Akira Ifukube

Biography by

One of the most respected of serious composers in Japan since the 1950s, Akira Ifukube has also led something of a double life as one of the most popular and prolific film composers in Japan since the…
Read Full Biography

Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Godzilla, film score 1954 Film Score
Eclogues after Epos Among Aino Races for voice & 4 timpani 1956 Vocal Music
Lullabies (3) Among the Native Tribes on the Island of Sakhalin, for voice & piano 1949 Vocal Music
King Kong vs. Godzilla, film score 1962 Film Score
Symphonic Fantasia No. 1 Orchestral
Lake Kimtaankamuito for voice, viola & harp 1992 Vocal Music
Ballata Sinfonica, duo for treble & bass 25-string kotos 2001 Chamber Music
Poems (5) after Inaba Manyo for voice, alto flute & 25-string koto 1994 Vocal Music
Ancient Minstrelsies of Gilyak Tribes, for voice & piano 1946 Vocal Music
The Fury of Godzilla (Godzilla theme music) Film Score
The Decision of Godzilla (Godzilla theme music) Film Score
Chant De La Sérinde, for 25-string koto 1997 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Mono Yu Mai 1979 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Ritmica Ostinata, for piano & orchestra Concerto
Destroy All Monsters, film score 1968 Film Score
Pipa Xing, for 25-string koto 1999 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Sea of Okhotsk, ode for voice, bassoon, bass & piano 1988 Vocal Music
Kugo-Ka, aria concertata for kugo harp & 25-string koto 1969 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Sinfonia Tapkaara, for orchestra Orchestral
Japanese Rhapsody 1935 Orchestral
See All Compositions