Composer
LOMBARDO
Title
Sakura, Sakura (Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms)
Instrumentation
expandable flute choir (minimum 4 C flutes)
Arranger
Ricky Lombardo
Publisher
Lombardo Music Publications
Grade
2
Product Code
10L140FCE033
flute choir score and parts

Sakura, Sakura (Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms) arranged for Expandable Flute Choir by Ricky Lombardo
Duration: 3:25

This 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 Flute
PART 2 - C Flute
PART 3 - C Flute
PART 4 - C Flute
PART 5 - Alto Flute
PART 5 - C Flute (substitute for Alto Flute)
PART 6 - C Flute or Bass Flute 
PART 7 - Contrabass Flute

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