ReMix: Final Fantasy IX "Bibliotheca ~ Dreamer in the Library" 4:37

By Chaeley, katethegreat19

Artist Links
acoustic folk happy lyrics-original mellow new-age singing vocals-female
Arranging the music of one song...

"Daguerreo, the Hermit's Library"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy IX (Square, 2000, PS1), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2015-09-09, evaluated by djpretzel


Ever since "The Rose General," katethegreat19 has kinda been synonymous with FF9, for me. The recording/production wasn't pristine, sure, but the arrangement, lyrics, and performances combined for a ReMix that I think is special for a lot of people; everything clicked, everything lined up, and Kate put together something that stands out even among her other arrangements, all of which stand out themselves. Worlds Apart director Cain "Fishy" McCormack writes:

"Kate is one of those people whose love for the games and original music really comes through in her arrangements. All of her tracks on the album are no different. Her collaborator, Chaeley, provides some Latin lyrics that are right at home in Daguerro. It's awesome to have her on the album!"

Bearing her trademark folk/renaissance style, this gorgeous lyrical arrangement is at turns celebratory and perhaps a little melancholy, but always beautiful; Kate writes:

"The Daguerreo library is a bit of a treat for those far enough into the game. It's a sleepy, watery place of learning, very far from civilization and perfect for eccentric hermits. I created a lyric from a reader's point of view, about the magic and permanence of the written word. I then asked Latin aficionado, Chaeley, to take my lyrics and rewrite them in Latin. She suggested Classical Latin would sound the most beautiful, and carefully rewrote everything to fit exactly with the rhythm of the melody. For the arrangement, I used my lute, harp, and alto recorders for a renaissance sound."

I'm not sure if any explicitly video game-themed renaissance fairs exist, but they should, and they should play Kate's music non-stop :) Latin lyrics add another dimension, jive with the secluded library setting, and serve as another example of how Kate really gets inside the game and its people & places for her inspiration. She's achieved much-deserved popularity & acknowledgement as Erutan (www.erutanmusic.com), and you should definitely check out her other work if for some crazy reason you haven't. With "Bibliotheca ~ Dreamer in the Library" she repeats the magic & beauty of her previous work and lends Worlds Apart her distinct & unforgettable voice.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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aerious
on 2016-07-28 21:50:31

the first time i listened to this i wasn't giving it my full attention and mostly thought "this is nice relaxing music i could fall asleep to." then i played it again and followed along with the lyrics; more than a few tears were shed. very beautiful, from both a musical and lyrical standpoint! i've never played FFIX and am not familiar with the context in which the original was used, but i feel as though i understand the piece in spite of that. and i think that's a testament to the power of video game music/arrangements: it can transport you to other words without ever having set foot there yourself. this song is definitely a new favorite of mine!!

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Chernabogue
on 2015-12-13 17:05:00

This is very nice! The arrangement and production are great. There's a somewhat medieval vibe to this, and it also feels very Christmas-y. The acoustic intruments are well performed, and the voice is perfect. I really like this one, you can be proud of what you did. ...More please! :)

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Firgof
on 2015-10-16 17:55:56

Motherly; it almost reaches out from the speakers to embrace the listener as the song spins its tale. Beautiful performance, lyrics, and accompanying video. Truly one of the best remixes to have come out of OCR in all the years I've been listening. I hope they're proud of the piece - they ought be.

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DimeTower
on 2015-09-19 00:01:21

Man, and I thought nothing would ever rise towards The Rose General. Not that the songs are comparable, but an amazing voice, Latin, and some gorgeous harmonies??? A song that was never my favorite in the game just became one of my favorites on the album. So, so good.

And while I know this is a musical site - that is one of the most fun and sweet videos for a song I've ever seen. The ending!!!

She did all this herself?!?!?

This artist never ceases to amaze.

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timaeus222
on 2015-09-18 15:44:59

This sounds like something you could probably get a high school choir to sing and it wouldn't sound out of place. It's got this feel of soothing comfort in that when you're in the library, you have the means to appreciate (in solitude?) the beauty of the language, interpretations, and perceptions you find in each author's work.

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MrKyle
on 2015-09-10 16:07:48

So good. Just so good.

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Liontamer
on 2015-09-09 00:05:35

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy IX (Square, 2000, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Daguerreo, the Hermit's Library"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Folk, New Age
Mood:
Happy, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Acoustic, Singing, Vocals: Female
Additional:
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_9_Bibliotheca_Dreamer_in_the_Library_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,443,708 bytes
MD5:
df29b365af8256d03f561d85ef7428c4
Bitrate:
183Kbps
Duration:
4:37

CLASSICAL LATIN:

Antiquae paginae narrant fabulas de antiquis temporibus
Spei et virtutis... devotionis et amoris

[Chorus]
Hic ego sedeo et somnio de futuris
Nonne scribent de me etiam
Ego etiam cupio recreari et amari
Diu post mortem meam

Sola guttula in lacu temporis
Perveniat litora nostrorum progeniorum
In navibus factis de chartaque atramento
Ego iterum navigabo ad illa tempora

Antiquae paginae narrant fabulas de antiquis temporibus
Mea manus moratur super antiquos versus tamen nihil reddit

[Chorus]

Sola guttula in lacu temporis
Perveniat litora nostrorum progeniorum

In navibus factis de chartaque atramento
Ego iterum navigabo ad illa tempora

Hic ego sedeo et somnio de futuris
Nonne scribent de me etiam
Ego etiam cupio recreari et amari
Diu post mortem meam

Et amari diu post mortem meam

ENGLISH:

Ancient pages tell tales from long ago.
Hope and bravery... devotion and love

[Chorus]
Here I sit and dream of the future.
Will they write about me too?
I too want to be remembered and loved
long after my death.

A single drop of water in the lake of time
may reach the shores of our descendants.
On ships made of parchment and ink
I will sail back to those times.

Ancient pages tell tales from long ago.
My fingers graze over the aged lines but leave behind no trace.

[Chorus]

A single drop of water in the lake of time
may reach the shores of our descendants.

On ships made of parchment and ink
I will sail back to those times.

Here I sit and dream of the future.
Will they write about me too?
I too want to be remembered and loved
long after my death.

And loved long after my death.

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