History AwesomeMusic / FullMetalAlchemist

14th Jul '16 2:18:23 PM mlsmithca
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* The track appropriately titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsNRdZ-lUB0&ab_channel=videfabul1 Philosopher's Stone]] is a haunting, mysterious piece, full of airy percussion, that's perfect for the scenes with revelations about alchemy, the homunculi and, of course, the Stone.
* A lot of the big brassy songs used for scenes involving the military. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJWlqDisISE&ab_channel=videfabul1 Fortify]] is used in a lot of battle scenes, and in revelations about the military's crimes, and make it clear just how powerful it is. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqBIQP5MjP4 "Invasion"]] (if the YT link no longer works, it's also on the first OST album) also accompanies a lot of those scenes, but also some lighterhearted moments at Military HQ, which fits with how its mood is more ambiguous than the mightier, and angrier, "Fortify"
* One of my favorites though is "Kei," or "Devotion," which is used for a lot of the scenes in and about Ishbal, especially the ones involving Scar. You can listen to it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowvJQvOcTA&index=6&list=PL9CD1A1D6FAA8370C&ab_channel=entrevide5 here]]. The hymn-like sound to it represents Scar's devotion to his religion and his mission of revenge, and makes the whole thing feel very epic. Especially in the anime, which often omits the organ and just uses the choral track a cappella, which sounds very old and haunting.

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* The track appropriately titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsNRdZ-lUB0&ab_channel=videfabul1 com/watch?v=jsNRdZ-lUB0 Philosopher's Stone]] is a haunting, mysterious piece, full of airy percussion, that's perfect for the scenes with revelations about alchemy, the homunculi and, of course, the Stone.
* A lot of the big brassy songs used for scenes involving the military. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJWlqDisISE&ab_channel=videfabul1 com/watch?v=oJWlqDisISE Fortify]] is used in a lot of battle scenes, and in revelations about the military's crimes, and make it clear just how powerful it is. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqBIQP5MjP4 "Invasion"]] (if the YT link no longer works, it's also on the first OST album) also accompanies a lot of those scenes, but also some lighterhearted moments at Military HQ, which fits with how its mood is more ambiguous than the mightier, and angrier, "Fortify"
"Fortify".
* One of my favorites though is "Kei," or "Devotion," which is used for a lot of the scenes in and about Ishbal, especially the ones involving Scar. You can listen to it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowvJQvOcTA&index=6&list=PL9CD1A1D6FAA8370C&ab_channel=entrevide5 here]].com/watch?v=GowvJQvOcTA "Kei,"]] or "Devotion," which is used for a lot of the scenes in and about Ishbal, especially the ones involving Scar. The hymn-like sound to it represents Scar's devotion to his religion and his mission of revenge, and makes the whole thing feel very epic. Especially in the anime, which often omits the organ and just uses the choral track a cappella, which sounds very old and haunting.
14th Jul '16 2:06:51 PM AnneOfCleves
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* The use of Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude in the series finale. It's a really common choice in anime (used, among other places, in the finale of ''{{Baccano}}'' and several scenes in ''Anime/YourLieInApril''), but it's particularly well-placed here, especially given the title of the piece (French for "sadness") contrasted with its hopeful mood. It perfectly fits the bittersweet ending, [[spoiler: where the brothers are separated but hopeful and fighting for their reunion, Roy and Riza are closer than ever even after he was seriously wounded in his attempt to overthrow the Führer, and so on]].

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* The use of Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude in the series finale. It's a really common choice in anime (used, among other places, in the finale of ''{{Baccano}}'' ''{{Anime/Baccano}}'' and several scenes in ''Anime/YourLieInApril''), but it's particularly well-placed here, especially given the title of the piece (French for "sadness") contrasted with its hopeful mood. It perfectly fits the bittersweet ending, [[spoiler: where the brothers are separated but hopeful and fighting for their reunion, Roy and Riza are closer than ever even after he was seriously wounded in his attempt to overthrow the Führer, and so on]].
14th Jul '16 2:06:15 PM AnneOfCleves
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* The use of Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude in the series finale. It's a really common choice in anime (used, among other places, in the finale of ''{{Baccano}}'' and several scenes in ''YourLieInApril''), but it's particularly well-placed here, especially given the title of the piece (French for "sadness") contrasted with its hopeful mood. It perfectly fits the bittersweet ending, [[spoiler: where the brothers are separated but hopeful and fighting for their reunion, Roy and Riza are closer than ever even after he was seriously wounded in his attempt to overthrow the Führer, and so on]].

