The Asia-Pacific War

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Here are some works written during the war years in Asia: 1937-1945.

Hayasaka Fumio

Hayasaka was a friend of Ifukube Akira and the composer of the film music for Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai. He wrote the following piece for the 2600 anniversary celebration of the empire in 1940.

Hayasaka: Festive Overture

Moroi Saburo

Moroi was drafted as a soldier in 1944 shortly after completing Symphony No. 3.

Moroi: Symphony No. 2 (1937-38)
Moroi: Symphony No. 3 (1943-44)

Acknowledgement: See Sebastián Rodríguez Mayén’s blog for more information on these pieces.

Forward to Combat and Victory