Isao Koizumi

KOIZUMI, Isao. b. Osaka, Japan, 3 November 1907; d.1992. Koizumi studied composition and organ privately while also studying for a degree in economics from Osaka University of Commerce (1952). He was a lecturer at the university and an organist in Tokyo until 1942. Active in church music, he studied choral music with Hitoshi Nagai and composition and organ with Toraji Onaka. Following the war, he served as minister of music at the United States Far East Air Force Chapel Center in Tokyo in 1951 and in the Futaba Church (now the Higashi Nakano Church). In addition to serving as the conductor of the Tokyo Choral Society, he also served as the music editor for Sambika (‘The Hymnal’,1954) for...

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