2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

ALL scans and info on this page courtesy of Jurgen Himmelmann

Title An Ocean to Cross
Japanese Title TENPYO NO IRAKA
CD Label Victor
CD Number VICL-5086
Music by: Toru Takemitsu
Number of tracks 17
Running time 35:38
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture August 21, 1991


February 08, 2006
Courtesy of Jurgen Himmelmann

Toru Takemitsu is one of the most popular Japenese film- and concert composers. I never saw the movie "An Ocean to Cross" so I can't write something about it.

Takemitsu's style is completely different compared to Akira Ifukube. Here the music mostly is suspenseful with a light religious touch. I think people who like "Ran" will like this score, too.

This Victor CD is made the same way like many other Victor CDs of this time, for example there are optical similarities to "The Last War" and like the Ikuma Dan score this CD is for a long time out-of-print. I' m not sure if it has all of the music , but definitely this score is included in one of the new "Toru Takemitsu Complete Edition Box-sets".

Title: An Ocean to Cross
Translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Parting
  2. Homesickness
  3. Journey
  4. Road to Nagayasu(?)
  5. Nara
  6. Death of Kaiyu(?)
  7. Stone Cave
  8. Yellow Earth Road
  9. Tiled Roof of Tenpyo
  10. Sea
  11. Death of Yoei
  12. Reunion
  13. Chinese Music
  14. Mt Tendai
  15. Funeral Procession
  16. Road to Katsubayashi
  17. Finale