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Four Japanese Folk Songs


From the Publisher

These four short compositions are authentic expressions of "old" Japan. They were learned by the arranger during the four years he lived and taught in Japan. This arrangement attempts to recreate the sounds of traditional Japanese instruments, particularly the shakuhachi and the koto, as well as the Japanese flutes. It is scored for 3 C flutes, alto & bass flute, with a C flute version of the alto part that can be downloaded via the Falls House Press website.

Difficulty guide: 5-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Kuroda Bushi
  2. The Girl of Shonai
  3. Soran Bushi
  4. Kusatsu Bushi

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Flute
  • Part 3: Flute
  • Part 4: Alto Flute or Flute
  • Part 5: Bass Flute
Category: Flute Quintet Music
Publisher: Falls House Press
Publisher's reference: FH0320
Our Stock Code: 958295
Media Type: Paperback