Two Japanese Songs (cello and piano) level 1.0


Title: Two Japanese Songs

Composer: traditional Japanese, arr. David Gable

Instrumentation: Cello and Piano

Printout: 3 pages

Note: These pieces may be performed separately or as a pair. The second tune (Mushi No Koe – Insect Sounds) imitates the sound of chirping crickets and is given a partially canonic treatment.

Skills: B minor and D Major; 4/4 and 2/4 time; tempo and meter change; character and articulation change; double up bows; bow recovery lifts; 4 and 6 bar phrases.


1. Edo komoriuta (lullaby from Edo)

2. Mushi No Koe (insect sounds)


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