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Beijing Requiem (1990)
Instrumentation: string orchestra
Duration: 14'
Publisher: Zen-on Music

Overture "Japan" (1990)
Instrumentation: 3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, 4 perc, hp, str
Duration: 6'
Publisher: Zen-on Music

Kaminoyama Kakashi Bayashi (1990)
[Kakashi-tojo-bayashi, Kakashirabe, Karakoromba, Koto-bayashi, Pugaro-daiko, Chugokufu-Kaoren-gaku]
Instrumentation: fue, 21-koto, Mar, percÅ~times

Iwai Uta (1990)
Words: Asaya Fujita
Song with hand beat's rhythm
Duration: 1'

Ballades for Koto Solo: Vol. 4, "Autumn" (1990)
[A West Wind Brings....,, Towers on the Lake, Migrating Birds, Scarecrows, Moonlight on the Journey]
Instrumentation: 21-koto solo
Duration: 21' (5'40"+3'50"+2'10"+3'40"+4'40")
Publisher: People's Music Publisher, Beijing

Tennoh-han to Yamata no Orochi a small folk opera in one act (1990)
NB: to be a part of "Orochi Den" in 1992
Original story and Libretto: Asaya Fujita
Voices: 7 singers, mix-chor, with dancers,
Instrumentation: shaku, perc, pf
Duration: 28'

Wakahime A grand opera in three acts (1991)
Original story and Libretto: Rei Nakanishi
Voices: sop, ten, bar, sop, bas, other 20 soloists, mixed chor
Instrumentation: orch(3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, 3-4,perc, 2,hp, str), kayagum(option)
Duration: 2h24' (ActÖü65'+ActÖ†40'+ActÖ°40')

Yoshitsune Daiko for perc ensemble / Kincho Daiko for fue and perc ensemble (1991)
Durarion: 4'

Yomigaeru A folk opera in two acts (1992)
Poem: Shinpeni Kusano, Libretto: Asaya Fujita
Voices: bar, sop, sop, ten, bar, bas, other 8 singers, mix-chor,
Instrumentation: orch(1-1-1-1, 1-1-1-0, 2,perc, synthe, str)
Total duration: 1h26' (41'+45')
Music duration: 1h12'
NB: Synthesizers and recorded materials replaced chorus and orchestra in the
premiere with fue and percussion live.

Instrumentation: mar solo, perc solo, orch(3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, perc, hp, str)
Duration: 17'~22'(including cadenza)

Orochi Den A folk opera in one act (1992)
Original story and Libretto: Asaya Fujita
Voices: sop, mez, mez, alt, ten, bar, bas, mix-quartet, with dancers,
Instrumentation: fue-shaku, B-trbn, perc, pf
Duration: 40'

Oni-uchi Sarumaru An opera in one act (1992)
NB: Co-composition with Sakurako Ota(Miki is in charge of the melody of Sarumaru and general supervision)
Libretto: Wako Ota

MAI for orchestra (1992)
Instrumentation: 2-2-2-2, 4-2-3-1, 3,perc, str
Duration: 16'
Publisher: Norsk Musikforlag, Oslo

Fuyu no Hae a song with piano(1992)
Poem: Rei Nakanishi
Duration: 4'
Publisher: Zen-on Music

Bareisho no Hana a song with piano(1992)
Poem: Keiko Oguro
Duration: 5'
Publisher: Zen-on Music

Ki no Kane (1992)
Words: Minoru Miki and quotes from Manyou-shu
Voices: sop, F-chor
Instrumentation: 2 fue(shinobue, nohkan, ryuteki), 3 sho, hichiriki, 2 shakuÅ~
times, kokyu, 3 shami (thin, middle, thick), biwa, 2 21-kotoÅ~times,
b-kotoÅ~times, 3 perc,
Duration: 33'

Fuyu no Yobanashi a song with piano(1993)
Poem: Rei Nakanishi
Duration: 5'
Publisher: Zen-on Music

