Sheet Music: Yoimachigusa

Alternate titlesEvening Primrose
ComposerTadasuke Ōno (1895–1929)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyC minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo46 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2014-12-12
Last updated2014-12-12
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20th century, Love songs


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Friday 12 December 2014

Tune of the Day: Yoimachigusa

Transcribed for flute and piano

Japanese composer Ōno Tadasuke composed this melody in 1917, setting to music the 1903 poem of the same name by Takehisa Yumeji. “Yoimachigusa” literally means “evening waiting grass”, which poetically translates to ”Evening Primrose”, a lovely lemon-yellow flower that opens its blossoms only during the night. The song is a metaphor for one who is waiting in the evening for the person he or she loves.

Thanks to Chris for suggesting this piece!