Masanori Taruya (b. 1978, Choushi City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese composer and conductor.
Taruya is a graduate of the Musashino Academic Musicae, where he studied composition under Hiroshi Sato and Yoshiki Miyamoto. Since graduating, he has worked as a wind band conductor and freelance composer. He was a lecturer and conductor at the Choushi City High School 2014-2018. Currently  he is a conductor and music director of the Belmonte Wind Orchestra, and is highly regarded as a leader.
Taruya has written over twenty works for band/wind ensemble, frequently derived from historical events.
Works for Winds
- Archangel Raphael Who Leaves a House of Tobias (2008)
- The Bell of the Atri
- The Boat of the Moon of Orion which Illuminates a Night Sky
- A Golden Apple of Hesperides
- King Arthur and Three Maidens of a Lake
- The Last Letter from Murdoch (2009)
- Le Petit Prince
- Liberty Guiding the People
- Magellan’s Voyage to Unknown Continent (2005)
- The Minstrel Boy Variations (2011)
- A Mirror of Gerda
- Noah’s Ark
- Raising of Lazarus
- Stabat Mater Dolorosa
- Tom Tit Tot
- When the Saints Go Marching In (as arranger)
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