The Fountain was written by Clint Mansell for the 2006 film of the same name. The song was played during the credits and various points throughout the movie as it tells a story about water, life and death.
The piano part is very simple and can be mastered by Grade 3 pianists, although Grade 5 pianists may find that they want to be more at one with the tempo, dynamics and style.
The piece is notated in 4/4 time, so there are four beats per bar, which makes for easy reading.
The whole song consists of repeated ornaments containing either 8 notes or 16 notes, so Grade 3 pianists will need to be careful when they play two of the same ornaments in a row.
The piece is a total of 57 bars long, and Grade 3 pianists should take roughly 2 minutes playing it from start to finish. Grade 5 pianists should take roughly 1 minute 20 seconds.
The bar above is the first beat of each bar in The Fountain. Grade 3 pianists will need to take special care as they play the ornament containing 16 notes, as this requires a smooth transition from one note to another. Grade 5 pianists should make sure that they play this ornament with a calm and steady tempo, as if they get too excited playing it, the song will sound very rushed. Grade 3 pianists should place more emphasis on the 16th notes in order to play them clearly.