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Two Oriental Folk Songs

Review:      Two well-known melodies from the Orient (Sakura and Arirang), scored for 6 ringers (D5–A6), are suitable for schools, some churches and ideal for spring programs. The arrangement of Sakura, a beautiful Japanese song about cherry blossoms found in school music books and in some hymnals, evokes an oriental flavor; the middle section calls to mind an improvisation on a koto. The melody of Arirang, a Korean song, stands out against a background of open chords. Both Level 2 settings are more effective on bells but will also work for chimes.

Published by: Dare Team Press

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Dare, John
Easy Medium
Season: All Year
Less than a full handbell choir: Ensemble
Classification: Concert , Secular , Instrument Part , Collection , International Music , Folk Music , Church or Concert
Technique: No Special Technique, may go well with chimes
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Handbells OR Chimes
Bells Used: Three Octaves: 12 Bells
  Stock Number Description Price Qty. Ship Disc
MDT1078 2 Octave Handbell or Handchime Collection.  
 $3.75  $3.38
DDT1078 Digital Direct
2 Octave Handbell or Handchime Collection.
 $3.75  $3.38
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