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Songbooks and Collections

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Bob Chilcott : Furusato - 5 upper-voice arrangements of <span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese songs : SSAA : 01 Songbook : Bob Chilcott : 9780193390829 : 9780193390829

Bob Chilcott : Furusato - 5 upper-voice arrangements of Japanese songs

Following the success of the mixed-voice edition of Furusato, Bob Chilcott has adapted his arrangements of five evocative Japanese songs for upper voices. Each poem depicts the beauty of the Japanese landscape, and familiar melodies combine with Chilcott's original style to create an enchanting fusion of East and West. Suitable for performance as a suite or as stand-alone pieces, these charming and emotive songs will be a welcome addition to the repertoire of any upper-voice choir.

Songlist: Sunayama, Mura Matsuri , Oborozukiyo, Furusato, Momiji

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Voicing: SSAA | 9696b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Libby Larsen : May Sky - A Collection of Haiku Kai : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : 9780193866225

Libby Larsen : May Sky - A Collection of Haiku Kai

A collection of Haiku Kai. Commissioned for the 2002 World Choral Symposium, May Sky is based on haiku written by Japanese and Japanese-American detainees in camps in the American West.

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9104b | Songbook | $3.75 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : <span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Folk Songs : SA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Japanese Folk Songs

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry comprised of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Jerry Estes has crafted a set of four short pieces set to original haiku... one for each season of the year. All are beautiful in their simplicity. Well suited for Orff accompaniment; bells and rhythm instrument parts are included in the publication. An outstanding learning and performing piece for 2-part choirs. A delicate melody swirls and twirls like drifting snow in this tasteful arrangement of a traditional Japanese school song "Yuki". The three short Japanese phrases (and several English words) are easy-to-learn and bring to mind icy images of wintertime. "Uji River" is the most unique multicultural piece you will sing this year. A primarily English text tells the spectacular story of an ancient Japanese fishing tradition on the Uji River. And a traditional Asian folk melody floats above a gentle koto-like piano. Magical for treble voices, and highly effective when TB singers sound like fishermen. Tsuki means "moon," and is one of just a few Japanese words sung in this pentatonic scale-based song. Other words describe the beauty of the Japanese moon throughout the year. A captivating and memorable piece.

Songlist: Four Seasons of Haiku, Japanese Snow Song (Yuki), Uji River, Tsuki (Japanese Moon), Sakura

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Voicing: SA | 7414b | Sheet Music | $9.50


Various Arrangers : Songs of the Pacific Rim : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Songs of the Pacific Rim

"Toshima Mochi Tsuki Bushi" is a Japanese folk song from Tokyo-To (Tokyo District). It is celebratory in nature, and implies that it might be sung as a work song while pounding rice into rice balls (mochi). The making of mochi is a collaborative family activity associated with the new year. Comprised of a children's song, a lullaby, and a love song, this collection of Filipino folk tunes is full of lively rhythms and enchanting melodies.

Songlist: Toshima Rice Pounding Song, Pen-Pen de Sarapen, Salidummay, Pamulinawen

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Voicing: SSAA | 8018b | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Akatonbo : SSA : Russell Robinson : Sheet Music : 35028839 : 884088886073 : 1480330574

Russell Robinson : Akatonbo

A beautiful traditional Japanese folk song, Akatonbo's memorable melody sings of dragonflies in varying ways: unison, canon, accompanied, and a cappella. Gorgeous for both women's and upper elementay choirs.

Arranger: Russell Robinson | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028839


Autumn Night (Yusareba) : SAB : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 15/2688H : 9781429119160

Ruth Morris Gray : Autumn Night (Yusareba)

Ruth's captivating setting truly captures the distinctly Asian flavor of this ancient Japanese text with its haunting melody and simple harmonies, featuring open fourths and fifths. The Japanese lyrics, which alternate with the English translation, are easily learned, and both a pronunciation guide and translation are included. Reminiscent of her best-selling "In This Ancient House" (15/2407H), you won't want your singers to miss experiencing this creative-programming, multicultural gem!

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/2688H


Cherry Blossoms : 2-Part : George L O Strid : Sheet Music : 15/2917H : 9781429128636

George L O Strid : Cherry Blossoms

Ideal for introducing part singing, this lovely partner song features a traditional Japanese text paired with an English translation in a setting perfect for spring concerts. This hauntingly beautiful song will serve as a fantastic festival piece while enhancing your multicultural curriculum. Optional parts for finger cymbals and chime tree enhance the texture, and a pronunciation guide is included.