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* The use of Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude in the series finale. It's a really common choice in anime (used, among other places, in the finale of ''{{Baccano}}'' and several scenes in ''YourLieInApril''), ''Anime/YourLieInApril''), but it's particularly well-placed here, especially given the title of the piece (French for "sadness") contrasted with its hopeful mood. It perfectly fits the bittersweet ending, [[spoiler: where the brothers are separated but hopeful and fighting for their reunion, Roy and Riza are closer than ever even after he was seriously wounded in his attempt to overthrow the Führer, and so on]].
14th Jul '16 2:05:44 PM AnneOfCleves
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* The use of Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude in the series finale. It's a really common choice in anime (used, among other places, in the finale of {{Baccano}} and several scenes in YourLieInApril), but it's particularly well-placed here, especially given the title of the piece (French for "sadness") contrasted with its hopeful mood. It perfectly fits the bittersweet ending, [[spoiler: where the brothers are separated but hopeful and fighting for their reunion, Roy and Riza are closer than ever even after he was seriously wounded in his attempt to overthrow the Führer, and so on]].

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* The use of Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude in the series finale. It's a really common choice in anime (used, among other places, in the finale of {{Baccano}} ''{{Baccano}}'' and several scenes in YourLieInApril), ''YourLieInApril''), but it's particularly well-placed here, especially given the title of the piece (French for "sadness") contrasted with its hopeful mood. It perfectly fits the bittersweet ending, [[spoiler: where the brothers are separated but hopeful and fighting for their reunion, Roy and Riza are closer than ever even after he was seriously wounded in his attempt to overthrow the Führer, and so on]].
14th Jul '16 2:04:28 PM AnneOfCleves
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYxjP43-6u0 "Far East Suite"]] from the first Brotherhood OST, despite not appearing on the show.
** Also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFBe0Eolh48 pizzicato version]] that plays in a lot of the more lighthearted scenes in the early episodes. Impossible to listen to without a smile creeping onto your face.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYxjP43-6u0 "Far East Suite"]] from the first Brotherhood OST, despite not appearing OST. It doesn't appear on the show.
** Also the
show, but a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFBe0Eolh48 pizzicato version]] that plays in a lot of the more lighthearted scenes in the early episodes. Impossible to listen to without a smile creeping onto on your face.
14th Jul '16 2:01:37 PM AnneOfCleves
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* MichiruOshima's score for the 2003 anime is regularly mentioned by anime critics as among the finest anime [=OSTs=]. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-05-11/manga-vs-anime-fullmetal-alchemist/.101947 This article]] by AnimeNewsNetwork mentions it as one of the major reasons to watch the 2003 anime (and it's worth noting the author is a scholar of film music).

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* MichiruOshima's Michiru Oshima's score for the 2003 anime is regularly mentioned by anime critics as among the finest anime [=OSTs=]. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-05-11/manga-vs-anime-fullmetal-alchemist/.101947 This article]] by AnimeNewsNetwork mentions it as one of the major reasons to watch the 2003 anime (and it's worth noting the author is a scholar of film music).
14th Jul '16 2:01:13 PM AnneOfCleves
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* One of my favorites though is "Kei," or "Devotion," which is used for a lot of the scenes in and about Ishbal, especially the ones involving Scar. You can listen to it [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowvJQvOcTA&index=6&list=PL9CD1A1D6FAA8370C&ab_channel=entrevide5 here]. The hymn-like sound to it represents Scar's devotion to his religion and his mission of revenge, and makes the whole thing feel very epic. Especially in the anime, which often omits the organ and just uses the choral track a cappella, which sounds very old and haunting.

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* One of my favorites though is "Kei," or "Devotion," which is used for a lot of the scenes in and about Ishbal, especially the ones involving Scar. You can listen to it [https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowvJQvOcTA&index=6&list=PL9CD1A1D6FAA8370C&ab_channel=entrevide5 here].here]]. The hymn-like sound to it represents Scar's devotion to his religion and his mission of revenge, and makes the whole thing feel very epic. Especially in the anime, which often omits the organ and just uses the choral track a cappella, which sounds very old and haunting.



* The use of Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude in the series finale. It's a really common choice in anime (used, among other places, in the finale of {{Baccano}} and several scenes in YourLieInApril), but it's particularly well-placed here, especially given the title of the piece (French for "sadness") contrasted with its hopeful mood. It perfectly fits the bittersweet ending, [[spoiler: where the brothers are separated but hopeful and fighting for their reunion, Roy and Riza are closer than ever even after his accident, and so on]].

to:

* The use of Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude in the series finale. It's a really common choice in anime (used, among other places, in the finale of {{Baccano}} and several scenes in YourLieInApril), but it's particularly well-placed here, especially given the title of the piece (French for "sadness") contrasted with its hopeful mood. It perfectly fits the bittersweet ending, [[spoiler: where the brothers are separated but hopeful and fighting for their reunion, Roy and Riza are closer than ever even after he was seriously wounded in his accident, attempt to overthrow the Führer, and so on]].
14th Jul '16 2:00:19 PM AnneOfCleves
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* The 2003 score is regularly mentioned by anime critics as among the finest anime [=OSTs=]. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-05-11/manga-vs-anime-fullmetal-alchemist/.101947 This article]] by AnimeNewsNetwork mentions it as one of the major reasons to watch the 2003 anime (and it's worth noting the author is a scholar of film music).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXQLrkW33f0 Bratja]] alone is considered one of the finest pieces of music ever written for an anime.

