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<PS> Sakura Sakura

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"Sakura Sakura" is an old Japanese song that celebrates the Cherry Blossoms that bloom in Japan. This is my arrangement of it written for a string quartet. Below are the translated lyrics from Japanese to English. As for most of my songs, will you probably need to turn up the volume to hear it, sorry.

I hope you all enjoy and please, vote fairly and review!

Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
On Meadow-hills and mouintains
As far as you can see.
Is it a mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the morning sun.
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
Flowers in full bloom.
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
Across the Spring sky,
As far as you can see.
Is it a mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the air.
Come now, come,
Let's look, at last!



This deserves sooo much response from NG. I've known this song since I was little, but I've never heard such an amazing version before. You used those string absolutely perfectly with the tempo and everything. This piece forces sadness into those listening (even though it isn't about something sad). Frankly I never thought Sakura Sakura could sound this amazing. I wish I could give you a hundred reviews because you deserve many more than just 4!!

PenguinSam responds:

Aww, thank you! I feel that this genre of music is much underappreciated here on Newgrounds. Sadly, most of the users here don't have the maturity to appreciate it (silly 13 year olds) but those who do are amazing. ;)

Thank you for the review! Oh, and check out Gravey. He did a rendition of my version that is truly incredible! :D


This is simply put, a beautiful piece. . . .

I wonder just HOW old IS this Japanese song?
I'm so glad to have run across you, PenguinSam!
Hope you don't mind but I'm adding you as a favorite audio artist!

This is such a FABulous piece.
I don't know much Classical Music Terminology, my friend but I DO know you are a talented musician. I shall have to go back and listen to more of your other submissions as well. Maybe I'll learn some of the proper words along the way.
Feel free to send me links when you release new subs too, PenguinSam. If you like, that is. No pressure of any sort, Mate. Until I hear from you again. . .

............Take care, be good and compose.period

PenguinSam responds:

OH WOW! Thank you! I wish I saw this review when you first posted it, but I had band camp so I didn't. :|

Hearing words like the ones you said is why I love to compose!



I've enjoyed your arrangement, which is simple yet powerful. The strings are magnificant (and it's not because I have a fetish for strings). They're able to convey this sense of "higher order" and uncertainty all on their own (at least I got this sense. I'm sure others will develop their own). The strings are never repetitive or rigid throughout the piece. And what I find to be entirely amazing, is that it's all done with only strings (well, it's a midi, but still).

It's a great arrangement, and I hope your other works will be as satisfying and enjoyable as this.

PenguinSam responds:

Thank you!

I am guessing you found this through Gravey's version of it!

I'm really glad that you found this to be so enjoyable!


really cool

congrats, it was a great song

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Credits & Info


3.93 / 5.00

Feb 9, 2009
8:05 PM EST
File Info
3.2 MB
3 min 31 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.