Futatsu no Hensoukyoku

Futatsu no Hensoukyoku (二つの変奏曲)by Tadao Sawai (1971)
Koto Solo

Sakura Sakura and Koujo no Tsuki are two of Japan’s most famous folk songs.

After a short introduction section, the piece starts with the first variation.

Sakura Sakura has 5 different variations and although both songs are arranged independently of each other, depending on the performer’s preference, it’s possible to continue with the Koujo no Tsuki medley after Sakura Sakura.

Koujo no Tsuki has 3 different variations, the second variation is used again in the Coda.