2005 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: WIND INSTRUMENT MUSIC COLLECTION
CD Label: King Record Co., Ltd.
CD Number: KICC-531
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Music performed by: Ground Self-Defence Force Band
Number of tracks: 16
Running time: 66:54
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: April 04, 2005

REVIEW

November 30, 2005

This is a really nice sounding CD with lots of memorable music. Unfortunately there is nothing here that we haven't heard before on other CD's. Still, if you don't already have this music, grab it while it's still in print. The band here does great work with Mr. Ifukube's music. Mainly for those that don't already have this music or like me are Akira Ifukube completists.

Update about track 1, July 09, 2006, by Erik Homenick

Track one of this disc is"Kishi Mai", the march Ifukube wrote for the Japanese Navy in 1943.

Previously on this site, track one was listed as "Classical Windmill Music (Good Fortune Dance)". This was, in essence, a much too literal translation of the CD's kanji. The first amount of kanji does not read "Classical Windmill Music". Actually, it reads something like "Classical Wind Music". This is, no doubt, a reference to the fact that this is a wind band piece. The kanji in the second part does literally say "Good Fortune Dance," but this piece is never called that in English. The piece should be referred to simply as "Kishi Mai."

This is significant because KICC-531 includes the only-ever commercially available recording of "Kishi Mai" (released as recently as 2005!).

WIND INSTRUMENT MUSIC COLLECTION
Translations courtesy of Joyon Yates

  1. Kishi Mai
  2. Ballata Sinfomica (Toshiko Matsuki arrangement)

  3. 1st Verse: Allegro capriccioso
  4. 2nd Verse: Andante rapsodico
  5. Symphonia Tapkala (Toshiko Matsuki arrangement)

  6. 1st Movement: Lent, Molto ~ Allegro
  7. 2ndMovement: Adagio
  8. 3rd Movement: Vivace
  9. SF Symphonic Fantasy No1 (Shigeru Fukuda arrangement)

  10. Godzilla March
  11. Intermission
  12. GODZILLA Title Theme
  13. KING KONG vs GODZILLA Title Theme
  14. BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE Nocturne
  15. FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD Baragon Horror
  16. GHIDORAH: THE 3-HEADED MONSTER
  17. BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE Title Theme
  18. DESTROY ALL MONSTERS March
  19. BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE Battle Scene

Zuyotomo Nonaka conductor
Ground Defence Group Central Music Band
Recorded January 20th, 25th 2005 Land Defence Group Central Music Band Music Auditorium