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"Terra's Theme" (ティナのテーマ, Tina no Tēma?), also known as "Terra" or "Tina", is the official name of Terra Branford's theme, which is also the Main Theme of Final Fantasy VI. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
"Terra's Theme" is the overworld theme of the World of Balance.
Being the game's main theme, it is also reused for other themes of its soundtrack, including "Omen", the theme for the game's opening; "Awakening", which plays at Narshe when Terra regains consciousness from the control of the Gesthalian army, on the overworld map when she flees Figaro Castle with Edgar and Locke, at the Returner Hideout when she is asked to join the Returner cause, at Zozo, when Terra is awakened by Ramuh and when she later remembers her origins, and at Mobliz, both when Terra stays back from the fighting and later when she rejoins the party.
Its motif is included in "Save the Espers!", which plays at the battle with the Ten Moogles and the Imperial Army for Terra at the Narshe Mines, at the Battle for the Frozen Esper and during the escape from the Magitek Research Facility; and in the game's Ending Theme from 7:46 to 8:20, and later at 16:46.
"Terra's Theme" was released as the first track of the second disc of the Final Fantasy VI: Original Sound Version, and of the Kefka's Domain - The complete soundtrack from the Final Fantasy III video game album. "Terra's Theme" arrangement by TOSE for Final Fantasy VI Advance was released as the first track of the Final Fantasy Finest Box collection's fifth disc.
An arrangement of "Terra's Theme" by Takeharu Ishimoto titled "Terra's Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" is featured in Dissidia, as the background theme of the stage boards of the Destiny Odyssey VI storyline. It also played during the cutscene where Terra monologues about how she may have forgotten something important when she awoke after the events of Destiny Odyssey III.
"Terra's Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" is the twenty-sixth track of Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack's first disc.
"Terra's Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" is reused in Dissidia 012 as Terra's world map theme. In addition, "Omen" is played while performing a Data Install and is heard at the beginning of Chapter 8.
"Terra's Theme" was selected as the theme for the Final Fantasy VI Series play's respective Field Music Sequence.
Arrangement album appearancesEdit
The Opening Theme of Final Fantasy VI is incorporated into "Terra" in the music album Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale. Initially played in the key of G-minor the theme is transposed towards the end into A-minor, the most common key in which Terra's theme is played.
A piano arrangement of "Terra's Theme" appears in Final Fantasy VI's correspondent Piano Collections album.
A remix of Terra's theme is included on this album, called "Tina" (new view snow remix), and is remixed by Snow Productions.
An orchestrated version of Terra's theme, called "Tina", performed by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, is included on the "best of" type tribute album to Nobuo Uematsu's music.
The Piano Collections version of "Terra" was remixed and included in the album Final Fantasy Remix by music duo Ante.
The song appears in the 8-bit arrangement album featuring tracks from several Square Enix games. It is the seventh track in the album.
The version of Terra's theme included in the concert album 20020220 music from Final Fantasy features a different orchestration arrangement to that of Grand Finale, produced by Nobuo Uematsu and Shirō Hamaguchi.
20020220's orchestral arrangement of "Terra" is included on this live recording of a concert performed by The World Festival Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arnie Roth at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California on May 16th, 2005.
The orchestral version of "Terra" from 20020220 was part of the performances of this concert tour throughout the USA in 2005. It was the third song of the line-up.
Performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, this theme was included as an orchestral piece in the sequel to Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy using the same arrangement from the 20020220 concert.
"Terra" is included on this live recording of an orchestral concert, performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Arnie Roth held in Tokyo, in November 2010. It is again the orchestral arrangement originally for the 20020220 concert.
Compilation Album appearancesEdit
The Piano Collections arrangement of "Terra's Theme" was included as the first track of this album.
"Terra"'s original version was released as the third track of this collection of themes present in the Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy- concert tour.
"Tina" is included on the second disc of this collector's edition set.