"From Me Flows What You Call Time" is not an ordinary percussion concerto. It is extraordinary. Usually, a percussion concerto is a lively music, full of excitement. But this piece is rather meditational. You must enjoy it in a very quiet mood. Five percussionists of NEXUS, to whom Takemitsu dedicated this piece, makes their own cosmos. When I once listened to this music in a concert hall, played by the Philadelphia Orchestra with NEXUS and Robert Spano, it is trully amazing. It is often said that Takemitsu combined Japanese culture with Western culture. To me as a Japanese, this is not Japanese nor Western, rather a new world created by the genius. "Twill by Twilight" is also a meditational piece as if I were in a space with a different scale of time. "Requiem" is Takemitsu's first orchestral piece, also serious and meditational, but more emotional than the former two pieces. It is very different from famous requiems by Mozart, Cherubini, Brahms, Verdi, Faure, etc.