Shizuka and Yoshitsune A grand opera in three acts (1993)
Original story and Libretto: Rei Nakanishi
Voices: sop, ten, bar, bas, mez, sop, sop, ten, ten, bas, bar, ten, bar, bar, alt, ten,
Instrumentation: orch(3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, 3perc, str), 21-koto, tsuzumi
Duration: 2h15'(ActÖü38'+ActÖ†27'+ActÖ°68')

Terute and Oguri A musical dramam in two parts (1993)
Libretto: Asaya Fujita
VoicesÅFsop, bas-bar, sop, bas, ten, sop, bar, many other singers with actors, dancers,
Instrumentation: vn, vc, 21-koto, shaku, 2 perc, 2 hn, 2 tpt, 2 trbn
Total duration: 2h23'
Music duration: 1h43'(PartÖü48'+PartÖ†56')

Symphonic Rokudan (1994)
Instrumentation: 3-2-2-2, 4-3-3-1, 3 perc, str
Duration: 17'

Folk Symphony "Den Den Den"(1994)
Instrumentation: "Orchestra Asia"[dizi, 2 fue, 4 shaku, 2 taegun, 2 sho, 2 sheng
suena, 4 piri, lieuchin, pipa, biwa, 2 shami, yangqin, 4 kayagum, 3 21-koto,
3 B-koto,5 perc, 4 haequm, 4 gaohu, 6 erhu, 2 gjunhu, 4 ajeng, 2 dagehu,

Lotus Poem (1994) - for solo shakuhachi & Japanese instruments
Instrumentation: shakuhachi solo, Japanese instruments (fue, 2 shaku, shami,
biwa, 2 21-koto, b-koto, 2 perc)

Nostalgia - song with piano (1994)
Poem: Momoko Obuchi
Duration: 3'
Publisher: Zen-on Music

Cycles on strings - duet for Koto and Shamisen (1995)

Hagoromo - a music drama in two acts (1995)
NB: Miki composed only melodies for 21 songs and instrumental sections in this
music drama. Accompany section and orchestration composed by Yoko Satoh.
Libretto: Toyoko Nishida
Total duration: 1h34'
Music duration: 57' Songs duration: 32'

The River Sumida - An opera in one act (1995)
Original libretto: Motomasa Kanze
Libretto: Asaya Fujita
Voices: sop, ten, bas, mix-chor(2,2,2,2)
Instrumentation: vn,vc,, 21-koto, perc
Duration: 56'

Kusabira - An opera in one act (1995)
Original libretto: from Kyougen "Kusabira"
Libretto: Asaya Fujita
Voices: ten, bar, mix-chor(2,2,2,2)
Instrumentation: vn, vc,, 21-koto, perc
Duration: 28'

NB: These two operas may be performed as a twin opera.

Tabimakura - song with piano (1995)
Poem by Keiko Shiihashi
Duration: 3'
Publisher: Zen-on Music

SPRING for Strings (1996)
Instrumentation: 5,5,3,3,1
Publisher: Norsk Nusikforlag

Clarinet Spring (1996)
[NB]Clarinet ensemble version of "SPRING for Strings"

Hana Monogatari(Flowers' Story) - 14 songs with Piano (1996)
1)Hakubai(Japanese white apricot)
2)Kantsubaki(Winter camellia)
3)Fujimai(Dance of wistaria)
5)Bareisho no hana(Flowers of potato) •Already composed in 1982
6)Satsumaimo no hana(Flowers of sweet potato)
9)Byakuren(White lotus)
11)Hana fubuki(Storm of falling cherry blossoms)
12)Ichijiku no hana(Fig leafs)
13)Hozuki no hana(Flowers of Chinese lantern plant)
14)Odamaki no hana(Flowers of columbine)
Poem; Keiko Oguro
Duration: 47'(each 3'~6')
Publisher: Ongaku No Tomo Sha

Loulan as a dream - for the Orchestra Asia (1996)
Instrumentation: "Orchestra Asia" [dizi, 2 fue, 4 shaku, 2 taegum, 2 sho,,2 sheng, suena,4 piri, liuchin, pipa, biwa, 2 shami, yangqin, 4 kayagum, 3 21-koto, 3 b-koto, 5 perc, 4 gaofu, 6 erfu, 4 haegum, 2 gjunfu, 4 ajeng, 2 dagefu, didagefu]

