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"Roses of May" from Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IX
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"Roses of May" (ローズ・オブ・メイ, Rōzu obu Mei?), also known as "Rose of May", is General Beatrix's personal theme from Final Fantasy IX. "Roses of May" is written in a natural minor scale. Its initial notes are actually the progression of the first four pitches of any natural minor, making the theme a convenient way of learning how to play such scales for any given key.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Being General Beatrix's motif, "Roses of May" can be heard during appearances of her, more specifically when she questions Brahne at the Red Rose after the events at Cleyra, and when Zidane and Baku speak to Beatrix when searching for Garnet at Alexandria.

An arrangement of "Roses of May" named "Something to Protect" (守るべきもの, Mamorubeki mono?) plays continuously during Steiner and Beatrix's battles against Mistodons during the Defense of Alexandria.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

The original version of "Roses of May" is, along with "Festival of the Hunt" and "Swords of Fury", part of the Final Fantasy IX Music Pack DLC distributed through the PlayStation Network.

It may be automatically selected for Arcade and Quick Battles featuring Zidane Tribal or Kuja, or taking place at the Crystal World or the M.S. Prima Vista.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

An original remix of "Roses of May" plays in the Collection section of the Museum, while the original arrangement of "Something to Protect" is playable as a Dark Note and unlockable Battle Music Sequence.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

This piano tune plays when General Beatrix saves Dagger in FFIX, expressing the grief of the true knight who realizes her error too late.
—"Roses of May" DLC description

"Something to Protect" returns as a Battle Music Sequence in the base game, while "Roses of May" is a Field Music Sequence available as downloadable content.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit

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Arrangement Album AppearancesEdit

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IXEdit

A piano arrangement of "Roses of May" by Shirō Hamaguchi is included in the Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IX album as its tenth track.

Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best CollectionEdit

The album features a classic guitar arrangement of "Rose of May" by Yuji Sekiguchi as its twentieth track.

Final Fantasy IX ChipsEdit

An 8-bit arrangement of "Roses of May" by Xinon is included in this album as its fifth track.

Cafe SQEdit

"Cafe SQ: FINAL FANTASY IX "Rose of May" / Serph" is a song on this arrangement album with music arranged to the theme of music that plays in cafes.

Piano Opera Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IXEdit

"Roses of May" is the tenth song in this piano arrangement album.

Live PerformancesEdit

Distant Worlds III: more music from Final FantasyEdit

A concert recording of "Roses of May" appears on this album.

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