Akira Ifukube

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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…
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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
Mono Yu Mai 1979 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Kugo-Ka, aria concertata for kugo harp & 25-string koto 1969 Miscellaneous (Classical)
The Fury of Godzilla (Godzilla theme music) Film Score
Destroy All Monsters, film score 1968 Film Score
Ritmica Ostinata, for piano & orchestra Concerto
Sonata for violin 1985 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Santa Maria, for harpsichord 1978 Keyboard
The Decision of Godzilla (Godzilla theme music) Film Score
Poems (5) after Inaba Manyo for voice, alto flute & 25-string koto 1994 Vocal Music
Ballata Sinfonica, duo for treble & bass 25-string kotos 2001 Chamber Music
Ballata Sinfonica for orchestra 1943 Symphony
Ancient Minstrelsies of Gilyak Tribes, for voice & piano 1946 Vocal Music
Pipa Xing, for 25-string koto 1999 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Sinfonia Tapkaara, for orchestra Orchestral
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