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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #163 - Memory of the Waltz


Featuring Final Fantasy XI and mostly 19th century music.

Greetings fellow music lovers,

after concentrating mostly on the classic entries of the Final Fantasy franchise it was about time that I write something concerning one of the more modern entries ( with "modern" being relative as the game already turns 19 this year): Final Fantasy XI (2002), the first MMORPG entry in the series. It also has the honor of being one of the financially most lucrative entries in the series.

The sample of our interest today is one from the section of the opening theme known as "Memoro de la Ňútono" ("Memory of the Stone"):

We start with an occurence of the first 8 notes in the song "Helicopter" , a song by swedish instrumental rock band The Spotnicks which also happens to be a remix of the Destination Nordsjön theme that I already used for my Aria Di Mezzo Caraterre article:

Then we have a more complete section from the song "Till We Meet Again", a popular song by Henry Burr and Albert Campbell from 1918 which gained a major following during the first world war and peaked the charts for several weeks:

Then we have a sample from the 5th symphony of russian romantic composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky that appears repeatedly throughout the piece in different variants:

Finally, we have this little tidbit from "Blumenwalzer", a waltz by Carl Michael Ziehrer from 1864. Listen here:

Wednesday more Mario!

Phil out.

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