Composer: George L O Strid | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/2917H


Eight <span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Haiku (Collection) : SATB : Brent Pierce : Sheet Music : 08500919 : 073999505689

Brent Pierce : Eight Japanese Haiku (Collection)

Composer: Brent Pierce | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08500919


Four Seasons of Haiku : 2-Part : Music by Jerry Estes : Sheet Music : 00-21181 : 038081201023

Music by Jerry Estes : Four Seasons of Haiku

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry comprised of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Jerry Estes has crafted a set of four short pieces set to original haiku... one for each season of the year. All are beautiful in their simplicity. Well suited for Orff accompaniment; bells and rhythm instrument parts are included in the publication. An outstanding learning and performing piece for 2-part choirs.

Composer: Music by Jerry Estes | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.85 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-21181 | Showtrax CD Available


Furusato (Homeland) : SATB divisi : Philip Lawson : Traditional Japanese  : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08744610 : 073999197730

Philip Lawson : Furusato (Homeland)

A tender tribute to home, this Japanese folk song's sentiment is touching to all. Includes Japanese and English lyrics.

Arranger: Philip Lawson | Composer: Traditional Japanese | Performed By: King's Singers | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744610


Fuyu No Uta : SA : Rachel Stenson : Sheet Music : SBMP979 : 964807009799

Rachel Stenson : Fuyu No Uta

"Fuyu No Uta" is a delightful song that children in Japan sing when it is snowing outside. ("Fuyu" means winter.) The text is partly in Japanese, partly in English. The use of wind chimes with the piano provide a light, supportive accompaniment to this fun piece.

Composer: Rachel Stenson | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP979


Hamabe No Uta (Song of the Beach) : 2-Part : John Higgins : Sheet Music : 08744092 : 073999324341

John Higgins : Hamabe No Uta (Song of the Beach)

This traditional sounding Song of the Beach has been sung in Japan for over 70 years. The beautiful accompaniment brings to mind the peacefulness of nature described by the lyrics.

Arranger: John Higgins | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744092


Hamabe No Uta (Song of the Beach) : SAB : John Higgins : Sheet Music : 08744880 : 073999673678

John Higgins : Hamabe No Uta (Song of the Beach)

This traditional sounding Song of the Beach has been sung in Japan for over 70 years. The beautiful accompaniment brings to mind the peacefulness of nature described by the lyrics.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed and 2-Part. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 3:25

Arranger: John Higgins | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744880


Hiraita, Hiraita : SATB : Ken Hakoda : Sheet Music : SBMP559 : 964807005593

Ken Hakoda : Hiraita, Hiraita

A traditional Japanese children's song, its melody based on the pentatonic scale. The text portrays the wondrous yet simple moments when a lotus flower blossoms and then closes. At a deeper level, the text speaks of the eternal cycle of nature. The music was set to show this eternal cycle by overlapping several layers of melodies to create a mysterious and dream-like atmosphere. The text is Japanese, the pronunciation easy as the vowels are pure as in Italian. A pronunciation guide is provided.

Composer: Ken Hakoda | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP559


Hisakata : 2-Part : Victor C Johnson : Sheet Music : 15/3014H : 9781429132619

Victor C Johnson : Hisakata

In his setting of the ancient Japanese text about the sunlight that fills the sky with the return of spring, Victor Johnson has captured its mystery through haunting melodies and simple harmonies. The added instrumentation offers color and texture as well as framing the English-language middle section. A pronunciation guide is included.

Composer: Victor C Johnson | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/3014H


Hisakata No : SATB : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 00-31064 : 038081338361

Ruth Morris Gray : Hisakata No

A traditional Japanese poem is set in a twisting and turning repetitive pentatonic fashion in this serene multicultural choral. Contemporary harmonies, sung with straight tone, will challenge and delight all who perform and hear this fresh and haunting masterpiece. Add an optional tonechime or handbell.

