Composer
LOMBARDO
Title
Sakura, Sakura (Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms)
Instrumentation
expandable flute choir
Arranger
Ricky Lombardo
Publisher
Lombardo Music Publications
Grade
2
Product Code
10L140FCE033
flute choir

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. The pentatonic (five-note) scale that is most familiar to us is derived from steps 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 of the major scale. Melodies like "Oh, Susanna" and "Weevily Wheat" are built on this scales. "Sakura, Sakura" is based on a distinctive pentatonic 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. Your ensemble will find it easy to pour all of their emotions and passion into performing this lovely piece. Its haunting melody will enchant musicians and audience alike as the players emulate the Japanese characteristics of the song. Included is an optional ending, giving you the option of concluding either on a major ot 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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