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Unlike "Born Anew" or "Fighting Fate", "Nascent Requiem" has no lyrics, and is much more fast-paced, perhaps because of the battle's forced speed, due to Orphan's Doom spell. It contains the altered form of the summary motif (starting at 2:21) of "Vanille's Theme", particularly at 0:50 to 1:13 and 3:41 till the end of the loop.
"Nascent Requiem" is the nineteenth track of the fourth disc of the game's Original Soundtrack.
Masashi Hamauzu included a prototype of "Nascent Requiem", named "Last Battle Prototype+", in Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack PLUS.
It plays during Lightning's final duel with Garland at the Empyreal Paradox in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. After being purchased on the PP Catalog, it can also be picked by default for battles including Lightning or taking place at Orphan's Cradle.
In this theme for the final boss fight in FFXIII, the uneasy mix of harmony and dissonance seems ever changing, hiding its true form.
Arrangement Album AppearancesEdit
"Nascent Requiem" appears as the seventh track in the album. It is arranged for the piano by Masashi Hamauzu and performed by Aki Kuroda.
- The track contains the same theme as the "Prelude", and other tracks from the game at the very start of "Nascent Requiem".
- "final boss theme"
- "Battle Theme 2"
- "Last Battle"
- "The Final Battle" (Final Fantasy IV)
- "The Final Battle" (Final Fantasy V)
- "Dancing Mad"
- "One-Winged Angel"
- "The Extreme"
- "The Final Battle" (Final Fantasy IX)
- "Final Battle" (Final Fantasy X)
- "Their Resting Place"
- "Struggle for Freedom"
- "Unseen Abyss"
- "Almighty Bhunivelze"
- "Rise of the White Raven"
- Video of both "Vanille's Theme" and "Nascent Requiem" for comparison.