Sakura, Sakura composed by Douglas E. Wagner. For 2-part choir, piano, flute and Finger cymbal. New Horizons Series. Concert, Multicultural. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-1980H).
The gentle, pentatonic melody of this popular Japanese song is supported by a Koto-like keyboard accompaniment, flute, and finger cymbals, which add a wonderful dimension of color. Most every Japanese child is familiar with this tune, which is an ode to the cherry blossom, Japan's national flower. A splendid addition to multicultural repertoire!