“Tsukihi wo Kasanete” from Natsume’s Book of Friends 6

Over the six seasons, the soundtrack of Natsume Yuujinchou features plenty of piano against a warm, dreamy backdrop. This track, while maybe not as lyrical as the others, stands out to me because it was introduced in a pivotal scene in the season’s opening episode (appropriately dubbed by fans “the smol Natsume episode”).

Apart from the crescendos, the quintuplets throughout this piece demands constant attention because it is very tempting to turn them into sextuplets.

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“Haru no Ibuki” from Natsume’s Book of Friends 6

This is hands-down my favourite music from the combined soundtracks of Natsume Yuujinchou Go and Roku. After nearly a decade working with the series’ production team, composer Makoto Yoshimori has not ceased to create original, lovely melodies that transport viewers into the bittersweet world of the protagonist. As the track title, “A Breath of Spring” suggests, I believe this piece is best played to the vision of cherry blossom petals drifting in cool breeze.

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Another piano arrangement from Natsume’s Book of Friends 6

To celebrate the success of the latest season of Natsume Yuujinchou Roku (Natsume’s Book of Friends, season 6), here’s Kimi woba Mata mu (君をば待たむ), one of the lovely incidental music composed by Makoto Yoshimori. For the fans, this track was prominently featured in the wedding scene at the end of episode seven.

More Natsume Yuujinchou arrangements to follow in the coming weeks!

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Alive and well; Natsume’s Book of Friends S6

Yes, I’m still around! I’m mostly playing the accordion nowadays; it’s not exactly the best instrument to have engraved arrangements for.

I recently took my first step into the realm of anime music and made a little arrangement for the opening theme of Natsume Yuujinchou Roku (Natsume’s Book of Friends, season 6), which began airing a couple of days ago. I picked up on the series last summer and… well, let’s just say I can easily dash off a dozen posts on my love for the bittersweet stories and characters, but that’s not what this blog is for.

I got overjoyed at the quotation of Pomp and Circumstance, plus the use of what sounds like the accordion or a portable pump organ. The full version of the song, Floria, will be released in May. Until then, if you are as desperate for music as I am, here is something to keep you busy!

Click on score below to download. Rated intermediate level as it is in G-flat major. Enjoy!

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I’m also working on an accordion cover, but sshhh… don’t tell anyone!