Celestial Songs from Japan (cello and piano) level 0.5
Title: Celestial Songs from Japan
Composer: traditional, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Cello and Piano
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Each of these three melodies is associated with some astronomical object or festival: Tsuki (moon), Tanabata (star festival song, Usagi (rabbit in the moon). They may be performed individually or as a suite. Audio sample is from the first piece.
Skills: F Major, G Major, F# Phrygian (2 sharps); 2/4 and 4/4 time; first position with no extensions; bow recovery lifts during rests; no slurs; simple rhythms; entirely on D and A strings.