Arrietty's Song
Celtic Harp - Digital Sheet Music

Item Number: 22780453
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Lever Harp - Level 5 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1452234

By Cecile Corbel. By Cecile Corbel, Simon Caby, and Yoko Ihira. Arranged by Rachael Acheson. Celtic,Children,Film/TV,Folk,Irish,Multicultural,World. Score. 7 pages. TheHarpLibrarian #1031550. Published by TheHarpLibrarian (A0.1452234).

This solo harp arrangement of "Arrietty's Song" from Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli's film The Secret World of Arrietty is wonderfully versatile, while preserving the key and overall character of Cecile Corbel's original piece. It can be played on a lever harp as small as 26 strings, with the lowest note being the C below middle C and the highest being the third G above middle C. It only requires one lever (the A below middle C) to be moved to effectively simulate the chorus key change. It captures both the iconic original celtic harp part, as well as the full melody (with Japanese lyrics taken into account), and also the building/shifting energy that the original piece achieved by adding additional instruments. I think it also successfully solves the problem of remaining interesting and dynamic throughout despite the song being so repetitive. In short, I am particularly proud of this arrangement.

In part because it is so note-y, and because it just keeps moving with no room to rest or breathe, this is definitely one of the harder and more advanced pieces I have arranged for small/lap lever harp. It would still sound nice played under tempo, but you will need to maintain a consistent rhythm throughout. I advise practicing the left hand as blocked chords and paying particular attention to the right-hand octaves in the second rendition of the chorus.

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