Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial - Touhou - slightly modified

Author
NoOneLaysHere
Type
Grand Illusions 30
Created
17/08/2017 11:49
Cloned from
Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial - Touhou
BPM
148
Length
768

Transcribed a piano arrangement onto a 30-note music-box, and transposed it so that G becomes B, and C becomes E, etc.. The L.H. part is too low pitched, so its pitch has been raised by two octaves. As a consequence, many of the notes overlap. Due to restrictions in the range of playable notes, the five E♭4/D♯4 notes (after being transposed) near the very end cannot be played. They are instead replaced with B3. The lowest notes the L.H. plays in the 3/4-time section have been raised by another octave (3rd in total). Those notes are E♭4/D♯4, F4 and G4 (into E♭5/D♯5, F5 and G5). The E♭4/D♯4 doesn't exist as a playable note on the music-box, which is precisely the reason why the notes were raised by another octave.

The song switches mid-way into 3/4-time, then back to 4/4-time. That being the case, the rhythm may not match with the grey/white stripes when printed.

** Two triplets (6 notes total) are supposed to be played near "measure" 41 (where the length is approx. 325), but aren't played correctly here. A fix could be to triple the tempo and stretch the notes accordingly to play at the same perceived tempo, and then fit in the triplets. However, that would overly lengthen the paper (when/if printed). So instead, I propose to manually fix the notes into triplets by using a ruler/doing by eye, when punching the holes for a physical music-box. They are located in the 3/4-time section, when the R.H. plays different notes than the rest of the section. In the meantime, they will be approximated to sound like triplets.


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