Composer Name: Teizo Matsumura

Composition Name: Air of Prayer

Composition Date:                       1984 
Configuration:                         Solo
Featured Instrument:                   Seventeen-String Koto
Japanese Instrument(s):                Y
Length:                                14'
Players:                               1
Commissioned by:                       Kazue Sawai
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       Works of Teizo Matsumura
Released:                              0
Performers:                            Kazue Sawai
Label Name:                            None
Recording Format:                      Digital Audio Tape
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             N
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   A
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     A
Solo/Compilation:                      C
Number of Copies:                       2 
Comments:                              3/18/94 concert recording

World Premiere Date:                   11/5/84
World Premiere Performers:             Kazue Sawai

Other Premiere Venue:                  The Asia Society
Other Premiere City:                   New York Premiere
Other Premiere Sponsor:                MFJ
Other Premiere Date:                   3/18/94
Other Premiere Performers:             Kazue Sawai

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 The Asia Society
City:                                  New York City
Performers:                            Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Music:  Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      1/25/88
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "'Air of Prayer' was a dignified conversation between the
                                       different registers of the instrument."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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