List of Works


Maki Ishii – List of Works
Title Year Opus Category
Kōkyōteki "Dō" [Symphonic "Dō"] 1956 Orchestra/Concerto
Kōkyōteki Kyōsōkyoku [symphonic concerto]
for orchestra
1958 Orchestra/Concerto
Prelude and Variations for 9 Players
for flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano, violin, viola, and cello
1960 1 Chamber
Seven pieces for small orchestra
for fl, clar, 4 perc, 3 harps, cello, piano, 2 vl I, 2 vl II, 2 vla, vc, kb
1960 2 Orchestra/Concerto
Four Bagatellen
for violin and piano
1961 3 Chamber
Scene for group dance and 9 players 1962 Stage
for small orchestra
1962 4 Orchestra/Concerto
for violin, viola, cello, percussions, and piano
1963 5 Chamber
Melodrama – per un recitatore (Contralto), coro, orchestra da camera e nastro magnetico
1964 Orchestra/Concerto
Gallow songs
(after poetry by Christian Morgenstern) – for bariton, male choir, and 13 players
1964 6 Chamber
Nine small movements
for violin and piano
1964 7 Chamber
for flute, oboe and violin
1965 Chamber
for flute, oboe, piano and guitar
1965 8 Chamber
music for violin, chamber ensemble and tapes
1965 9 Chamber
for string orchestra
1967 10 Orchestra/Concerto
Five elements
for guitar and 6 players (2 flutes, percussion, violin, viola, cello)
1967 11 Chamber
Piano piece
for piano player and percussionist
1968 12 Chamber
music for piano (multipiano), orchestra, and electronic sounds
1968 13 Orchestra/Concerto
for percussion groups and full orchestra
1969 14 Orchestra/Concerto
music for 7 players and electronic sounds
1969 15 Chamber
Marimba piece
with 2 percussionists
1969 16 Chamber
Japanese Suite
for guitar, strings, flute, and percussion
1970 Chamber
La-Sen II
for violoncello solo
1970 17 Solo
Sō-Gū I
for shakuhachi and piano
1970 18 Chamber
Music for shakuhachi
for Shakuhachi
1970 18a Solo
Piano piece '70 1970 18b Solo
music for gagaku
1970 19a Chamber
Iki for choir 1971 Chamber
Sō-Gū II
(Shikyō op. 19a + Dipol op. 19b) – for gagaku and orchestra
1971 19 Orchestra/Concerto
for orchestra
1971 19b Orchestra/Concerto
for one percussionist and electronic sounds
1971 20 Solo
Aphorismen II
for one pianist
1972 21 Solo
for solists and orchestra
1973 22 Orchestra/Concerto
for marimba, 7 solists and orchestra
1973 23 Orchestra/Concerto
for biwa, harp, shakuhachi, and flute
1973 24 Chamber
Chōetsu 1973 Chamber
Anime Amare
for harp and tape
1974 25 Solo
Ambiance 1975 Chamber
Scene of Violet
music for dancers, musicians, light and electric sounds
1975 Stage
for orchestra
1975 26 Orchestra/Concerto
Black Intention I
for one recorder player
1976 27 Solo
for japanese drums and gongs
1976 28 Chamber
for Japanese drums and orchestra
1976 29 Orchestra/Concerto
Voices-Violet 1977 Chamber
Black Intention II
for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon
1977 30 Chamber
Black Intention III
piano etude for breath – for piano solo
1977 31 Solo
Lost Sounds I – version A
for violin and piano
1978 32 (A) Chamber
Lost Sounds I – Version B
violin, piano, and 2 percussions
1978 32 (B) Chamber
Lost Sounds I – Version C
for violin, piano, 2x percussions, harp, clarinet, and flute
1978 32 (C) Chamber
Lost Sounds II
for organ solo
1978 33 Solo
Lost Sounds III
Concerto for violin and orchestra
1978 34 Orchestra/Concerto
Omote (Noh masks)
for noh-player, percussion, and electronic sounds
1978 35 Stage
Search in Gray I
for solists (2) and orchestra
1978 36 Orchestra/Concerto
