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Japanese Song Collection (fl)
five traditional Japanese melodies
arranged for flute and piano by Bruce Stark
(score 23 pages, part 8 pages)
Belle-Kane Publications
$12.99 (US)

Omoide no Album, Sato No Aki ,
Doka De Haru Ga, Furusato ,
Koi Wa Yasashii Nobe No Hana Yo
Beyond Borders

Two of the selections (Sato no Aki and Furusato) have been recorded on flutist Christian Plouvier's CD Beyond Borders, available through Christian Plouvier's website.

Since moving to Tokyo in 1989 I have been performing my arrangements of traditional and well-loved Japanese melodies in a variety of combinations with many wonderful Japanese musicians. The beauty and simplicity of these exquisite melodies is irresistable, and I hope my arrangements can offer new versions which impart a fresh life to the material. From the first time I set foot in Japan I felt that part of me was inexplicably connected to this country, and the creation of these arrangements is an expression of my love of the subtle and bitter-sweet elements of Japanese culture which have inspired me and broadened my perspectives for years.
- Bruce Stark