Arranger: Ruth Morris Gray | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31064


Hitori : 2-Part : Mary Donnelly : Sheet Music : 08551432 : 073999422924

Mary Donnelly : Hitori

This gentle Japanese folksong is artfully crafted for young choirs, piano and optional Orff instruments. Excellent multicultural feature! Available: 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

Arranger: Mary Donnelly | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551432


Hukilau (Fishing Party) : Unison : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 15/2259H : 9780893286019

Greg Gilpin : Hukilau (Fishing Party)

Oh, we're goin' to a hukilau! Get out the grass skirts and put on the colorful leis! This will be the hit of your concert when you have everyone performing the hula and the audience joining in on the chorus! (How about including your faculty and administrators?) Also included in this fun work are the hula choreography, interesting information on Hawaii, pronunciation and vocabulary guides, and reproducible lyrics for audience participation.

Composer: Greg Gilpin | Country: Japan

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $1.85 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/2259H


Hukilau (Fishing Party) : 2-Part : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 15/2267H : 9780893286026

Greg Gilpin : Hukilau (Fishing Party)

Oh, we're goin' to a hukilau! Get out the grass skirts and put on the colorful leis! This will be the hit of your concert when you have everyone performing the hula and the audience joining in on the chorus! (How about including your faculty and administrators?) Also included in this fun work are the hula choreography, interesting information on Hawaii, pronunciation and vocabulary guides, and reproducible lyrics for audience participation.

Composer: Greg Gilpin | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.85 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/2267H


In This Ancient House (Momoshiki Ya) : 2-Part : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 15/2392H : 9781429101899

Ruth Morris Gray : In This Ancient House (Momoshiki Ya)

This gentle setting of a traditional Japanese poem captures the mystery of ancient Japan, with its haunting melody and simple harmonies. The Japanese text alternating with the English translation is easy to learn and evokes images of ages past. Included are both a pronunciation and translation guide. The finger cymbals compliment the distinctly Asian flavor of this piece, featuring open fourths and fifths.

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/2392H


In This Ancient House (Momoshiki Ya) : SAB : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 15/2407H : 9781429101943

Ruth Morris Gray : In This Ancient House (Momoshiki Ya)

This gentle setting of a traditional Japanese poem captures the mystery of ancient Japan, with its haunting melody and simple harmonies. The Japanese text alternating with the English translation is easy to learn and evokes images of ages past. Included are both a pronunciation and translation guide. The finger cymbals compliment the distinctly Asian flavor of this piece, featuring open fourths and fifths.

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/2407H


<span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Snow Song (Yuki) : SAB : Lois Brownsey : Sheet Music : 00-27319 : 038081295794

Lois Brownsey : Japanese Snow Song (Yuki)

A delicate melody swirls and twirls like drifting snow in this tasteful arrangement of a traditional Japanese school song. The three short Japanese phrases (and several English words) are easy-to-learn and bring to mind icy images of wintertime. Simple parts for glockenspiel, triangle, and sand blocks can be heard on the Asian-inspired SoundTrax CD and are also included in the publication.

Arranger: Lois Brownsey | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-27319 | Showtrax CD Available


<span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Snow Song (Yuki) : 2-Part : Lois Brownsey : Sheet Music : 00-27320 : 038081295800

Lois Brownsey : Japanese Snow Song (Yuki)

A delicate melody swirls and twirls like drifting snow in this tasteful arrangement of a traditional Japanese school song. The three short Japanese phrases (and several English words) are easy-to-learn and bring to mind icy images of wintertime. Simple parts for glockenspiel, triangle, and sand blocks can be heard on the Asian-inspired SoundTrax CD and are also included in the publication.

Arranger: Lois Brownsey | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-27320 | Showtrax CD Available


Kompira Fune, Fune : SSA : Martin Ellis : Sheet Music : 08747353 : 884088196431

Martin Ellis : Kompira Fune, Fune

This energetic Japanese folksong evokes the sound of sails being raised and sings about the Kompira shrine to the god of sailors at the top of Mount Zozu. With flute and Taiko (or any other) drum. Includes parts for flute and taiko drum. Duration: ca. 3:00

Arranger: Martin Ellis | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747353


Little Fish, Big Name (The Happy Hawaiian Humu) : Unison : Phyllis Wolfe White : Sheet Music : 15/2186H : 000308108941

Phyllis Wolfe White : Little Fish, Big Name (The Happy Hawaiian Humu)

"I was thinking if I were a fish, what kind would I be?" Put on the colorful leis and get out the ukulele and synthesized steel drums for the little fish with the big Hawaiian name: the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (phonetically: hoo-moo-hoomoo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-poo-ah-ah). The humu humu, for short, is the unofficial state fish of Hawaii. Its name means "fish with a pig's snout" in Hawaiian, and is the longest name for a fish in that language. Your choir will have a blast singing the clever rhymes and catchy tune in authentic island style. From the pen of winning novelty writer Phyllis White comes a crowd-pleaser sure to get every underwater toe tapping!

