Title Sakura
Year 2003
Composer Chappell Kingsland (traditional Japanese, arr.)
Instrument/s 21-string koto, SATB choir
Commission Commissioned by Ryuko Mizutani
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Notes I tried to approach the tune in more of an Eastern than a Western fashion, so this arrangement has a meditative feel, with the piano or koto providing an atmospheric accompaniment. The choral part presents the familiar tune with intriguing twists, such as melodic inversion, rhythmic augmentation, and stretto [Kingland].