Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) (3 Octaves of Handbells Level 2). Arranged by Kiyo Watanabe. For Handbells (Handbell Acc). Shawnee Press. 8 pages. Shawnee Press #HP5432. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35018805).
Kiyo Watanabe has masterfully arranged this traditional Japanese melody for 3 octaves of handbells. The plaintive melody is supported by both chordal and undulating eighth accompaniment. This piece is a good challenge to work on sensitivity in dynamics and evoking a mental picture of lovely cherry blossoms. 44 measures.