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This article is about the music track. For other uses, see Harmony (disambiguation).
Harmony (#82)
Audio options icon (link)
Release date 15 March 2004 (Update)
Members No
Location Lumbridge Castle
Quest No
Unlock hint This track unlocks to the north of Falador.
Instruments Harp
Duration 03:08
Composer Ian Taylor
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Harmony is a music track that was previously unlocked at Lumbridge Castle. It now unlocks to the north of Falador.

Analysis (pre-rework)Edit

The piece is written in the key of A Minor.

It starts off with a slow, somber harpsichord and kalimba intro. It has a recurring melody; more instruments add to the line, counter-melody and harmony as it goes on, but the dynamics remain soft. After two playthroughs of the melodic line, it goes off to the tangent of outlining the chords of its harmony as the melodic phrasing from a breath flute. The piece returns to the original melodic line, this time with phrases being accompanied by an increase in melodic embellishment.

The arpeggiated melody is repeated again before a short trumpet solo. The piece begins its original melodic lines with heavy brass and less of all other sections. The flutes have a short soli before the piece is mostly silent except for chimes, cello, and timpani. This section is relatively empty and the key has switched to the secondary dominant, e minor. The cello and chimes play a steady, sustained E; the timpani has slightly more melodic interest with its part — it is reminiscent of the trumpets' soli.

After the empty section, the key switches back to its original tonic as a breathy flute plays the melody. The trumpets have one final soli before the track ends.

Analysis (rework)Edit

The previous version of this piece was written in A Minor however, in the rework, it was shifted up to B Minor.

The tempo of the piece has also increased. Although it sounds calmer, it has gone from a tempo of 100 to 120.

It should be noted that with this rework, the entire instrumentation has changed from full of variety to a simple harp playing the entire melody.

TriviaEdit

  • A variant of the song is also played by the various lute-playing musicians found throughout Gielinor, including the one near the River Lum in Lumbridge.
  • In July of 2010, Jagex released a downloadable remix of Harmony on the official RuneScape website. Titled "Har'Money," the track features more electronic, modern elements than the original.
  • Another variant of the song plays while looking at the snowglobe from the 2007 Christmas event.

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