Search in Gray II
for percussion solo and tape
1978 37 Solo
ishi no monogatari (a stone story) 1979 Orchestra/Concerto
Drifting Island
for Koto (17-Gen) and percussion
1979 38 Chamber
Sho-kō – tetra tone sounds
for orchestra
1979 39 Orchestra/Concerto
Toneriko no Numa 1980 Chamber
Black Intention IV
for four recorder players
1980 Chamber
for flute solo
1980 40 Solo
Beyond a Distance
for piano solo
1980 41 Solo
Sounds poem "Kumano Fudaraku"
for voice (gidayu), marimba, percussion, and electronic sounds
1980 42 Chamber
Funazoko Hijiri –Kumano Fudaraku–
(sounds poem for television) – for voice, marimba, percussion and electronic sounds
1980 42b Chamber
for koto solo and orchestra
1980 43 Orchestra/Concerto
In the cherry-blossom forest
(based on a story by Ango Sakaguchi) – for Kabuki-player, voice (gidayu), yokobue, marimba, percussion, and electronic sounds
1981 Stage
Hibiki no Hyō-Shō
(Sounds of far vision, Sounds from a time incarnate) – for violin and piano
1981 44 Chamber
Hibiki Ranbu
for dancer (bugaku), female dancer (modern dance), and gagaku ensemble
1981 45 Stage
for KODŌ (japanese drummer group)
1981 46 Chamber
Dyu-Ha II
for ensemble (fl, Shakuhachi, perc., koto group)
1981 47 Chamber
for gagaku (bugaku), hōmyō, Reigaku, percussion
1981 48 Stage
Translucent Vision
for orchestra
1982 49 Orchestra/Concerto
Afro Concerto – Version A
for Marimba, Percussion, and Orchestra
1982 50 (A) Orchestra/Concerto
Afro Concerto – Version B
for Percussion solo (Marimba and Percussion) and Orchestra
1982 50 (B) Orchestra/Concerto
Hiten-Seidō I
for gagaku ensemble (ryūteki, 2-hichiriki, 2-shō)
1983 48b Chamber
for shakuhachi, 2 koto and 17-gen (koto)
1983 51 Chamber
A Time of Afterglow
for violin and koto
1983 52 Chamber
A Gleam of Time
for harp solo
1983 53 Solo
Motions, Gleams and Line that Breathe
for orchestra
1983 54 Orchestra/Concerto
Hiten-Seidō II
for marimba duo
1983 55 Chamber
for shōmyō and percussions
1984 61b Chamber
Fanfare 1984 Chamber
Lost Sounds II (b)
(jap.: Ushinawareta Hibiki II) – Version for Accordion
1984 33b Solo
Kaguyahime Suite (Night gleam princess)
symphonic suite for percussion groups
1984 56a Chamber
Mori no Uta (song of the wood)
(poem by Hajime Kijima) – for mixed choir a capella
1984 57 Chamber
Alternation I
for alt saxophone and marimba
1984 58 Chamber
Alternation II
for bassclarinet and marimba
1984 59 Chamber
Symphonic Poem – for Yokobue (jap. traditional transverse flute) and orchestra
1984 60 Orchestra/Concerto
Kaeru no Shōmyō
(Buddhist chant of frogs) - based on a poem by Shinpei Kusano – for one actor (performs frog role), shō-myō (buddhist chant), and buddhist percussion
1984 61 Stage
Kaguyahime Ballet (Night gleam princess)
for ballet, 8 japanese drums, 8 ercussions, and 3 gagaku player
1985 56b Stage
Haku - the spirit which remains behind in the material world -
for shakuhachi, sangen and 2 koto
1985 62 Chamber
Gedatsu (a spirit delivered)
concerto for yokobue and orchestra
1985 63 Orchestra/Concerto
for yokobue, marimba, and percussions
1985 64 Chamber
Mono-Prism II
for Japanese drums and percussion group
1985 65 Chamber
Thirteen Drums
for percussion solo
1985 66 Solo
Zoku-Kaeru no Shōmyō
(Buddhist chant of frogs no. 2) - based on a poem by Shinpei Kusano – for actress, actor, voice of shōmyō, reigaku, and percussion
1985 67 Stage
Blue Flame
(by Yamada Kōsaku; arrangement by Maki Ishii)
