Slave Princess Sarah Original Soundtrack Download


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One of the main reasons why this series hasimpressed me that much is its music. There are actually two types of musicin 'A Little Princess Sara', songs andbackground music.

The songs

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There are three of them, a title and a closingsong like in almost every anime of course and an additional song played in adedicated episode. All songs are of japanese pop-music style but are quitesoft and ballad-like. I have provided lyrics for all three songs. They arecopyrighted, so be careful. Here you can also find the lyrics to two of thenon-japanese opening songs.
On Ram Das' site, there aremidi files to all Japanese songs. I have taken the three of them and have putthem in a zip archive.But there are some more midi files stored here. Additionally there are MP3versions of Hana no Sasayaki and Mizuiro provided by Christian Meyer. Theseare based on the German version of the series.

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Hana no sasayaki (Whisper of a flower)

The title song is the only one which is oriented by the style of thebackground music in some way. Sometimes an instrumental version of the songcan be heard in the series. Additionally, it is played at the very end of theseries. Additional to Yocky's, there are two midi files of the title song,coming to you together with a small description (which is in Japanese). Oneversion is a bit different from the original but is still very nice. Here arethe two versions together with the descriptions:

Close to original:(midi file,description,both)
Variation:(midi file,description,both)
Version from Ram Das' site
MP3 version(1,57 MB)

Watashi no numeno katasumi ni saiteru
chiisana hana ni namae wa naikedo
Kanashii toki wa akai hana biraichimai
Megashira ni ateru no
suru to namida ga kiete yuku

Watashi datte, nakoo to omoottara
koe-o agete itsudemo nakeru kedo
Nune no oki ni kono hana aruku giri
Tsuyoku ikite miyoo to omou

Ashita wa kitto kyoo yori wa ii hito
inori-o komete hashizora-o miru to
Sabishiku tatte hitoribochi ja nai yo to
Sasayaite kureru no
Mune ni saiteru akai hana

Watashi datte shiawase hoshii kedo
Hoka ni motto daijina mono ga aru
Sore ga ai ka yasashii kokoro kara
ikite mireba wakaru to omou

Himawari (Sunflower)

The closing song does not appear in the series itself.Here is the midi file from Ram Das' site..

Tooi michi-o aruku toki uta-o utae bachikai
Michibata no hana tsuminagara
Dokoe tsuzuku michina no ka dare mo shiranai keredo
Ushiro nado furi mukanaide, yuku
Yowamushi wa niwa ni saku
himawari ni wara wareru
Donna toki mo taiyoo-o, mitsumeteru
Aa, haha no koe ga
Aa, chichi no koe ga
Aa, mimi ni, mata katari kakeru no
Kujike tara dame to

Tohku tsurai sakamichi mo nobari tsumetara owaru
Utsukushii keshiki ni aeru
Sore ga donna keshikika wa dare mo shiranai keredo
Yumeni mita shiawase irode, shoo
Nakimushi wa ni wa ni soku
himawari ni wara wareru
Donna toki mo hohoemi-o, wasurenai
Aa, haha no koe ga
Aa, chichi no koe ga
Aa, mimi ni, mata katari kakeru no
Kujike tara dame to

Aa, haha no koe ga
Aa, chichi no koe ga
Aa, mimi ni, mata katari kakeru no
Kujike tara dame to

Mizuiro (Colour of the Water)

This is an additional song played at a specific episode near the end of theseries. It also appears in an instrumental version in another episode.And Sara once played it on her Ocarina. (Hm, from where doesshe know that melody?) By the way, the strange object at the top of this pageis one. A Midi-file of the song is available online in two versions, one inuncompressed form or in azip-file, one version the one from Ram Das' site.

MP3 version (872 KB)
And another one provided by 'Serena'([email protected])(238 KB)

Hitori-bocchi wa itsu-mo samishii
Mado ni Ho'ozue mitsume-ru Wata-Gumo
Kaze yo Kotoba ga wakaru nara-ba
Toh'i Ikoku no Hanashi wo kikase te

Mizuiro no hiroi Sora e
Kotori no yo'o ni tobeta nara ba
Kanashimi wo Omoide ni kae te
Namida kara Sayonara ga deki ru

Uta wo utae ba sestunaku naru shi
Nagai Tegami wa Namida de nijimu wa
Kaze yo Watasi no Kami wo Yurashi te
Doko e kaeru no okizari ni shite

Mizuiro ni sunda Sora mo
Tasogare Doki ni natta nara ba
Kanashisa wo mata tsurete kuru wa
Kanashimi-Iro ni someta Mune ni

Mizuiro no hiroi Sora e
Kotori no yo'o ni tobeta nara ba
Kanashimi wo Omoide ni kae te
Namida kara Sayonara ga deki ru

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Foreign opening songs

These are the lyrics to the French and theItalian opening song of the series. Both were sung by the Italian singerCristina D'Avena. You can download both versions in the MP3 format. TheFrench one is linked from Ram Das' site, the Italian was provided byDivideByZero.

