Sakura (Japanese Folk Song) arranged by Michael Scott. Choir Secular. 2-Part Choir. Choral Octavo. Alfred Archive Edition. Folk; Multicultural. Grade 2. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.SV9653).
Today's multicultural awareness makes this well-known Japanese folk song a good bet for any concert program. Michael's haunting setting opens with a Japanese text, moves to an English translation and back to Japanese for the ending. It's easy to sing and a pronunciation guide is provided.
Location: from San Francisco, CA
March 6, 2012
Michael Scott writes a simple, fitting piano part and equally elegant vocal harmonies for this ageless song. Harmonic lines begin in unison with the melody so that beginners can get a solid start on their counter melodies.
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