Since many of you enjoyed my post To the Ancient Land, featuring the prologue music of Fumito Ueda’s Shadow of the Colossus, I thought I would share the sheet music I had arranged for that piece.
The first audio file is the music from the original soundtrack. Then follows sheet music in three versions:
- a complete form for flute, violin, and piano,
- a two-instrument form where the flute and violin are selectively viewed,
- and a solo form which just features the flute line.
The audio file that comes second is the midi file I exported from the complete, 3-part pdf. This way you can listen to the sheet music and compare it to the original soundtrack. It also allows you to follow along if you are trying to see what the sheet music sounds like. Please note, though, that the midi will sometimes ignore notations for ties, and so some notes may sound oddly split into several smaller notes.
TIP: Hit play on both players at the same time so that they play simultaneously. If you sync them, it’s pretty cool to see how they overlap and it lets you see how well the sheet music matches the original orchestra.
The PDF files above were arranged by myself. As reference I used the Japanese OST CD as well as piano arrangements created by MuseScore contributors Daniel Major, Captnflav, and Matthew Brown. Here is a collection of their original sheet music.
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