French version (384 KB)
Italianversion (2.85 MB)

Princesse Sarah (French version)

Music: G.B. Martelli
Lyrics: A. Valeri-Manera

Princesse Sarah, mignonne p'tite fille
Fraiche fleur que baigne la rosée
Toujours caressée, d'un vent très léger
Une fleur qui est forte et qui restera bien levée, levée

Refrain:
Princesse, Princesse
Tu es bien jolie
[Tu es bien jolie]
Tu viens à l'aide
De tous tes amis
[De tous tes amis]

Refrain

Douce Sarah, p'tite aux yeux pleins de joie
Le sourire est avec toi
Tu seras capable
Le sourire aimable
D'oublier le mal, ma p'tite chérie

Refrain

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Princesse Sarah, mignonne p'tite fille
Tu as reçue dans le malheur
Toujours un bon coeur Un coeur dans lequel
Il y a la lumière
Et brille toujours l'arc-en-ciel, en ciel

Refrain

Refrain

Douce Sarah, p'tite aux yeux pleins de joie
Le sourire est avec toi
Tu seras capable
Le sourire aimable
D'oublier le mal, ma p'tite chérie

Refrain

Douce Sarah, les yeux pleins de joie

Lovely Sara

(Italian version)

Sara o lovely lovely Sara
sei un fresco fiore che
che il vento non puo' spezzare no no
perche' questo fiore e' forte e mai cedera'
vivra'

Sara
Sara
Graziosa sei tu
dolce bimba di molte virtu'
Sara lovely Sara occhi blu
un sorriso hai sempre tu
con il quale affronti
tutti i contrattempi
che la vita ti riserva già
Sara
Sara
graziosa sei tu
dolce bimba di molte virtu'

Sara o lovely lovely Sara
oggi il vento non c'e' piu'
serena ora e'
la vita per te
e un arcobaleno ti splende di gioia
sul cuor
sul cuor

SaraSara
Graziosa sei tu
dolce bimba di molte virtu'
Sara lovely Sara occhi blu
un sorriso hai sempre tu
con il quale affronti
tutti i contrattempi
che la vita ti riserva già
Sara
Sara
graziosa sei tu
dolce bimba di molte virtu'

lovely lovely Sara sei tu

The background music

Although the songs are indeed very nice and Iliked them more than most other anime-songs, but the background musicsuperscedes them in quality by far. Unfortunately I am not able to provide youwith examples. WAVs would consume too much disk space and I am not skilledenough to create midi files. You must be content with a short verbaldescription here, sorry. But when you are willing to take a short trip toRam Das'site, there is a small collection of midi files available there.

I think that with the soundtrack to 'A Little PrincessSara' composer Yasuo Higuchi has created a true masterpiece reachingthe highest standards. I have never heard a soundtrack which fits the moodof a series or film that perfectly and is that expressive without beingshowy. Higuchi mostly uses classical instruments but manages to handle otherinstruments or sounds with the same subtlety on the rare occasions when heactually uses them. I was mostly impressed by the sophisticated rhythmpatterns. But this is hard to explain. It is like floating down a river in aboat. The river can flow slowly or fast, it can change its velocity, againeither gradually or apruptly and there can be currents or eddies which makeyour ride more interesting. For music it is very similar. The rhythm is notstrictly bound to the measure. It is very dynamic and supports the melodyin an ideal way. The melodies, not to be forgotten, are also great of course.

This is just my opinion: other parts of 'A Little PrincessSara' may be almost perfect. The background music is perfect.I cannot think of how the job could have been done better. For the first timethere was not anything I could critisize.

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Today’s 100 Pioneering Women of Sussex blog post is written by guest blogger, Amy Zamarripa Solis and highlights the incredible story of Sarah Forbes Bonetta.

Whenever I pass St Nicholas Church, Brighton climbing up the hilly Dyke Road from the town centre, I always think of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, the famous slave princess and goddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married in this unlikely seaside church in August 1862.Not very big or grand this church, not as Victorian as one would think, but looking at it with modern eyes, it seems rather humble. And yet, according to Bert Williams MBE D Lit., co-founder of Brighton & Hove Black History, when she got married there were so many people in attendance that she couldn’t get through the door to walk to the altar.

In the height of summer 1862, a wedding party like no other strode through Brighton. 10 carriages of white and African high society people made its ways to the church.

