On 8 October 2000 Toru Takemitsu (� 1996) would have celebrated
his 70th birthday. To mark this anniversary, Schott Japan commissioned the Japanese
artist Shinro Ohtake to illustrate the 20 songs published while Takemitsu was still alive;
these graphics together with the songs have now been published in an elaborate art book.
20 songs composed by Toru Takemitsu Melody with piano arrange-ment
and guitar chords Texts: 17 Japanese language lyrics in original Japanese characters
and phoneticized by Roman alphabets.