Composer: Phyllis Wolfe White | Country: Japan

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/2186H


Moon at the Ruined Castle : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Rentaro Taki : Sheet Music : 08551267 : 073999612424

Audrey Snyder : Moon at the Ruined Castle

An ancient Japanese folk song with a beautiful, evocative text forms the basis of this stunning work. Includes English and Japanese lyrics. Available: 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Rentaro Taki | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551267


Moon Over a Ruined Castle : TTBB : Victor C. Searle : Take Rentaro : Sheet Music : 08301761 : 884088058456

Victor C. Searle : Moon Over a Ruined Castle

From the Randy Stenson Male Chorus Series comes this moving Japanese story-song. The text is provided in both Japanese and English. Told primarily by a solo tenor voice, the male chorus sound provides the accompaniment. Great for high school and college male choirs.

Arranger: Victor C. Searle | Composer: Take Rentaro | Country: Japan

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301761


Moonlight on Mount Fuji : SATB : Paul Basler : Sheet Music : 08501531 : 073999593617

Paul Basler : Moonlight on Mount Fuji

Ancient Japanese poetry meets modern day American music in this jazz-influenced composition. A concert or festival piece for a strong choir. In English and Japanese.

Composer: Paul Basler | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08501531


Murasame (The Mists of Evening) : 2-Part : Victor C Johnson : Sheet Music : 15/2774H : 9781429124065

Victor C Johnson : Murasame (The Mists of Evening)

This gentle setting of a Japanese text captures the mystery and flavor of ancient Japan and frames the middle section, which is in English. Haunting melodies and simple harmonies are complemented by the addition of optional chime tree and rain stick for a distinctly Asian mood. A pronunciation and translation guide is included.

Composer: Victor C Johnson | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/2774H


Okuyama Ni : SAB : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 35028169 : 884088618926

Ruth Morris Gray : Okuyama Ni

This elegant 12th-century Japanese text is set to original music with respect to the Japanese sound and culture. Ethereal and refined with flute and percussion, the singer sings of a wandering stag, deep in the mountains, stepping through crimson leaves of autumn. Available: 3-Part Mixed; 2-Part; StudioTrax CD.

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028169 | Showtrax CD Available


Okuyama Ni : 2-Part : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 35028170 : 884088618933

Ruth Morris Gray : Okuyama Ni

This elegant 12th-century Japanese text is set to original music with respect to the Japanese sound and culture. Ethereal and refined with flute and percussion, the singer sings of a wandering stag, deep in the mountains, stepping through crimson leaves of autumn. Available: 3-Part Mixed; 2-Part; StudioTrax CD.

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028170 | Showtrax CD Available


Owari : SATB : Russell Robinson : Sheet Music : 08747038 : 884088144982

Russell Robinson : Owari

A Japanese haiku forms the framework for this gentle setting that will guarantee success for younger or less experienced choirs. The text translates as All's well that ends well and the work offers many opportunities for developing phrasing, tone and technique. Performance Time: Approx. 3:10.

Composer: Russell Robinson | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747038


Sakura : SSA : Audrey Snyder : Japanese Folk Song : Sheet Music : 08552333 : 884088557607

Audrey Snyder : Sakura

This well-loved Japanese folksong tells of the beauty of cherry blossoms in the spring. This setting combines graceful vocal lines with a gentle accompaniment and flute obbligato. Excellent for developing choral tone and expressiveness! Available separately: SSA, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:40.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Japanese Folk Song | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552333 | Showtrax CD Available


Sakura : 2-Part : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 08756912 : 073999569124

Linda Spevacek : Sakura

This well-loved Japanese folksong tells of the beauty of cherry blossoms in the spring. Linda Spevacek has arranged the graceful melody with gentle contrapuntal lines, and optional Orff instruments and recorders. Available: 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 3:10.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08756912


Sakura : SAB : Carol L. Matthews : Sheet Music : 48019715 : 884088216702

Carol L. Matthews : Sakura

Appropriate for middle school or intermediate choirs, this setting of a beloved Japanese folk song features four variations of the melody. For two voices and string ensemble, the baritone doubles the altos to accommodate changing voices. Duration: ca: 3:00.

