Shojojee composed by Bud Wayne Bisbee. For SATB choir, piano accompaniment, finger cymbals, temple blocks, hand drum. Easy. Octavo. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing (SB.SBMP-276).
This charming Japanese folk song tells the story of a temple in Shojojee where racoon-like animals would dance and beat their big stomachs like drums to compete with the music from the temple monks. The repetitive Japanese text is not difficult to master; the text underlay is a phonetic transliteration. The instruments add authenticity and color.