1986 Arrangement
Autumn Variante
for orchestra
1986 68 Orchestra/Concerto
Hyōbyō no Hibiki I
for haishō
1986 69a Solo
Hyōbyō no Hibiki II
for go-gen
1986 69b Solo
Autumn Metamorphose
for piano, harp, and vibraphone
1986 70 Chamber
based on music by G. Friedrich Händel – for orchestra
1986 71 Orchestra/Concerto
Ito wa Hikari ni
for koto and tape
1986 72 Solo
Hyōbyō no Hibiki
for haishō and gogen
1986 69 Chamber
Hyōbyō no Hibiki III
for haishō, gogen, and hyōkyō
1986-1998 69c Chamber
Teito Monogatari
Soundtrack – for orchestra
1987 Orchestra/Concerto
A Time of Afterglow [version B]
Version for violin and piano
1987 52b Chamber
for accordeon solo
1987 73 Solo
Ko-Kū (the void)
for ryūteki and percussion
1987 74 Chamber
Hiten-Seidō III
for marimba solo
1987 75 Solo
Rō Rō no Hibiki
music for sanukitphone (stone instruments), wood instruments and one melody instrument
1987 76 Chamber
Ifukube Akira - San
Maboroshi no Kyoku
1988 Orchestra/Concerto
Music for shō and cello 1988 77 Chamber
Ryū Kyō
symphonic festival music based on the Gujō-Odori – for Gujō-odori, ryūteki, japanese drums, 7 european instruments and a group of japanese instruments.
1988 78 Stage
for marimba and 6 percussionists
1988 79 Chamber
Momotarō Onitaiji
(Momotarō slays the demons) – for one dancer, Shōmyō, Reigaku, percussions and Kabuki player
1988 80 Stage
For Lily
(thirteen drums paraphrase) – for marimba and 4 percussions
1988 81 Chamber
Yoru no Hibiki (night sounds)
for violin solo
1989 82 Solo
Fū Shi (Shape of the Wind)
(Floating Wind – part II) – for orchestra
1989 84 Orchestra/Concerto
Garei (The Spiritual Power of Gagaku)
(Floating Wind – Part I) – for orchestra
1989 85 Orchestra/Concerto
Fū Shi II
for noh-kan solo and small orchestra
1989 87 Orchestra/Concerto
Floating Wind
– Symphonic linked works – – for orchestra
1989-1992 84-086 Orchestra/Concerto
Saidōki (Demon)
(Floating Wind – part III) – for percussion solo and orchestra
1989-1992 86 Orchestra/Concerto
for 6 horns
1989-1996 83 Chamber
Haruka naru Hibiki
the star legend (Ultra-Q) – for orchestra and cidelo ihos
1990 Orchestra/Concerto
Music fantasy: The Great Serpent (OROCHI) -- Disguised as Love -- ( for TV)
1990 Orchestra/Concerto
Suien Densetsu (Legend of the Water Flame)
for yokobue, percussion, recitation, and dance
1990 88 Stage
Yama no Hibiki (Sounds of the Mountain)
for 12 tuba-euphoniums
1990 89 Chamber
Hakuya no Hibiki for strings
Ode to Petr Ilych Tchaikovsky
1990 90 Chamber
for cembalo
1991 91 Solo
Strange Tales – Urashima Tarō
– A Fiction: Relativity Theory – Iconological Performance for Sounds, Bugaku and Modern Dance
1991 92 Stage
Piano piece -- north - silver - night(winter)
for piano solo
1991 93 Solo
Tenor recorder piece – East - Green - Spring 1991 94 Solo
Percussion Concerto – South - Fire - Summer
for percussion solo and orchestra
1992 95 Orchestra/Concerto
String quartett – West - Gold - Autumn 1992 96 Chamber
Background music for the anime art video "Tengu no Ha'uchiwa" 1993 Orchestra/Concerto
for japanese drums, marimba, and 2 percussions
1993 97 Chamber
for ryūteki solo
1993 98 Solo
Haruka nari, Sō-Gū
for shakuhachi and koto (20 strings)
1993 99 Chamber
Symphonic Ballade "Towards Time Dragondeep"
– music for imaginary ballet of Urashima Tarō – for orchestra
1994 100 Orchestra/Concerto
Chronology 1200
for reigaku (haishō, kugo, and hōkyō)
1994 101 Chamber
Episode I
for percussion solo
