Jasmine Flower composed by Douglas E. Wagner. Orchestra. String Orchestra. Belwin Beginning String Orchestra. Multicultural. Grade 1.5. Conductor Score & Parts. 84 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.24995).
"Jasmine Flower" is a setting of the traditional Chinese folk song "Molihua," likely originating in the southern China provinces. The tune is a vital part of Chinese New Year celebrations and was also featured prominently during the closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics. The soothing pentatonic melody is reminiscent of the simple beauty of the lovely white jasmine blossom and its delightful scent. Players will encounter no technical impediments in performance, with the independent piano accompaniment and optional percussion creating the perfect musical landscape for this multicultural offering.