Namioto ni tsutsumarete - song with piano (1996)
poem by Rio Nagano
Duration: 3'
Publisher: Zen-on Music

Choral Liric Suite (1996) • All melodies are appropriated from Miki's former songs.
1) Those days (poem by Michizo Tachihara) 2)Namioto ni Tsutsumarete (poem by Rio Nagano) 3)Hiroba no Uta (poem by #1 Kenji Miyazawa, #2 & #3 Nanako Miki) 4)Kawahara no Tsuki no Hana (poem by Shimpei Kusano)

Pipa Concerto - (Version for Orchestra Asia) (1997)
Instrumentation: Pipa solo, "Orchestra Asia" [dizi, fue, 4 shaku, 2 taegum, 2 sho,
2 sheng, suena, 4 piri, liuchin,,biwa, 2 shami, yangqin, 4 kayagum, 3 21-koto,
3 b-koto, 5 perc, 4 gaofu, 6 erfu, 4 haegum, 2 gjunfu, 4 ajeng,
2 dagefu, didagefu]
Duration: 29'~32'(with cadenza)

Pipa Concerto - (Version for usual orchestra) (1997)
Instrumentation: pipa solo, orchestra( perc-str)
Duration: 29'~32'(with cadenza)
Review: Honolulu Advertiser
Star Builletin

Pipa Sounds on the River - for Pipa solo (1997)
NB: This piece is recomposed from 1st and 3rd movement of Pipa Concerto

Pipa Ballade - for Pipa solo, or with string orchestra, or with Fl(Shaku) and Vc (1997) NB: This piece is just 2nd movement of Pipa Concerto, or solo pipa part of 2nd movement of Pipa Concerto.
Duration: 7'

Warm Stream I - for Kayagum solo (1998)
Duration: 7'

Time Coloration I - for pipa solo (1998)
Duration: 4'

Itsumo sobani - song with Piano (1998)
Poem: Yukari Nishiguchi
Duration: 3'

Requiem 99 - Concerto for Marimba and Japanese instruments (1998)
Duration: 20~23min(with cadenza).
[NB] Marimba version of "Concerto Requiem"(1981). Solo part is alternative.

The Tale of Genji An opera in three acts (1999)
Original story: Lady Murasaki-Shikibu
Libretto: Colin Graham
Voices: lyric sop, lyric sop, spinto sop, spinto Sop, lyric mezzo, coro mezzo, contralto,
ten, bar, bar, bar, bass-bar, mix-chor
Instrumentation: orchestra(,2,2-3 perc - str),pipa, qin, 21-koto
Duration:3h (Act I 65', Act II 63', Act III 29')

Pacific Rainbow - An Orchestral Ode to Akio Morita (2000)
Instrumentation: orchestra(, mar, hp- str)
Review: Honolulu Advertiser

Pipa Suite "The Tale of Genji" (2000) Arranged by Yang Jing
1) People in the Tale, 2) It's always one I see, 3) Rokujo's Spirit, 4) Solitary Genji

Trio Concerto "Music Tale of Genji" (2000)
1) Prologue - At Seiryo-Den, 2) Fujitsubo, 3) Rokujo No Miyasudokoro, 4) To No Chujo, 5) Genji who waiting Murasaki "It's always one I see", 6) Autumn Festival and Kokiden, 7) Murasaki and Aoi, 8) Aoi's Death and Rokujo, 9) Kokiden and Suzaku, 10) Pipa Interlude - Akashi, 11) Epilogue - Forever
Instrumentation: solo shakuhachi, solo pipa, solo 21-string koto,
Japanese instruments (fue, hichiriki, 2 shakuhachi, shamisen(thin-neck type), shamisen(thick-neck), biwa, 2 21-string koto, base koto, 2 percussion players)
Duration: 44'

