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CoverHiraita, Hiraita [level: Medium]
arr. Ken Hakoda: Bio and other works
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 559 | duration: 2:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A traditional Japanese children's song, its melody is based on the pentatonic scale. The text portrays the wondrous yet simple moments when a lotus flower blossoms and then closes. At a deeper level, the text speaks of the eternal cycle of nature. The music depictse this eternal cycle by overlapping several layers of melodies to create a mysterious and dream-like atmosphere. The text is Japanese, the pronunciation easy as the vowels are pure as in Italian. A pronunciation guide is provided.

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