Takemitsu is also well known for composing beautiful music for the guitar including-- Folios: I-III, Towards the Sea, Equinox, All In Twilight: I-IV, 12 Songs for Guitar. Prestigious guitarists, including the Australian John Williams have recorded his music. In 12 Songs for Guitar, using pop and folk standards like "Here, There, and Everywhere" and "Michelle" to "Londonderry Air" and "Over the Rainbow", Takemitsu attempts to create "new" material to enhance the repository Guitarists can dip into for recitals. Unlike most “classical” composers whose compositions are arranged for guitar, Takemitsu penned music specifically written for guitar, taking account the guitar’s rich tone palette and unique polyphonic elements.