3 minutes and 45 seconds
A 26 stringed Harp plays in a enclosed stage filled with water. The stage is mostly made up of a 26 stringed harp. All the instruments are connected to the harp. The stage is enclosed. Its walls and ceiling are painted a dark blue or black with a crescent moon and stars that appear to glow. The harp appears to be made out of wood. Between instrumental refrains, the lighting changes between warm-toned lamps on the wall and cool-toned, blue-ish underwater lights. The harp and stage are in the nouveau style of art. The harp is a light brown. It has 26 strings set in the middle; connected by pan flutes on top, silver tubular bells hanging below, and a 1-string violin and a cello on the sides. The instrument plays itself. Blue teardrop-shaped picks pluck the strings and similar objects control the cello's pitch. They appear to be levitating by an unknown force.
Instruments in the order they're presented:
- Harp: E2-A5
- Flute: A4-D6
- Bells: E4-B5
- Cello: E2-F#3
- Violin: A3-C#5
As the prettiest segment of the series, Aqua Harp plays classical serene music.
- This animation had a high-bitrate SD version on the Animusic HD Blu-Ray, along with Harmonic Voltage and Drum Machine.
- Aqua Harp was written in 1999.
- Throughout the piece, the water the harp sits in can be heard rippling.
- In the commentary, it is revealed that the water itself took approximately three weeks to perfect, and was ultimately made with 3 different surfaces.
- The harp, flutes, and chimes are all aligned; the flutes and chimes will echo the notes played on the harp.
- The room in which the harp rests is actually enclosed, yet the stars emit their own light.
- Solo Cam:
- CAM 1: The Harp, and all of its components.
- There is a note assignment flaw, as each flute corresponds to the string below, however, at 1:43, the 3rd and 4th strings from the right are played, the 4th and 5th flutes play. This is also shown at 1:59, 2:49, 2:54, and 3:05.
This is the gallery for Aqua Harp.