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* The 2003 MichiruOshima's score for the 2003 anime is regularly mentioned by anime critics as among the finest anime [=OSTs=]. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-05-11/manga-vs-anime-fullmetal-alchemist/.101947 This article]] by AnimeNewsNetwork mentions it as one of the major reasons to watch the 2003 anime (and it's worth noting the author is a scholar of film music).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXQLrkW33f0 Bratja]] alone is considered one of the finest pieces of music ever written for an anime.
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* The 2003 score features many awesome pieces. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18_epz3QDYU Amestris]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8OaiTN1K0E Way Home]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqBIQP5MjP4 Invasion]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPzMTfeXJnk Daring Fight]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fimWQ5HRzyo Greed]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMAA6VP-ces Shinryakul]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVYjja-uyRM Seiatsu]] are just a few examples.

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* The 2003 score features many awesome pieces. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18_epz3QDYU Amestris]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8OaiTN1K0E Way Home]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqBIQP5MjP4 Invasion]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPzMTfeXJnk Daring Fight]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fimWQ5HRzyo Greed]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMAA6VP-ces Shinryakul]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVYjja-uyRM Seiatsu]] are just a few examples.examples not mention elsewhere.



* "Brothers" or "Bratja" has many versions of through the series. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_ddTqnOVhU&list=PL9CD1A1D6FAA8370C&index=2&ab_channel=entrevide5 harp and violin version]] is really heart-rending for me. It alone is considered one of the finest pieces of music ever written for an anime.



* A lot of the big brassy songs used for scenes involving the military. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJWlqDisISE&ab_channel=videfabul1 Fortify]] is used in a lot of battle scenes, and in revelations about the military's crimes, and make it clear just how powerful it is. "Invasion" (having trouble finding on YouTube but it's on the first OST album) also accompanies a lot of those scenes, but also some lighterhearted moments at Military HQ, which fits with how its mood is more ambiguous than the mightier, and angrier, "Fortify"

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* A lot of the big brassy songs used for scenes involving the military. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJWlqDisISE&ab_channel=videfabul1 Fortify]] is used in a lot of battle scenes, and in revelations about the military's crimes, and make it clear just how powerful it is. "Invasion" (having trouble finding on YouTube but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqBIQP5MjP4 "Invasion"]] (if the YT link no longer works, it's also on the first OST album) also accompanies a lot of those scenes, but also some lighterhearted moments at Military HQ, which fits with how its mood is more ambiguous than the mightier, and angrier, "Fortify"
* One of my favorites though is "Kei," or "Devotion," which is used for a lot of the scenes in and about Ishbal, especially the ones involving Scar. You can listen to it [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowvJQvOcTA&index=6&list=PL9CD1A1D6FAA8370C&ab_channel=entrevide5 here]. The hymn-like sound to it represents Scar's devotion to his religion and his mission of revenge, and makes the whole thing feel very epic. Especially in the anime, which often omits the organ and just uses the choral track a cappella, which sounds very old and haunting.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fimWQ5HRzyo Greed]] gets an epic brassy theme that sounds like something from Mussorgsky.
* The use of Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude in the series finale. It's a really common choice in anime (used, among other places, in the finale of {{Baccano}} and several scenes in YourLieInApril), but it's particularly well-placed here, especially given the title of the piece (French for "sadness") contrasted with its hopeful mood. It perfectly fits the bittersweet ending, [[spoiler: where the brothers are separated but hopeful and fighting for their reunion, Roy and Riza are closer than ever even after his accident, and so on]].
14th Jul '16 1:49:31 PM AnneOfCleves
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* The track appropriately titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsNRdZ-lUB0&ab_channel=videfabul1 Philosopher's Stone]] is a haunting, mysterious piece, full of airy percussion, that's perfect for the scenes with revelations about alchemy, the homunculi and, of course, the Stone.
* A lot of the big brassy songs used for scenes involving the military. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJWlqDisISE&ab_channel=videfabul1 Fortify]] is used in a lot of battle scenes, and in revelations about the military's crimes, and make it clear just how powerful it is. "Invasion" (having trouble finding on YouTube but it's on the first OST album) also accompanies a lot of those scenes, but also some lighterhearted moments at Military HQ, which fits with how its mood is more ambiguous than the mightier, and angrier, "Fortify"
14th Jul '16 1:44:12 PM AnneOfCleves
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* The 2003 score is regularly mentioned by anime critics as among the finest anime OSTs. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-05-11/manga-vs-anime-fullmetal-alchemist/.101947 This article]] by AnimeNewsNetwork mentions it as one of the major reasons to watch the 2003 anime (and it's worth noting the author is a scholar of film music).

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* The 2003 score is regularly mentioned by anime critics as among the finest anime OSTs.[=OSTs=]. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-05-11/manga-vs-anime-fullmetal-alchemist/.101947 This article]] by AnimeNewsNetwork mentions it as one of the major reasons to watch the 2003 anime (and it's worth noting the author is a scholar of film music).
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