Nippon Gakufu (Dittrich, Rudolf)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano

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Notenquetser (2015/2/27)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1894. Plate 20313.
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Work Title Nippon Gakufu, Six Japanese Popular Songs collected and arranged for the Pianoforte
Alternative. Title Sechs Japanische Volkslieder gesammelt und für das Klavier bearbeitet ; 日本楽譜
Composer Dittrich, Rudolf
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRD 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 songs
  1. Jizuki-Uta No.1 ; 地搗歌 第1番 (A minor)
  2. Matsuri-Bayashi ; 祭囃子 (D minor)
  3. Sakura ; さくら (D minor)
  4. Gombei Ga Tane Maku ; 権兵衛が種播く (A minor, ends A major)
  5. Kon-In No Uta (Medeta) ; 婚姻の歌
  6. Riūkiū-Bushi ; 琉球節 (G major)
Librettist Japanese Folksongs
Language Japanese - English - German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano solo

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Though this specifically says "for piano" and does not mention voice, the lyrics are given, not in the music itself, but in verses before the music starts. This would make it seem like the intention is not to sing along, since most people would not know where to fit the syllables, so it seems the verses are put in so the player knows what general character the folksong has. Accordingly, this is not tagged for language.