The ascending and descending notes of Final Fantasy’s prelude are immediately iconic. Used throughout the entire series, the musical motif has been a funky electro beat, a heartfelt harp piece, and even mixed with Florence and the Machine to excellent effect.
In this video, Game Score Fanfare breaks down the various uses of the theme, and offers his thoughts on why it has such staying power.
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Thirty Years Of Arpeggios Come Together In This Video On Final Fantasy’s Prelude