ReMix: Final Fantasy IX "When Love Must Be Saved" 4:12

By Bluelighter

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Broken Spell, Healed Hearts"

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

Posted 2017-09-13, evaluated by the judges panel


Bluelighter (Guillaume Saumande) contributed this narrative symphonic/march arrangement of "Broken Spell, Healed Hearts" to our Final Fantasy IX: Worlds Apart album:

"The original piece was really interesting to work on. I really love the simplicity and the harmonic richness N. Uematsu managed to put in. In this orchestral mix, I wanted to combine different atmospheres: joyful and peaceful at the beginning, when characters Cid and Hilda can live fully their love. Darker in a 2nd part, where we can imagine some evil forces they have to fight together. But we have some reassuring notes in the conclusion. All's well that ends well. :D Here it is for the inspiration.

I've made adjustments of volume on quiet parts. I've also apply some minor retouches: solo strings louder on 1st quiet section and rhythm a little reviewed at outro.

Hoping you'll like this version. :)"

I dig what Guillaume's been doing, using marches of different form & character to explore different themes - it's a unique approach, and he's good at it, and we don't see a ton of submissions in this style, so it feels like a win-win. While this piece is a bit more lyrical/narrative and changes things up, there's still some march DNA in there. Palpable writes:

"Big step up in production from your Asterix mix, the last orchestral track I heard from you. There were some sections where the instrument swells were really well-executed and wonderfully moving. I also like the ideas here more than that submission. This is a stronger, more confident piece."

Clem adds:

"This is nice. It's tender hearted, and you've expanded the original tune skillfully. I enjoy the dissonance created with those trumpet stabs."

Pretty much; good stuff from Bluelighter that fits right in with his presiding aesthetic while also developing it into something more narrative!

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Discussion

Latest 2 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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lemnlime
on 2017-09-21 16:00:57

Hmm...I don't remember this song on the soundtrack. Not a bad remix though!

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Liontamer
on 2017-09-12 19:23:20

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:
"Broken Spell, Healed Hearts"

Tags (10)


Genre:
March, Symphonic
Mood:
Mellow, Suspenseful
Instrumentation:
Brass, Chromatic Percussion, Harp, Orchestral, Strings, Woodwinds
Additional:

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_9_When_Love_Must_Be_Saved_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,763,398 bytes
MD5:
3054d4b8425678832e7579ad948390d2
Bitrate:
212Kbps
Duration:
4:12
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Final Fantasy IX: Worlds Apart


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Published 2015-09-09
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