Born in Tokyo in 1932, Isao Tomita began his career as a composer for film, television and theatre. He was an exclusive composer for the record company Nippon Columbia, while he was still a 4th year student at Keio University in 1954. He ended up writing over 400 compositions for women's and children's choirs to radio programmes. This album features twenty years of these works, revealing the origins of Tomita's career, and his very first composition for Moog synthesizer and orchestra. Artwork by Naohiro Ukawa who also was responsible for many of Tomita's album covers.
1. Yukai Na Machi No Fuusen Ya / Yoshida Shoko Hibari Jido Children's Choir & Columbia Orchestra (1953) 2. Oide Yo Peter Pan / Michinori Tsuchiya Go-kai Columbia Orchestra (1953) 3. Blue Sky / Columbia Orchestra (1954) 4. Buyou Ongaku Geki - Minikui Ahiru No Ko (Ichi) Ahiru Tachi No Uta / Michinori Tsuchiya Hibari Children's Choir, Columbia Women's Choir, Columbia Orchestra (1954) 5. Buyou Ongaku Geki Minikui Ahiru No Ko (Ni) Hakuchou No Uta Minna No Uta / Yoshida Shoko Michinori Tsuchiya Hibari Children's Choir, Columbia Women's Choir (1954) 6. Tabi Wo Iku / Columbia Orchestra (1955) 7. Kaitei No Gensou / Columbia Orchestra (1955) 8. Haru No Gensou / Columbia Orchestra (1956) 9. Hana No Isshou / Columbia Orchestra (1959) 10. Umi No Fantasy / Columbia Orchestra (1960) 11. Yume No Ryokou / Columbia Orchestra (1961) 12. Uta No E Hon / Three Graces Columbia Orchestra (1961) 13. Futatsu No Hashi / Mori Sakae Columbia Choir, Columbia Orchestra 14. Juu Wa No Karasu / Duke Aces Columbia Orchestra (1963) 15. Hotaru / Isao Tomita Conductor Suginami Children's Choir Columbia Orchestra (1965) 16. Otsuki Sama No Mita Hanashi / Mari Yoshiko Columbia Women's Choir, Columbia Orchestra (1965) 17. Haru Haru Haru Ga Ki Ta Yo / Tokyo Broadcasting Children's Choir, Columbia Orchestra (1966) 18. Ooame No Machi / New Music Association (1970) 19. Henka Suru Shizen / New Music Association (1970) 20. Topinpu To Pinpikurin / Masako Saito New Music Association (1971) 21. Ai (Love) (composition - study) / Moog Synthesizer & Columbia Orchestra (1974)
Watch a brilliant video of his first Moog compostion with dance choreographed by Tomohiko Tsujimoto.