Alright, it took quite a while, but it’s finally finished (kinda). I present you the interpretation of the Saya’s Song Piano Arragement featured in the Ripresa Album.
The arrangement itself is a more calmed take on the original Saya’s Song theme. The sheets are available from the official webpage in case anyone wants them. I left the link in the video description. The version I played has some reaaaally minor modifications that I made on the fly, as well as an extremely subjective interpretation of the tempo, although I tried to stick to the dynamics indicated in the sheet music. I went a bit heavy on the pedal though (that’s just my style).
I haven’t given a lot of thought to the lyrics of the actual song, that’s something that I’ll look into once her route comes up in the bookclub, but the music in this arrangement is fun to play. It’s basically 3 main parts with a couple of different passages that link them together, but every part or melody that is repeated has a slightly different accompaniment that makes it very easy to improvise on. Something curious is how while it’s written in G major, there’s a couple of times where the music goes into G’s relative minor and, while staying in key, hints some minor passages.
So all in all, a fun piece to learn, but hard to master due to all the different ways that you can play it (slow and deep, jumpy without much pedal, quick and lively, etc). Also, if you’re looking to arrange a piece, this one is very easy due to the simple chord progressions and how the melody accepts almost any kind of accompaniment. So yeah a great piece of music.
Enjoy it and let me know your thougths.