Arranger: Carol L. Matthews | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019715


Sakura : 2-Part : Michael Scott : Japanese Folk Song : Sheet Music : 00-SV9653 : 029156201253

Michael Scott : Sakura

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.

Arranger: Michael Scott | Composer: Japanese Folk Song | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-SV9653


Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) : SATB divisi : Jon Washburn : Sheet Music : 50498573 : 884088792282 : 1476867984

Jon Washburn : Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

Jon Washburn has crafted a lush and dramatic setting of this traditional Japanese folksong. Using the choir as a traditional Japanese stringed folk instrument, Jon sets the mood with a gentle vocal accompaniment for a soprano solo. Soon the dynamics swell and the full sense of spring and the wonder of nature explode with vocal intensity, painting the picture of the arrival of spring.

Arranger: Jon Washburn | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50498573


Sakura (<span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Folk Song) : SATB : Michael Scott : Sheet Music : 00-SV9873 : 029156908800

Michael Scott : Sakura (Japanese Folk Song)

Originally available in a two-part edition, this became an instant hit with younger choirs. Michael Scott has now created exquisite SATB and Three-Part Mixed versions that will add a touch of class to any concert. A welcome addition to your international or multicultural repertoire!

Arranger: Michael Scott | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-SV9873


Sakura, Sakura : 2-Part : Douglas E Wagner : Sheet Music : 15/1980H : 000308100839

Douglas E Wagner : Sakura, Sakura

The gentle, pentatonic melody of this popular Japanese song is supported by a Koto-like keyboard accompaniment, flute, and finger cymbals, which add a wonderful dimension of color. Most every Japanese child is familiar with this tune, which is an ode to the cherry blossom, Japan's national flower. A splendid addition to multicultural repertoire!

Composer: Douglas E Wagner | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/1980H


Sakura, Sakura : SATBB : Chen Yi : Sheet Music : 312-41748

Chen Yi : Sakura, Sakura

Arranger: Chen Yi | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATBB | Sheet Music | $1.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 312-41748


Shojojee : SATB : B Wayne Bisbee : Sheet Music : SBMP276 : 964807002769

B Wayne Bisbee : Shojojee

This charming Japanese folk song tells the story of a temple in Shojojee where racoon-like animals would dance and beat their big stomachs like drums to compete with the music from the temple monks. The repetitive Japanese text is not difficult to master; the text underlay is a phonetic transliteration. The instruments add authenticity and color.

Composer: B Wayne Bisbee | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP276


Shojojee : SA : B Wayne Bisbee : Sheet Music : SBMP741 : 964807007412

B Wayne Bisbee : Shojojee

This charming Japanese folk song tells the story of a temple in Shojojee where racoon-like animals would dance and beat their big stomachs like drums to compete with the music from the temple monks. The repetitive Japanese text is not difficult to master; the text underlay is a phonetic transliteration. The instruments add authenticity and color.

Composer: B Wayne Bisbee | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $2.05 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP741


Takeda No Komoriuta : Unison : Stephen Hatfield : Sheet Music : 48005024 : 073999585520

Stephen Hatfield : Takeda No Komoriuta

An accessible multicultural addition, this song celebrates the Japanese culture and the ancient tradition of ancestral spirits returning to their home. With optional winds.

Arranger: Stephen Hatfield | Country: Japan

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005024


The Eyes Have It : SATB divisi : Gary Kent Walth : Sheet Music : 15/1667R : 000308062908

Gary Kent Walth : The Eyes Have It

"Kotowaza" (proverbs) are a vital part of Japanese culture and are often reflective of Japanese thought and tradition. They impart great wisdom in a very few words. These are set with the voices imitating Japanese stringed instruments creating a stunning effect. They make a powerful concert grouping when combined with "Two Japanese Proverbs" (15/1641R) also by Dr. Walth, winner of the WCDA composition competition.

Composer: Gary Kent Walth | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/1667R


Three <span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Folksongs : SATB : Misuzu McManus : Sheet Music : SBMP440 : 964807004404

Misuzu McManus : Three Japanese Folksongs

The Japanese American composer chose three delightful, contrasting folksongs. Beautiful melody, fun rhythms, and humor are all present. A bit of staging, perhaps a dancer, could add an additional dimension to this excellent set.

