Nobutoki’s “6 Dance Music” is consisted of 6 pieces as follows: ‘Musical Accompaniment in the Distant’, ‘Caprice’, ‘Serious and Loose Dance’, ‘Musical Accompaniment in Countryside’, ‘Ringing Dance with Children’ and ‘Old Fashioned Precession’. Those pieces let us listen to the oriental aspect of the music, as we can imagine from the above titles above. In ‘Musical Accompaniment in the Distant’, Nobutoki used the ‘Ritsu scale’ such as D-E-G-A and G-A-C-D in the beginning of the piece. ‘Caprice’ differs from the former piece for its usage of chromatic scale, augmented intervals and diminished intervals. In ‘Serious and Loose Dance’, repeated modulation changes the scene brightly each time. ‘Musical Accompaniment in Countryside’, which begins powerfully with an octave, then comes fast passages in the middle part, and in the end of the piece it returns to the tone pattern appeared in the first part. ‘Ringing Dance with Children’ is full of variety in its dynamics and tone patterns. ‘Old-looking Precession’ is written in rondo form and has imposing personality.
“6 Dance Music” was published in 1932. Tis year, composition course was established in Tokyo Ongaku Gakkō (Tokyo Academy of Music). Kiyoshi Nobutoki tried hard to establish the composition course and made it come true. He resigned his position as a professor in 1932 and guided students as a lecturer after that.
Pianists who were colleagues of Nobutoki played “6 Dance Music”. The first performance was played by Miyaji Takaori, and there was a record that Leo Shirota and Noboru Toyomasu also played this work. In addition to this, a contemporary pianist, Chiharu Hanaoka recorded this piece in a CD (Bellwood record, 2004).