Update 181217: The score now displays correctly, at last!
Solo piano arrangement of the original soundtrack of Deltarune Chapter 1, by Toby Fox. The game is available at www.deltarune.com, and you can buy the OST at tobyfox.bandcamp.com/album/deltarune-chapter-1-ost
This took exactly one month. For once, I'm in a fandom early enough to contribute when it's still active XD
This score displaces ダンスナンバーを共に (With a Dance Number) by ナナホシ管弦楽団.
1. The number of invisible elements in this score is... a lot. There are a lot of them.
Toby has paid special attention to voicing and articulation, so I have tried to reproduce them as faithfully as possible. A good example is 09 Lancer, where Musescore needs to be told exactly how to play each note (with visible and invisible staccatos) to get that jumpy, playful feel, while a human can do the same with only a couple of hints.
Similarly, not every note in a section marked "staccato" is literally staccato (eg. 03 School), and effects such as rubato (39 Don't Forget), tremolos (eg. 01 ANOTHER HIM), the ad lib wind howling (06 Cliffs) and dynamics (everywhere) need to be adjusted by hand.
2. Some highlights in this set:
- 10 Rude Buster, 13 Field of Hopes and Dreams: two of the best songs on the soundtrack, incredibly layered, and thus the hardest to reduce to solo piano. Had to rewrite both bass lines multiple times, and even now the syncopation in 10 Rude Buster might be too hard (especially with RH solo at mm. 29-44), and the mood of 13 Field of Hopes and Dreams just sounds off to me...
- 19 Scarlet Forest: the two melodic lines in mm. 25-40 are voiced by texture alone (staccatissimo vs. legato); my favourite passage of this set
- 28 Hip Shop: lots of syncopation (challenge: play the first two measures correctly before you ragequit). 26 Rouxls Kaard is also pretty challenging; my apologies to his die-hard fans