This is a limited list of references related to orchestration in Kangen music.
|De Ferranti, H. & Narasaki, Y.||A way a Lone: Writings on Tōru Takemitsu. Tōkyō: Academia Music Eds, 2002.|
|Garfias, Robert.||Music of a Thousand Autumns: The Tōgaku Style of Japanese Court Music. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1975.|
|Kapuscinski, J. & Rose, F.||
“Japanese Traditional Orchestral Music: The Correlation between Time and Timbre.” in La musique et ses instruments. Saint-Vallier : éditions Delatour France, 2013, pp. 261 - 270.
|Kishibe, Shigeo||Traditional Music of Japan. Tōkyō, Japan Publications, 1973.|
|Miki, Minoru||Composing for Japanese Instruments. Translated by Marty Regan, New York: University of Rochester Press, 2008.|
|Onuki, Reiko||“Gagaku.”, March 2014.|
|Shiba, Sukehiro||Score of Gagaku Japanese Classical Court Music, Volume 1, transcribed by SHIBA Sukehiro. Tōkyō: Ryūginsha, 1955.|
|Shōno, Sumusa||“The role of listening in GAGAKU”, in Contemporary Music Review 1987, Volume 1, pp. 19-43.|
|Terauchi, Naoko||“Beyond the Court: A Challenge to the Gagaku Tradition in the ‘Reconstruction’ Project of the National Theater.”, in Performing Japan: Contemporary Expressions of Cultural Identity. Kent, UK: Global Oriental, 2008, pp. 93-125.|