Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Yu Shan Tsai
Publisher:   Earthsongs
Edition:   S-363
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Karla Miller
North Hennepin Community College
R&R Chair College & University

Fa Shu Ha refers to the old name for a Hakka village in rural Taiwan. It represents a symbol of modern prosperity and development in this village, like that of the blossoming Tung flower tree. It is somewhat ironic, though, because neither flowers nor trees exist in the village now. Ms. Yu Shan Tsai dedicated the first edition to the Formosa Singers whose mission was to preserve the beautiful languages and cultures of the ancestors. The melody and harmonies are hauntingly beautiful.