Beginning ringers will love presenting this grand piece based on a beloved Japanese folk song. Melody is played in block chords throughout, allowing all to practice good ringing stroke and damping skills. Children may wish to sing with the first verse (text is included). Part of the “Class ring Series” (ring True Handbell Music) which offers carefully crafted concert scores that teach specific skills, making them worthy of classroom time as well. Also compatible with Sakura II (a Level 2 version), Sakura I is ideal to showcase multiple grades in a school program or as an all-inclusive piece in a multi-level Festival setting. 32 measures.