MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Somei Satoh

Composition Name: Litania

Composition Date:                       1973 
Configuration:                         Duets
Featured Instrument:                   Piano Forte
                                       Electronic
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                13'
Players:                               1
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         N

Recording Title:                       None
Label Name:                            None
Recording Format:                      Audio cassette
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             N
Solo/Compilation:                      S
Item Number:                           0
Number of Copies:                       1 

Recording Title:                       Hymn for the Sun
Released:                              1976
Performers:                            Somei Satoh
Label Name:                            ALM
Recording Format:                      Record Album
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   J
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     J
Solo/Compilation:                      S
Item Number:                           AL-11
Number of Copies:                       1 

Recording Title:                       Litania
Released:                              1986
Performers:                            Frank Almond, Margoret Leng Tan
Label Name:                            New Albion
Recording Format:                      Record Album
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   A
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     A
Solo/Compilation:                      C
Item Number:                           NA-008
Number of Copies:                       1 

World Premiere City:                   Tokyo
World Premiere Date:                   4/74
World Premiere Performers:             Somei Satoh
Japan Premiere City:                   Tokyo
Japan Premiere Date:                   4/74
Japan Premiere Performers:             Somei Satoh
Name of Publisher:                     ONT Contemporary Japanese Music Series
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           Express News-San Antonio, TX
Title:                                 Japanese composer shatters stereotypes
Author/Critic:                         Ben King
Publication Date:                      1/1/87
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              Litania starts with the piano gently repeating phrases that are
                                       altered by an echo chamber until the piece sounds like waves
                                       lapping against a shore line.  At least that's the way it goes..
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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