
Mass No. 1 "Resurrection" for female chorus a cappella, 1985. [ON] <LA>
Mass No. 3 "Chorus Angelorum" for children's/female chorus a cappella, 1997. [ON] <LA>
2 Motets for the End of the World for mixed chorus a cappella, 2001. [KA] <LA>

Ogino, Mutsuhito (1981-)
Dona eis requiem for mixed choir and organ, 2004. [COM] <LA>
Air for mixed choir, 2005. [COM] <VO>
Lacrimosa for mixed choir and organ, 2006. [COM] <LA>

Ogura, Ro (1916-1990)
Hotaru Koi from "Nine Pieces on Children's Songs of Tohoku Region" for female chorus a cappella. [ON/TH] <JA> CD

Okada, Kazuko (1962-)
CLAVES DE VOZ for female chorus a cappella [ME] <VO>

Sakamoto, Yoshitaka (1898-1962)
Vier japanische Chorlieder for male chorus a cappella. [SC] <GE>
1. Soran Bushi - Lied des Fischers "Wenn ich ein Mövchen frage"/ 2. Sansa Sigure - Tanzlied "O Sansa, aus grauem Himmel" / 3. Kyushu Tanko Bushi - Kohlengräberlied "Mond schimmert auf"/ 4. Shimotzui Bushi - Der fröhliche Schiffer "Shimotzui ist ein guter Hafen"

Sato, Kentaro (1981-)
Kyrie for mixed chorus a cappella. [GEN] <LA>

Satoh (Sato), Somei (1947-)
Stabat Mater for soprano and mixed chorus, 1987. [UN] <LA>

Shinohara, Makoto
Yumeji (Ways of Dreams) for orchestra of Japanese and Western instruments and mixed chorus [ZEN] CD

Suzuki, Teruaki (1958-)
Ars antiqua for female chorus a cappella, 1993. [ON] <JA>
Shiikasho (Lura graeca) for mixed chorus a cappella, 1994. [KA] <OT (Ancient Greek)>
Brodōn ton ek Pierias (Ars antiqua II) for female chorus a cappella, 1995. [ON] <OT (Ancient Greek)>
Odae carminvm for mixed chorus a cappella, 1996. [ZEN] <LA>
Five Songs of Nonsense for children's/female chorus a cappella, 1997. [KA] <EN>
Clann Lir for female chorus a cappella, 1999. [ON] <OT (Gaelic)>
Liriche amorose for mixed chorus a cappella, 2000. [KA] <IT>
Seven Songs of Nonsense for children's/female chorus a cappella, 2001. [KA] <EN>
Tír na nÓg for children's chorus a cappella, 2004. [ON] <OT (Gaelic)>

Takahashi, Yuji (1938-)
Metta Sutta for mixed chorus a cappella, 1996. [COM] <OT(Pali)>

Takano, Mari (1960-)
Drei Stücke für Stimmen (Three Pieces for Voices) for tenor solo and mixed choir, 1986-87. [UN]

Takata, Saburo (1913-2000)
Cantus Mariales laponici for equal voices a cappella, 1959. [ON] <LA> CD
1. Assumpta est Maria / 2. Maria Mater / 3. Salve Mater misericordiae / 4. Tota pulchra es

Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996)
Wind Horse for mixed chorus a cappella, 1961-66. [SC] <JA & VO> CD
1. Vocalise I / 2. Spell of fingers / 3. Vocalise II / 4. Vocalise III / 5. Legend of the dining table
Grass for male chorus a cappella, 1982. [SC] <EN> CD ram
Handmade Proverbs
for 6 male voices, 1987. [SC] <EN> CD ram
1. Your eyes / 2. Three bonzes 3. Cinderella's misfortune / 4. A farewell gift
Songs for mixed chorus, 1979-92. [SC] <JA> CD
---Songs I
1. Small Sky / 2. I Just Sing / 3. In a Small Room / 4. The Game of Love / 5. Unseen Child / 6. Will Tomorrow, I Wonder, Be Cloudy or Clear?
---Songs II
1. Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) /2. Wings / 3. To the Island / 4. A Song of 's (Circles) and 's (Triangles) / 5. All That the Man Left Behind When He Died / 6. Sayonara

Tamano, Yoshio
Energism No. 5 for mixed chorus a cappella, 1965. [ZER]

Tanaka, Toshimitsu (1930-)
Requiem "The Grave" for mixed chorus, orchestra and Japanese percussions, 1972.

Terashima, Rikuya (1964-)
Psalm 49 "O hear ye this, all ye people" for mixed chorus a cappella, 1998. [ON]
The Grass for mixed chorus a cappella, 1999. [UN] <EN>
Divine Image for female chorus and piano, 2003. [OX] <EN>
Infant Joy for mixed chorus a cappella, 2003. [OX] <EN>
A Cradle Song for mixed chorus and piano, 2007. [OX] <EN>

Tsubonoh, Katsuhiro (1947-)
Constellation I for 30 clarinets and women's chorus, 1971.

Torikai, Ushio
SEI for women's voices, 1984.
Aun no koe for four male soloists and Buddhist monk's chorus, 1995.
Rest for mixed chorus, 2001.

Tsukatani, Akihiro (1919-1995)
Lm for mixed chorus a cappella, 1989-90. [UN]

Yamada, Kosaku (1886-1965)
Die Herbstfeier for mixed chorus and orchestra , 1912. [ZEN; mixed chorus & piano ver.] <GE>

Yuasa, Joji (1929-)
Utterance for mixed chorus a cappella, 1971. [ZEN] <VO>
Questions for mixed chorus a cappella, 1971. [ZEN] <JA & EN>
1. Hm! and Hm? / 2. Madrigal / 3. Routine / 4. Affirmative answers / 5. Psychological test / 6. The right to refuse answer
Projection on Basho's Haiku for mixed chorus and vibraphone, 1974. [ZEN] <JA> CD
Dear Old Songs for America for mixed chorus a cappella, 1984. [ON] <EN>
1. Home Sweet Home / 2. The Little Brown Church in the Vale / 3. Old Folks at Home / 4. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny / 5. The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Phonomatopoeia for mixed chorus, 1991. [SC] <VO>
Cosmic Solitude for baritone, mixed chorus and orchestra, 1997. [SC] <GE>
Four Seasons from Basho's Haiku for male chorus a capella, 2002. [UN] <JA & EN> CD


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