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Hideki Chihara


Born in 1957. Graduated Tokyo University of the Arts. Awaded and honorable mention:Japan Music Competition, Premio City di Trieste (Italy), Carl Maria von Weber  Preis(Germany), Guid d’Arezzo (Italy), and so on.. Many works, written under my motto “O Music !, Thou Mandala-Cosmos of love and prayer, Sound beyond space-time !!” are mainly based on Japanese classical literatures, traditional art forms and Asian thought or religions. For example , <SHO-GA >(by solemnization used with the Japanese traditional instruments), <ORASHO >(by Japanese medieval Christian Texts and Latin sacred songs,)<Ave Maris Stella”Lady GRACIA”> (by Christian hymns , Lady GRACIA’s Wake poems , the Buddhist Scriptures), are crossing over the border of eastern and western world of prayers. Other workes: <Mass “Japan, be beautiful for ever” >for female voices on Japanese traditional tunes, <Schubert-Winterreise (complete) for a cappella mixed chorus>,< 6 Sympony-Choral Transcriptions(Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Mahler)>, so on. Published:Zen-ON Music Co.,ltd..,KAWAI, Pana Musica co.,ltd.Kyoto, ICOT, so on.

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