a music historian, now living in Tokyo and teaching history of western music at Seitoku University, Matsudo City, Chiba Prefect., Japan.
Osamu completed his Bachelor degree of Arts in Musicology and his Master of Arts degree in Musicology at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. The modal system of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and the keyboard music in the Baroque are his primary research interests. His MA thesis examined modal structure of choral works by T. L. de Victoria from statistical point of view.
Works (in Japanese):
- Personal Computer and Music (Tokyo, 1982)
- A Numerical Analysis of Melody from the Aspect of Intervals (Tokyo, 1983) [summary]
- A History of Western Music (Tokyo, 1985)
- Gregorian Chant and Pentatonic Scale (Matsudo,1993)[summary]
- Historical Position of Equal Temperament (Matsudo, 2001) [complete text in Japanese]
- Hidden Creeds: non Christian Elements in two Marian Hymns and Dies irae (Matsudo, 2005) [complete text in Japanese]