1994 102 Solo
Episode II
for sangen and voice
1994 103 Chamber
For Avignon Festival Summer 1994
1994 Stage
Chronology 1350
for se (chinese zither)
1995 104 Solo
Shōmyō Kōkyō
for shōmyō, ryūteki, and orchestra
1995 105 Orchestra/Concerto
Shōmyō Kōkyō II
for shōmyō, gagaku (bugaku), ballet, harp, string ensemble, and percussion group
1995 105b Stage
Hiten Shōka
(Ode to the Hiten – Hovering of celestial forms) – for niko (erhu) and orchestra
1995 106 Orchestra/Concerto
Strings Carnival
From "Carnival of Animals" (1886) by Camille Saint-Saëns – for erhu, violin, biwa, cello, and orchestra
1995 Arrangement
The Er Quan Spring Reflecting the Moon
(composed by hua Yan-Jun (1950); arranged by Maki Ishii) – for Erhu and Orchestra
1995-1996 Arrangement
Bassoon rhapsody
for bassoon quartet
1996 107 Chamber
Bonshō no Koe
from the Tales of the Heike (in 3 acts) – for orchestra
1997 108 Stage
Beyond a Distance II
for violoncello solo
1997 109 Solo
The Er Quan Spring Reflecting the Moon
(composed by Hua Yan-Jun 1950; arranged by Maki Ishii) – for Erhu solo, ryūteki, koto (20 strings), marimba, contrabass and 4x percussions
1997 Arrangement
Jinkan Yumenogotoshi I (Life is like a dream)
Based on poems by LUO Guanzhong, CAO Cao, CAO Zhi and SU shi – for recitation, ryuteki, koto, marimba, contrabass, and 4 percussions
1998 110 Chamber
Jinkan Yumenogotoshi II (Life is like a dream)
Based on poems by LUO Guanzhong, CAO Cao, CAO Zhi, SU Shi – for recitation and orchestra
1998 111 Orchestra/Concerto
Ki-Shō-Ten-Gō I
for shakuhachi and 6 players
1998 112 Chamber
Minazoko kara no Hibiki
for Ryūteki, Shō, Hōkyō, and Kugo
1999 112b Chamber
Chigyō – Tojirareta Fune (the sealed boat)
The journey of a Buddhist priest ot hell and return alive (opera in 2 acts/3 parts with prologue and epilogue)
1999 113 Stage
Bassoon rhapsody II
Ode to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – for bassoon quartet
1999 114 Chamber
Ki-Shō-Ten-Gō II
based on Tang poetry Dawn in Spring by Měng Hào Rán – for string orchestra
1999 115 Chamber
GAEI -- Metamorphose
for 13 stringed Koto solo and Koto ensemble
1999 116 Chamber
Concerto M-2000
for marimba and orchestra
2000 117 Orchestra/Concerto
Shichiku Gōitsu
for koto (13 strings), and shakuhachi
2000 118 Chamber
Fourteen Percussions
for two players
2000 119 Chamber
Mahoroba no Akita
Music for the opening ceremony of the World Games Akita 2001
2001 Orchestra/Concerto
Fanfare No. 1
Music for the opening ceremony of the World Games Akita 2001
2001 Orchestra/Concerto
Fanfare No. 2
Music for the opening ceremony of the World Games Akita 2001
2001 Orchestra/Concerto
Music for the opening ceremony of the World Games Akita 2001
2001 Orchestra/Concerto
March II
Music for the opening ceremony of the World Games Akita 2001
2001 Orchestra/Concerto
Image in the Forest
for harp solo
2001 120 Solo
Jinkan Yume no Gotoshi III (Life is but a dream)
for Erhu and Piano
2001 121 Chamber
Dreams are but shadows
for bass clarinet solo
2001 122 Solo
Ōgi no Mai
for dance and orchestra
2002 Orchestra/Concerto
Sō-Gū II (new version)
for Gagaku and Orchestra
2002 19-X Orchestra/Concerto
Suien Densetsu 2 (Legend of the Water Flame 2)
for japanese flute, recitation, and percussion ensemble
2002 88b Chamber
Beatessence 1
for Ō-Daiko solo
2002 123 Solo
Beatessence 2
for Taiko Ensemble
2002 124 Chamber
Illusion and Death
for full orchestra
2002 125 Orchestra/Concerto