Sakura, Sakura composed by Keiko Yamada. For Full Score, Violin I, Violin II, Violin III, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano. Carl Fischer Young String Orchestra Series. Grade 2-2.5. Score and parts. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.YAS89).
Sakura, Sakura, also known as the Cherry Blossom Song, is probably the most famous Japanese folk song outside of Japan. Its hauntingly beautiful melody will enchant your orchestra, and this piece is written to emulate the truly Japanese characteristics of the song. Your students will sound just like the traditional bamboo flutes (shakuhachi) as they play lightly and breathily, and will find it easy to pour all of their emotions and passion into performing this lovely piece. Duration: 4:36.
About Carl Fischer Young String Orchestra Series
This series of Grade 2/Grade 2.5 pieces is designed for second and third year ensembles. The pieces in this series are characterized by:ulliOccasionally extending to third position/liliKeys carefully considered for appropriate difficulty/liliAddition of separate 2nd violin and viola parts/liliViola T.C. part included/liliIncrease in independence of parts over beginning levels/li/ul/p/div