April 10, 2008 at 9:25 pm #104551
Is anyone aware of where one might locate a score from Watership Down? I recently watched the (70’s – early 80’s) animated version on DVD. The music is fantastic and a great many passages are scored for flute and harp. Is there a flute and harp score of excerpts? Or does anyone know how to locate a piano or orchestral score from which flute and harp selections could be arranged?
Thankyou :o)April 25, 2008 at 2:53 pm #104552
Try writing to Watership composer Bo Hansson’s “Silence” record label:
http://www.silence.se/default_eng.asp (English version of the Swedish site.)
Main Office in Koppom:
ATTN: Eva Wilke
Naved, 670 41 Koppom
Phone: +46571 150 50
Mobile: +4670 577 27 10
Bo Hansson’s website
And ask what’s available. DO please tell what results.
BTW, the CD of the Watership Down soundtrack is available , new or used, on Amazon.com. If you are good at melodic dictation, try taking down the tunes by ear and making your own arrangements if no fake books nor lead sheets are for sale. But maybe, just maybe Hansson might have a tunebook available?April 25, 2008 at 9:50 pm #104553
Did some more scrounging around the ‘net – guess Angela Morely is the composer of the Watership Down film score, and that Hansson was inspired by the book. Here’s from her site:
chamber music arrangement:
“Kehaar’s Theme for alto sax & piano”
She’s in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to her websiteApril 25, 2008 at 10:34 pm #104554
Then I made the mistake of getting curious, and scrounging around some more. I hope this helps, Julie – here’s very nearly the only vocal sheet music I could find for:
Book Condition: Condition: G+
Seller ID: 22410
Composed Mike Batt (Picture): Featured in film ‘Watership Down’ by Art Garfunkel (Picture): Sheet Music:
sheet music song voice/piano music
Price = 4.00 GBP
Bookseller : Music by the Score [X] All words : bright eyes by mike batt [X]
Results 1 – 1 of 1
Composed Mike Batt (Picture): Featured in film ‘Watership Down’ by Art Garfunkel (Picture): Sheet Music: … (more information)
Offered by Music by the Score (Cornwall, United Kingdom)April 26, 2008 at 2:52 am #104555
Thanks, Mary. I was looking around a bit as well and was disappointed to find very little. I think I will buy the soundtrack and transcribe it. The book and movie mean a great deal to me. It would make a great summer project. I would like to make a suite of the themes for flute and harp.October 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm #104556
I’m also looking for this score & wondered if you managed to find it or if you did transcribe it?
I bought the soundtrack on LP when it first came out & wore it out! I’d love to be able to play some of it.
Lucy <October 18, 2009 at 3:05 am #104557David IceParticipant
Alas, Angela Morely passed away in January, 2009.October 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm #104558HBrock25Keymaster
Here is something that should start you off:
Not the exact score, but an arrangement with themes.
KimJanuary 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm #104559jorge alarconParticipant
You are probably better off buying the soundtrack and transcribing it. This may take a little more time. But I think it would be worth it.
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