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Sakura, Sakura (Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms) arranged for Expandable Flute Choir by Ricky LombardoDuration: 3:25This is a traditional Japanese song depicting springs, the season of cherry blossoms. "Sakura, Sakura" is based on the pentatonic (five-note) scale (steps 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 of the major scale). The melody is simple and basic without many notes or difficult rhythms. Even though the definition of "Sakura, Sakura" is cherry blossoms, depicting spring; the melody has a certain melancholy quality. Today's multicultural awareness makes this well-known Japanes folksong a great choice for any concert program. Its haunting melody will enchant musicians and audience alike. Included is an optional ending, ending either on a major or a minor chord.
Instrumentation:PART 1 - C FlutePART 2 - C FlutePART 3 - C FlutePART 4 - C FlutePART 5 - Alto FlutePART 5 - C Flute (substitute for Alto Flute)PART 6 - C Flute or Bass Flute PART 7 - Contrabass Flute