Choral (SATB choir divisi a cappella)
Jon Washburn Choral Series. Arranged by Jon Washburn. Choral. Folk, Japanese. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50498573).
Item Number: HL.50498573
ISBN 9781476867984. 6.75x10.5 inches.
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.