Captain Frederick Forbes, on the other hand, was impressed, as he documented in his journal:

“I have only to add a few particulars about my extraordinary present ‘the African Child’ – one of the captives of this dreadful slave-hunt was this interesting girl. It is usual to reserve the best born for the high behest of royalty and the immolation on the tombs of the decease nobility. For one of these ends she has been detained at court for two years, proving, by her not having been sold to slave dealers, that she was of good family. She is a perfect genius; she now speaks English well, and has a great talent for music. She has won the affections, but with few exceptions, of all who have known her. She is far in advance of any white child of her age, in aptness of learning, and strength of mind and affection”.

There is a deep sadness and hidden trauma in the eyes of Sarah Forbes Bonetta in every photo I have seen of her. Omoba Aina, as she was born, or Sally, as Queen Victoria nicknamed her. She was named after her rescuers ship, HMS Bonetta.

Princess

Sarah was born in 1843, a West African Egbado princess of the Yoruba people. At age five her village was attacked and her parents killed. Shortly before she was due to be sacrificed in the court of King Ghezo, she was saved by a British Captain, Captain Frederick E. Forbes of the Royal Navy who suggested she be offered as a present to Queen Victoria.

Transported to England, Sarah lived at first with Captain Forbes’s family. On 9 November, she was taken to Windsor Castle and received by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Queen was so impressed with Sarah that she paid for her education and met with her on several occasions, even writing about her in her journal.

Sarah was plagued by fragile health. In 1851 she returned to Africa to attend the Female Institution in Freetown, Sierra Leone. At 12 years old, Queen Victoria commanded that Sarah return to England and was placed under the charge of Mr and Mrs Schon at Chatham.

Growing up, Sarah spent a lot of time visiting Queen Victoria and their household at Windsor Castle and was close friends with her daughter Princess Alice. Queen Victoria was impressed with Sarah’s natural regal manner and her academic abilities and knowledge of literature, art and music.

In a very modern way, Sarah had a career, training as a teacher so that was one thing she enjoyed. But the Queen made sure she understood that she must marry in order to be maintained in the manner in which she was accustomed.

An appropriate suitor was found: Captain James Pinson Labulo Davies, a wealthy Yoruba businessman. Of course she had to marry someone who was African like her. Sarah refused and was sent to live in Brighton, with two elderly ladies whose house she described as a “desolate little pig sty”. Unhappy with the situation, Sarah felt she had not choice but to accept the offer.

Following their wedding in 1862, the couple lived briefly in Brighton’s Seven Dials at 17 Clifton Hill. They then moved to Lagos and had three children: Victoria Davies was born in 1863, followed by Arthur Davies in 1871 and Stella Davies in 1873. The first born was named after Queen Victoria, who was given an annuity by the Queen and continued to visit the royal household throughout her life.

Sarah died on 15 August 1880 in the city of Funchal, the capital of Madeira Island, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic ocean. Her husband erected a granite obelisk-shaped monument more than eight feet high in her memory at Ijon in Western Lagos, where he had started a cocoa farm.

The inscription on the obelisk reads:

IN MEMORY OF PRINCESS SARAH FORBES BONETTA

WIFE OF THE HON J.P.L. DAVIES WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT MADEIRA AUGUST 15TH 1880

AGED 37 YEARS

Sources:

Royal Pavilion & Museums collections, Brighton Gazette August 1862.

About the author:

Amy Zamarripa Solis

Amy Zamarripa Solis is a producer, writer and artist from Austin, Texas. She is Director of This Too Is Real, an arts production and management company, specialising in arts, culture, heritage and diversity.She also runs Writing Our Legacy, a literature organisation set up in 2012, focused on supporting Black and ethnic minority writers and writing in Sussex and South East of England. Her latest projects include Constructed Geographies, a touring exhibition of Sussex visual artists (2018-19), Hidden Sussex anthology (Writing Our Legacy, 2019) and No Place Like Home, an exploration into childhood home and its loss, starting with her own Mexican-American community in Austin Texas, ¡La Cultura No Se Vende! (Our Culture is Not For Sale!), told through short stories, film and archive material.

She is Co-Chair of Disability Arts Online and on the Boards of AudioActive and New Writing South.

Writing Our Legacy

Writing Our Legacy is an organisation whose aim is to raise awareness of the contributions of Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) writers, poets, playwrights and authors born, living or connected to Sussex and the South East. We employ Mosaic charity’s definition of Black to be ‘Black people’ and ‘mixed-parentage people’ including all those people whose ancestral origins are African, Asian, Caribbean, Chinese, Middle Eastern, North African, Romany, the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific islands, the American continents, Australia and New Zealand. We run events across Sussex and the South East that showcase emerging and established BME writers and provide professional development and networking opportunities.

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