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Dream of the Cherry Blossoms

By Keiko Abe

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Marimba
Composed by Keiko Abe. Sheet Music. Published by Zimmermann (PE.ZM25100).

Item Number: PE.ZM25100
ISBN M-010-25100-4.

Composer and virtuoso marimba player Keiko Abe was born in Tokyo on April 18, 1937. She has played the marimba since the age of 12, and is responsible (in collaboration with the Yamaha Musical Instrument Company) for the development of the five-octave concert marimba. She was the first woman to be inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. Evelyn Glennie is among her former students.

Solo Marimba.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • June 03, 2011 a musical masterpiece

    A great college audition or solo recital piece. From the hypnotic high E pulse in the introduction to the "fallen" blossoms throughout the piece, as well as the wild and exciting cadenzas and wonderful quotes from the Japanese folk song "Sakura", Dream of the Cherry Blossoms is another masterpiece from...

    the great writer and performer Keiko Abe. There are a couple of great YouTube videos on this song that can help you decide if you want to peruse the piece or not. Familiarize yourself with Sakura before you take on the piece. It's worth the time and effort it takes to learn.

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  • October 08, 2006 A Great Composition

    A very challenging piece, which is what one would expect from Keiko Abe. Truly a somber song of a cherry blossom tree. Contains some hints of the traditional Japanese song Sakura.

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