Memory of the Earth - As the 1st movement of the "Symphony of the Earth" (2000) Instrumentation: solo shakuhachi, solo morinxaur(matouchin), solo pipa, solo, 21-string koto, soli Bali-gamelan percussion (trompong, 2 gangsa pomade as polos, kendang) with solo gangsa pomade as sangsi
Orchestra(, perc, strings)
Duration: 25'

Greeting Songs without or with Piano(2000~)
1) Welcome Song 2)Nakajime-no-Uta 3)See You Again
Poem: 1),2) Minoru Miki 3) Nanako Miki(English version by Minoru Miki)
Duration: 25"+1'+1'05"

Fantasy of Flowers - for flute and piano (2001)
Duration: 6.5'
Publisher: BCA

Setouchi Nocturne - for Japanese instruments (2001)
1)At an Ancient Port, 2)Golden Waves(with pipa solo) Silver Waves(without pipa solo), *shakuhachi parts are different, 3)At the Mercy of the Current
Instrumentation: 2 parts of shakuhachi, 2 parts of 13-string koto, bass koto
Duration: 17'

East Ark (2001)
1)Fantasy on Rice Fields, 2)Pipa Nocturne, 3)Dancing along the Shore, 4)Enka, 5)Ancient War
Instrumentation: pipa, violin, cello, marimba-percussion
Duration: 28'

Heian Music-scope (2002) after the opera "The Tale of Genji"
[Introduction, A forbidden Love, A Passage of Time, Friends in Fun, Longing for a Eternal Image, Pipa Interlude-Seaside Joy]
Instrumentation: Quartet version = pipa, violin, cello, piano
Trio version = pipa, shak, koto
Duration: 20'30"

Lotus Concerto (2002) - for solo shakuhachi & orchestra
Instrumentation: shakuhachi solo, orchestra( perc-hp-str)

Origin (2002) - Quintet for "Asia Ensemble" for its first concert
Instrumentation: shakuhachi, erfu (or matouchin), pipa, koto (or guzhen), da-sanxian (or futozao shamisen or bass koto)
Duration: 16'20"

Koto Pieces for Peace (2003) - 51 short koto pieces for beginners and continuing players
[Each title]
Hatsune I, Hatsune II, Hatsune III, Hatsune IV, Hatsune V, Tsuru-tsuru-ten, Omoide, Murasaki, Akane, Koto no Ha, Kanashii tokini, Hirajoshi wo tsukurou, Ne-uchi-tora-u, Skipping, Mawari Douro, Canon, Joururi Koto-uta, Osanai Inori, NingyoMawashi, Nagori, Koto Satowa, tsugi naani, Ofudou-sama, Otedama, Yane no ue no Tori-tachi, Ironna Oto, Tsukamaeta, Sawayaka Ondou, Kani no Janken, Flying, Mizube no Akebono, Koto Kakashi-kou, Ame no Mizuumi no Yotto to Kamome tachi, Piccicato Mood I, Piccicato Mood II, Shizuka no Komoriuta, Hachiro no Uta, Sanobori Koushin, Zare-uta, Sasurai no Uta, Medaka no March, Koguma no Komori-uta, Kaze no duet, Mukashibanashi no Hajimari, Mizuiro no Orizuru, Yoru no Hiroba, Nakayoshi Training, Koto Shirai Kaze no shitade, Minwa no Sonatine(Next three pieces are its First Movement/second Movement/Third Movement) Koto Chomma no Kyoku, Koto Chomma no Yume, Koto Chomma no Kokoroiki
Instrumentation: 13-string koto solo, 13-string koto duet, duet with 17-string koto, with shakuhachi, with song
Duration: each 1 min. to 3 min. (total: app.1 hour and 50 minutes)

Firefly Suite for Koto Ensemble (2003)
1. A Lightstorm
2.Living Eggs
3.Flickering Toccata
4.Song of Life
Instrumentation: 13-koto1,13-koto2, b-koto
Duration: 14~15 minutes(2'55"+2'10"+3'40"+5')

Pipa secret piece "Ai-en (To Die for Love)" (2003)
Instrumentation: Pipa solo or pipa solo with fl and strings
Duration: 7' or 8'

