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Tamezō Narita

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Tamezō Narita


Tamezō Narita (成田為三, 15 December 1893, Akita, Japan – 29 October 1945) was a Japanese composer and educator.

He was educated at Tokyo School of Music (now Tokyo University of the Arts) and also studied privately with Kosaku Yamada. After working as a elementary school teacher, he studied in Germany from 1922, where he studied composition, counterpoint and harmony with Robert Kahn. He taught at the Kawamura Girls' School, Toyo Music School and Kunitachi Music School.

Narita composed Hamabe No Uta (Song of the Seashore), a folk song, in 1916. The work has become a nationally known folk melody in Japan.

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