Sakura Songs Volume I

Sakura Songs Volume I
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  • AvP Number : 131
  • Composer : Leslie Uyeda
  • Canadian : Yes
  • Instrumentation : soprano or mezzo-soprano, flute and cello
  • Format : three scores
  • Difficulty : Moderately difficult
  • Duration : 12:00
  • Pages (print) : 48
  • Pages (download) : 17

Written as a homage to her Japanese Canadian heritage, Uyeda’s five delicate, atmospheric miniatures celebrate the cherry blossoms that decorate the city of Vancouver BC each spring. All but one of the poems were winners in the 2007 or 2008 haiku writing contest of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Also included is Uyeda’s instrumental arrangement of Hanami Odori, a 17th century traditional melody, known in Japan as the Cherry Blossoms Viewing Dance.