Time Coloration II, III, IV (2003~2004)
II Wind Interlude (2004, arranged for pipa solo from Pipa Interlude of "The Tale of Genji")
III At a Graceful Pace (2003)
IV En encounter (2003, pipa solo from the duet with flute in opera "Ai-en")
Instrumentation: Pipa solo
Duration: 3'+3'+3' may play separately

Z Conversion  (2005)
Instrumentation: 8 percussion players:
Perc.1: Snare drum, 4 cowbells, Triangle, Atari-gane, Crash cymbals, wind chimes, Marimba
Perc.2: Tam Tam, 4 gongs, 4 cowbells, Tambourine, Suspended cymbal, Vibraphone
Perc.3: 4 Log drums, 5 woodblocks, Rute, Bamboo wind chime
Perc.4: 5 temple blocks, Binzasara (or Snare drum rim-shot), Guiro
Perc.5: 6 Roto-toms, High tom-tom, Snare drum, 2 timpani
Perc.6: Bass drum, Low tom-toms, Wooden drum (Wood plank attached to drum shell), Suspended cymbal
Perc.7: Shime daiko (or Snare drum on a carrier), Marimba
Perc.8: Gaku daiko (or Bass drum on a carrier), bass marimba
Duration: 11’
Publisher: GO FISH MUSIC

AI-EN a grand opera in three acts (2005)
Libretto: Jakucho Setouchi
Voices: sop, ten, bar, sop, ten, bar, alt, bas-bar, bas, other 3 female soloists, 2 male soloists,mix-chor
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (1st, 2nd doubling flute, 2nd doubling recorder), 1 piccolo-flute (doubling 3rd flute), 2 oboes, 1 cor-anglaise (doubling 3rd oboe), 2 clarinets in Bb, 1 bass clarinet (doubling 3rd clarinet) in Bb, 2 bassoons, 1 double-bassoon(doubling 3rd bassoon), 4 horns in F, 3 Trumpet (in C) (1st doubling small trumpet), 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, 3 percussion players, 1 harp, strings, solo pipa

Musical Legend ”Hagoromo” (Miki composed 18 pieces during 31 pieces, 2005)
Titles of Miki’s share:
[Part One]
#1 Small Overture, #2 Mukashi mukashi arutokoro, #4 Watashitachi ha Tennyo, #7 Sonohi hajimete, #8 Interlude-Yamamichi wo iku, #9 Yamazato no Ie, #10 Hata-ori Uta, #12 Watashi ha hitori, #15 Chijou no Inochi, #16 Mukashi mukashi arutokoro 2
[Part Two]
#17 Mukashi mukashi arutokoro 3, #22 Tennyo wa Kokoro de naita, #24 Hagoromo no Komori-uta, #25 Chichi no Himegoto, #26 Watashi no Hagoramo, #27 Hagoromo wa Kokoro no Tsubasa, #29 Itsuka kono Hi ga, #30 Hagorootte dokoni aru?, #31 Mukashi mukashi arutokoro 4
Libretto: Toyoko Nishida
Voices: sop, bar
Instrumentation: sho, fue, 2shaku, biwa, 2 21-koto, b-koto, perc
Duration: Miki’s music share app.40’(total: 74’ with narration)

Folk Symphony (2006, Op.120-1)
Poem of "Furusato no Kaze" : Nanako Miki
Instrumentation : 2 shaku, shami, 2 21-koto, b-koto, orchestra (2-2-2-2, 4-3-3-1, 4 perc, str) , mixed-chor
World Premiere : 4 November 2007, Tokushima Kyoudo Bunka Kaikan
Publisher: Yui Shuppan
[NB]Commissioned by Tokushima Prefecture for 22nd National Cultural Festival.

