Arrietty Soundtrack CD Available (Updated)
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The original soundtrack to Studio Ghibli's film Arrietty, now playing in British cinemas, is now available first-hand from sources such as Amazon UK, distributed by Lichtung Media. The music was created by harpist/singer Cecile Corbel and her fellow musicians in Paris, then edited for the soundtrack by Ghibli's Koji Kasamatsu. As well as Corbel's harp, the instruments included bagpipes, a Bodhran (Irish drum) and an acoustic guitar. Corbel had sent Ghibli a CD of her music, which Toshio Suzuki happened to listen to, and he decided that her music would fit Arrietty.
From August 5, it will come to The Regal Picturehouse at Henley-On-Thames; most of the screenings will be dubbed, but with selected subtitled performances. Tickets can be booked online at the main Picturehouse site.
Between August 26 and 29, the film will play at the Warwick Arts Centre (format not given, but the Japanese voice-cast is listed).
The findanyfilm website allows you to search for the nearest cinema by postcode. Thanks to Lapin noir and Grace Bellerby for the tips.
Update - Regal Picturehouse details added, thanks to Ian Boulton.
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