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2. School Anthem of Takasaki Municipal Senior Commercial School

Lyricist Akitoshi Matsumura
Music Composer Teiichi Okano (2/16/1878–12/29/1941)
Client Takasaki Municipal Senior Commercial School
Date of Commission 4/3/1909
Source “10/1907–11/1915 Music Commission Dossier”
Current School Name Gunma Prefectural Takasaki Commercial High School
The lyrics and audio of the current school anthem are available on their website.
Collaborator Gunma Prefectural Takasaki Commercial High School
Description

Commission in April 1909 (42nd year of the Meiji period). There surviving documents  consist a commission form, notice regarding the revision of lyrics, lyrics sheet, musical score, and cover letter for payment receipt.

The notice for the revision of lyrics requested modifications in the lyrics because the lyrics sent by the school (client) did not match the music. Corrections done in pencil were also found on the original lyrics sheet.

The lyricist was the principal of the school, and the school had been certified as a senior commercial school the day he assumed this post (1908). The music composer was an assistant professor at the Tokyo Academy of Music at the time.

Along with the lyrics, instructions regarding corrections to meet word count requirements were also found in the original manuscript. However, as post-correction material could not be located, the lyrics were replicated according to the original version.


Restoration Recording
Date
2/23/2012 (Studio A, Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music, Senju Campus)
Restoration
Collaborator
Chorus  [Student volunteers from the Department of Vocal Music, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts]

Yosuke Kawano, Sho Kikawa, Hirotaka Kino, Takamasa Sawahara, Keiichi Takada, Shohei Takasaki, Masanori Taguchi, Kazuhiro Fukunaga, Hisanori Muramoto, and Yukihiro Yamamoto.

Piano/Singing Coach

Chikako Oku

Piano Arrangement

Kaori Yamada

Recording/Editing

Toru Kamekawa

Recording Assistant

Masahiro Oda, Takashi Saito, and So Shiiba

第一節心の空に 至誠(しせい)の月の
澄み渡る時 野に置く露も( )
光ぞ添わん( )
第二節敬ひ()づる ゆかしき心
胸に秘めつつ 世の人々の( )
袖に移さん( )
第三節学びの林 徳の園生( )
培ふ者の 尊しみ心( )
色に香に出ん( )
第四節行く手遥けき 時の前に( )
山崩るとも 海()へるとも
などか撓ゆまん( )
第五節活ける顔と 躍らん肉と( )
保ちてぞ行かば 荒ぶる浪も( )
如何で恐れん( )

Video Audio Lyrics Meta Data
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