Really excited to share this new arrangement of Sakura!
Sakura is one of the most well-known Japanese folk songs. To me, the first half of this arrangement depicts a regal sakura tree in a traditional Japanese garden. The second half depicts wind blowing through the tree and flower petals dancing in the air.
This arrangement was premiered by Eriko Daimo as an encore at a concerto performance with the Nagoya Philharmonic, April 2018.