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The "Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV" (ファイナルファンタジーIV メインテーマ, Fainaru Fantajī IV Mein Tēma?, lit. "Final Fantasy IV Main Theme") is the Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV and one of its leitmotifs. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu and rearranged by its original composer and other artists many times.

The tracks are arrangements of this track, played during purposely emotional scenes and whenever the player travels across the Underworld respectively.

Game appearances

Final Fantasy IV

Template:Spoilers As the game's main theme, the "Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV" plays as the player travels the Overworld world map; but it has also several arrangements in the soundtrack, and its theme is included in some tracks:

"Theme of Sorrow" is one of the earliest arrangements heard, and is played during mournful plot moments, such as the death of Anna; "Paladin", which plays when Cecil Harvey is converted into a Paladin, is a short arrangement; and "Land of Dwarves", which plays at the Underworld's world map, is another arrangement of the main theme. The game's "Ending Theme" includes several elements of this theme.

All of the above tracks were further rearranged by Junya Nakano for the soundtrack of the Final Fantasy IV remake for the Nintendo DS. The main theme was also included in the game's opening theme, composed by Junya Nakano as well.

The main theme plays out at the beginning and in the end, and this key point is something the game's scenario writer Takashi Tokita feels most proud of. In the section with the Tower of Bab-il where everyone comes together the developers initially wanted use the main theme, but it was decided it wouldn't give the same effect, so it was cut out from that section and kept for the ending.[1] Template:Endspoilers

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

The main theme of Final Fantasy IV and its arrangements return in the sequel. The theme itself and "Land of Dwarves" remain as background themes for the world maps of the Overworld and Underworld.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy

Dissidia features an arrangement of this theme by Takeharu Ishimoto, playing in the Destiny Odyssey IV storyline stage boards. Known as "Main Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY IV", it is the eighteenth track of the first disc of the Original Soundtrack.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

"Main Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY IV" returns in Dissidia 012 as the world map theme during Chapter 4 of Light to All.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

The "Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV" is the Field music selected for Final Fantasy IV's Series play.

Arrangement Album appearances

Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon

This theme was included in the album Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon performed in the style of Celtic music. It was arranged by Máire Breatnach and it is the fifth track of the album.

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV

A piano arrangement of the theme by Shirou Satou is found on this album as the fifth track.

Final Fantasy Mix

A remix of the theme is included on this album, called "Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV" (phat style remix), and is remixed by Phat Stylee. It is the third track of the album.

Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow

Only computers remained for him after the end of human kind and the planet. He abandoned Earth with a rocket... faster than light. Reversing time, he entered eternity, just as he witnessed the birth of the blue planet Earth. The beauty of the single planet in the darkness could not be expressed in words. Only then did "loneliness" overcome his heart. Imagine such a story. The scenes will come up in front of your eyes.
—Liner notes to "Long Distance" on Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow album

"Long Distance" is a vocal arrangement of the Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV featured in the music album Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow, performed by Risa Ohki. It is sung in Japanese and is the first track of the album.

Lyrics

Japanese
Yami no kanata
Hikari no todokanu hate ni
Ima mo hitori
Kodoku na tabi o tsuzuketeiru.
Koware yuku kono hoshi ni
Koutetsu no kokoro wa
Hitori wakare o tsugete
Hikari yori hayaku
Toki no nagare o sakanoboru
Hoshi ga umare
Yagate shinu koto o shitta
Soshite hitori
Eien ni te ga todoku koro.
Zetsubou yori tsumetaku
Fukai yami no naka ni
Aoi hoshi ga umarete
Shizuka ni hikatta.
Aa, kono toki o tsutaetai!
Aa, dareka ni tsutaetai!
English translation
At the far reaches of darkness,
The limits where light does not reach,
Now, too, alone,
Continuing a solitary journey.
On this disintegrating star,
Hearts of steel
Informing us of this single parting--
Faster than light.
It climbs upstream in the flow of time.
A star was born
And, by and by, knew death;
And then, alone,
A hand reaches out forever.
Colder than despair
In the midst of deep darkness,
A blue planet was born
And shed its light silently.
Ah, I want to tell of this time!
Ah, I want to tell someone!

Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection

A classic guitar arrangement of this song by Yuji Sekiguchi was featured in this album. It is the ninth track.

Piano Opera Final Fantasy IV/V/VI

A piano arrangement by Hiroyuki Nakayama of this theme is included in this album as its first track.

Compilation Album appearances

Potion: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy

The piano arrangement of this theme from the Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV album is included in this compilation of arrangements as the eight track.

Final Fantasy Vinyls

"Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV" is included on the second disc of this collector's edition set.

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