Composer: Misuzu McManus | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP440


Three <span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Folksongs : SSAA : Misuzu McManus : Sheet Music : SBMP523 : 964807005234

Misuzu McManus : Three Japanese Folksongs

The Japanese American composer chose three delightful, contrasting folksongs. Beautiful melody, fun rhythms, and humor all are present. A bit of staging, perhaps a dancer, could add an additional dimension to this excellent set.

Composer: Misuzu McManus | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP523


Three <span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Lyrics : SSAA : Wayland Rogers : Sheet Music : 48002941 : 073999865400

Wayland Rogers : Three Japanese Lyrics

Contents: A Pleasant Landscape - A Dog Walks - Butterflies.

Composer: Wayland Rogers | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $5.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48002941


Three <span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Poems : SATB : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 00-33069 : 038081359779

Ruth Morris Gray : Three Japanese Poems

Ancient Asian poetry (in both Japanese and English) is skillfully set over three inspired movements, which may be performed as a set or individually. Unique and effective. Accompaniment included on PianoTrax 2 CD (00-31290).

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33069


Toshima Rice Pounding Song : SSAA : Wendy Bross Stuart : Japanese Folk Song : Sheet Music : 08745242 : 884088053147

Wendy Bross Stuart : Toshima Rice Pounding Song

"Toshima Mochi Tsuki Bushi" is a Japanese folk song from Tokyo-To (Tokyo District). It is celebratory in nature, and implies that it might be sung as a work song while pounding rice into rice balls (mochi). The making of mochi is a collaborative family activity associated with the new year.

Arranger: Wendy Bross Stuart | Composer: Japanese Folk Song | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745242 | Voicetrax CD Available


Tsuki (<span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Moon) : 2-Part : Traditional Japanese : Sheet Music : 00-31322 : 038081340906

Traditional Japanese : Tsuki (Japanese Moon)

Tsuki means "moon," and is one of just a few Japanese words sung in this pentatonic scale-based song. Other words describe the beauty of the Japanese moon throughout the year. A captivating and memorable piece.

Composer: Traditional Japanese | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31322 | Showtrax CD Available


Two <span style="color:red;">Japan</span>ese Proverbs : SATB divisi : Gary Kent Walth : Sheet Music : 15/1641R : 000308057058

Gary Kent Walth : Two Japanese Proverbs

Very intricate rhythms combine with moving accents and contemporary harmonies to create a stylistic composition. The text is in Japanese with a simple and clear phonetic guide included.

Composer: Gary Kent Walth | Country: Japan

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15/1641R


Uji River : TB : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 00-28665 : 038081312095

Ruth Morris Gray : Uji River

The most unique multicultural piece you will sing this year. A primarily English text tells the spectacular story of an ancient Japanese fishing tradition on the Uji River. And a traditional Asian folk melody floats above a gentle koto-like piano or SoundTrax accompaniment. Magical for treble voices, and highly effective when TB singers sound like fishermen.

Arranger: Ruth Morris Gray | Country: Japan

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28665 | Showtrax CD Available


Uji River : 2-Part : Ruth Morris Gray : Asian Folk Melody : Sheet Music : 00-28666 : 038081312101

Ruth Morris Gray : Uji River

The most unique multicultural piece you will sing this year. A primarily English text tells the spectacular story of an ancient Japanese fishing tradition on the Uji River. And a traditional Asian folk melody floats above a gentle koto-like piano. Magical for treble voices, and highly effective when TB singers sound like fishermen.

Arranger: Ruth Morris Gray | Composer: Asian Folk Melody | Country: Japan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28666 | Showtrax CD Available


Umi Sono Ai : TTBB : Kousaku Dan; Rachel Stenson : Sheet Music : SBMP974 : 964807009744

Kousaku Dan; Rachel Stenson : Umi Sono Ai

"Umi Sono Ai" is a beautiful, beloved Japanese song that tells of a man who goes to the ocean to reflect upon his life. In each wave he sees opportunity. Though the retreat of each wave may reflect his failures, a new wave of hope soon appears. It carries him, it lifts him, and it sends him toward his destiny.

Composer: Kousaku Dan; Rachel Stenson | Country: Japan

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP974

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