Furusato no Kaze (2006)
Poem: Nanako Miki
Instrumentation: mixed-chor, pf or same as folk Symphony
Duration: 3’
Publisher: Yui Shuppan

The Happy Pagoda - A folk opera in 10 scenes (2007)
Libretto : Tatsuji Iwata
Casts : sop, sop, mez, alt, ten, ten, bar, bas
Instrumentation : vn, cl, pf, perc,
Duration : 1h 55'
Duration of music : 1h 25'
World Premiere: 4 November 2007, Tokushima Kyoudo Bunka Kaikan
Publisher: Yui Shuppan
[NB]Commissioned by Tokushima Prefecture for 22nd National Cultural Festival.

The Happy Pagoda - An opera in two acts 10 scenes (2010 ?)
Libretto : Tatsuji Iwata
Casts : sop, sop, mez, alt, ten, ten, bar, bas
Instrumentation : 1-1-2-1, 2-1-1-1, 2 perc, pf, strings
Duration : 2h
World Premiere: not yet decided
Publisher: Yui Shuppan
NB: After the premiere of folk opera version of "The Happy Pagoda",
the librettist: Tatsuji Iwata rewrite libretto more than 50%, and I started to compose "The Happy Pagoda" as the 9th full-length opera which totally sung and use full orchestra in the pit.
In October 2008, I completed its vocal score, and immediately entered orchestration of the opera. However a theatre who expressed much interest to premiere this work didn’t answer any more by reason of the general director change.
So I need to find out another theatre or organization to do the world premiere of the opera. Naturally I changed my plan to complete whole orchestration from Spring to the end of the year 2009.
When I knew operation need, I completed orchestration only first scene of 9th opera. But suddenly I felt strong pressure as "If I don’t finish full score now, the opera surely become an uncompleted work". So I started again its orchestration not only at my home but also at the non-private hospital room, and without any holiday. I was a demon for work, the labor was unnatural.
Finally after second leaving hospital, on 7th February, I finished 450 pages orchestration of the opera. It means "The Happy Pagoda", the 9th full-length opera is almost completed. I have special plan to compose a play within a play which discuss "What was the Pacific War?" by all singers on stage as the second version of the play. However the librettist didn’t write it yet according its difficulty. I am only waiting it now. 

Shamisen Concerto (2008)
Instrumentation: solo shamisen, fue, sho, 2 shaku, biwa, 2 21-koto, b-koto, 2 perc
Duration: 14' (with 2' free cadenza)
Publishment: Yui Shuppan

Kirei (2008)
Instrumentation: shaku, 21-koto
Duration: 7'40"
Commission: Ikkoh Hagiwara
Publishment: Yui Shuppan

Spirits 2008 (2008)    "Tamafuri" Asia-euro version after the 3rd movement of Hote
Instrumentation: shaku, morinxaur, pipa, da-sanxian, 21koto, Vn I, Vn II, Va, Vc, 3 perc
Duration: 8'~9'
Publishment: Yui Shuppan

Kite's Dream for Sanukite solo
Instrumentation: sanukite solo
Duration: 6'20"
Commisshion: Michiyo Usuki
Publishment: Yui Shuppan

A Parody of Joruri-hime story (Strange Tales of Joruri-hime Monogatari) (2009)
Libretto: from Masakazu Yamasaki’ choral drama "Toge no mukauni naniga aruka"
Dramatized by: Shizuhiro Iyoda & Minoru Miki
Vocal casts: sop, m-sop, ten, bar
Instrumentation: fue, hichiriki, 3 shaku, biwa, sham, futo-shami, 3 21-koto, 3 b-koto, 2 perc
Duration: 72' (duration of music: 62')
Publishment: Yui Shuppan

The Voice Calling You - An opera in one act (6 scenes) (2009)
Libretto: Tomoko Takemura
Vocal casts: sop, m-sop, ten, bar, female chorus
Instrumentation: pf, 2 Uchiwa-Daiko in different sized
Duration: 60' (maximum 65')
Commission: Culture-net Omaesaki
Publishment: Kawai shuppan (under preparation)

Misaki Michiyuki (Round Journey around a Cape) - for female chorus (2009)
Poem:: Tomoko Takemura
Female chorus
Accompany: pf
Duration: 16' (including an optional chapter 18')
Commission: Culture-net Omaesaki
Publishment: Kawai shuppan (under preparation)

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