Composed by George L.O. Strid, Mary Donnelly, and Teiichi Okano. Shawnee Press. Octavo. Duration 125 seconds. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.1301478).
UPC: 196288171904. 6.75x10.5x0.029 inches.
This well-known Japanese folk song found world appeal when performed at the closing ceremony of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. The first verse features an English text that is not a translation but rather a lyric that conveys nostalgia for the hills and fields of one's childhood home, set as an original partner song. The optional flute will add a gorgeous touch to this cultural gem.