Toshio Mashima

born on 21/2/1949 in Tsuruoka-shi, Honshu, Japan

died on 21/4/2016

Toshio Mashima

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Toshio Mashima ( Mashima Toshio?) is a Japanese composer born in 1949 in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.


First, he studied engineering. He interrupted this to study music. He graduated from the Kanagawa University and took the Yamaha Band Director course, going on to do his major in technology. He also studied music composition under Bin Kanade and jazz theory under Makoto Uchibori. He graduated in 1971 and went on to play trombone in jazz and pop bands. He then worked as an assistant to Naohiro Iwai and began to focus on making compositions for bands.

His own works, especially for bands, are published in Europe and sold in America. Lately, he has also composed for TV series and movies. He currently serves as an instructor of the Institute of Education, Sobi, as well as working as a special instructor at the Yamaha Music School.

He won an award in the composition section of the 7th Academic Society of Japan for Winds and Percussion bands competition.


Work for Wind

  • 1992 A Prelude to Applause
  • 1997 Mirage à Paris
    1. St. Germain des Pres
    2. La Fontaine de Medicis (Jardin du Luxembourg)
    3. Montmartre Place du Tertre-Sacre Coeur
  • 1997 Yacobs Ladder To a Crescent
  • 1998 Yosakoi
  • 1999 The Glowing Sun Appeared on the Horizon
  • 2000 Les Gens du Nord
  • 2000 Iroha
    1. Theme Largo
    2. 1st Variation Allegro
    3. 2nd Variation Adagio
    4. 3rd Variation and Finale Presto
  • 2000-2001 Les trois notes du Japon
    1. La danse des grues (Tanz der Kraniche)
    2. La rivière enneigée (Der Fluß im Schnee)
    3. La fête du feu (Feuerfest)
  • 2001 Quiet Sunset
  • 2003 Mirage III
    1. Tune Up
    2. Something Blue
    3. After Hour
  • 2003 Naval Bleu
  • 2004 Deux Belles Ailes
  • A Rainbow over Misty Mountain
  • A Season in the Bloom of Cherry Blossoms
  • A Tribute to the Count Basie Orchestra
    1. Jumpin' at the Woodside
    2. April in Paris (1932)
    3. Lil' Darlin (195
  • Anohi-kiita-uta Folk Medley
  • At The Mambo Inn
  • Bay Breeze
  • Carpenters Forever
  • Dream in the Silent Night
  • Five Okinawa Songs for Band
  • Gelato con Caffee Samba
  • March Spirit for Wind Orchestra
  • Sousa's Holiday-The Thunderer - Samba
  • Sousa's Holiday-The Stars and Stripes Forever - Jazz
  • Sweet Breeze in May Concert-March
  • Takarajima
  • Twilight in Central Park Ballad
  • View with a Glimpes of Waves
  • Welcome Rock Melody

Chamber Music

  • 1995 Urban Suite
    1. Twilight
    2. Station
    3. Day Dream
    4. City Light
  • 2000 Spinning Spiral for four Trombones
    1. Allegro
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegro maestoso
  • 2004 Conversation IV for two Snare Drums, four Tom-toms, Bass Drum, four Timpanis, Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-tam, Castanets, two Wood Blocks, five Temple Blocks, Bongo, Triangle, Wind Chimes, Cabasa, Crotales(Opt.), Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba, Chimes
  • 2004 La Seine for Clarinet-Choir
    1. Pont Neuf
    2. Pont Mirabeau
    3. Pont Alexandre III
  • A Spring Morning for Euphonium
  • Rhapsody for Euphonium
  • Cafe St Germain for Saxophone-Quartet

Work for Big Band/Jazz-Ensemble

  • Cat Race
  • Morning Mist
  • Pacific Coast Highway
  • Samba nautica

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