This series has its roots in sound novels, which is a subset of visual novels that puts extra focus on the music, so maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that they have a lot of great music. Here's some of the top stuff.

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[[folder: ''Visual Novel/Higurashi When They Cry'' / ''Franchise/When They Cry 1 & 2'' ]]

* The defining song of the series would have to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oRcLE7SMk You ~Destructive~]]. For added awesomeness, watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wP1jCpaKKs Akasaka's fight scene]] with this music.
** As well as the original "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjNVPO8ff84 You]]," one of the most heartbreaking songs in the series.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBMTy-EtfLM The instrumental version]] is just as powerful.
* Of the ''Dear You'' character song remixes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22kqCh2LtHY Dear You ~Kizuna~]] really stands out as the most beautiful and moving. Runner up is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXnRBokWmDo Kokoro Musubi]] for most emotional, especially Shion's part at the end.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEuJeNMDcQo Yui]] is pretty powerful.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSqH1t7qpLQ Assault Operations]] is Awesome Music for Akasaka and Kasai, but Funny Music for [[ButtMonkey Tomitake]].
* The reason some of the scenes in Tsumihoroboshi were so powerful was because of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuY_v9k9W0E Birth and Death]]. It got an equally heartbreaking remix in Umineko as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FAsbUm0hIQ My Dear]]. That, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu_V5rjbLG8 Uro]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imXd_Ip3KzM LIVE]] from Minagoroshi are otherwise known as [[TearJerker TearJerking]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Music]]. (And yes, Uro was in the fanmade Onikakushi video.)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-12Det1bAcs Naraku no Hana]] is one of the most powerful and epic {{Anime Theme Song}}s ever.
* The two songs played in the climax of Tsumihoroboshi: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR0SvgLy_D8 Mienai Nanika ni Obieru Yoru]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdEwKBM7jsw Samayoi no Kotoba wa Ten ni Michibikare]]. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8uwxDihWcU Zero]], which played at the end of Tsumihoroboshi.
* Two of the most touching pieces in the soundtrack - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO8nVzy2FeE Tsugunai no Kotoba]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXi48ffiWj0 Hitori]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mdCzjdoy0w Fearlessness]] [[HotBlooded lives up to its title]].
* Incredibly badass music titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz7wX8n1tgg Cross-Examination]]? It seems ''Umineko'' isn't the only part of the series that's been playing too much ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.
* The first opening, appropriately titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9opZi6PluKI Higurashi no Naku Koro ni,]] shows exactly what the mood of the first season is like.
* Kizuna's [[http://fyeah07thexpansionmusic.tumblr.com/post/40718728049/%E5%BD%A9%E9%9F%B3-angelic-bright "Angelic bright"]] and Matsuri's [[http://fyeah07thexpansionmusic.tumblr.com/post/52970295041/ayane-%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%9E%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A5 "Complex Image"]].
** Matsuri's [[http://fyeah07thexpansionmusic.tumblr.com/post/125130526337 "Nageki no Mori"]].
** Also from the Kizuna series, we've got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQx1qk5m2J4 "Tsuisou no Despair"]], [[http://fyeah07thexpansionmusic.tumblr.com/post/75298851484/%E8%AB%AB%E5%B1%B1%E5%AE%9F%E7%94%9F-%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B9%E3%82%AA%E3%83%96%E3%83%94%E3%83%AA%E3%82%AA%E3%83%89 "Place of Period"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISeAI4-U9oY "Hikari no Sora no Qualia"]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEpZq8mT9Ts "Fascism"]].
** Also from the original visual novel, we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqEtLDN1Ohc Gear]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YRX1S6M4Ps Rainy Days]] (for the feeling of "something's fishy here" done very, very well), and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDdewvQmIko Silver Mirror]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB7lctRjHZY Demonic Institute]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoFAbnFETtI "Dancers7"]]. You can really feel your mind running at the speed of light along with with Keiichi's, when it plays during [[spoiler: his planning of Teppei's murder in Tatarigoroshi]].It is surprisingly cold and dark, with a hint of fury, as a murderer needs to be.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6Z8NGsA3r8 Saigo No Cycle]][[note]]The last cycle[[/note]] from Matsuribayashi is pretty epic, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgfxMGBa9Ks Shukusai]] from the [[{{Fingore}} nail-ripping scene]] in the VisualNovel is ear-gratingly awesome.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23rJCJm3Hw8 Utu]] helped make already creepy scenes that extra touch to really scare the players.
* Many of the image songs are also SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic material, like Rika Furude's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qgk1X5ZvGA Mugen Kairou]] between the [[TastesLikeDiabetes cute beginning and end]] [[note]]As for the lyrics... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x08ICcJWDzc Not so sugar sweet now, is it?]][[/note]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw2k3cRzUMo Bon Karma]] is the BigBad's Image song [[note]]It should go without saying to watch Kai before this[[/note]], and also qualifies. Rena and Hanyuu's songs are perhaps more cute than awesome.
* Matsuribayashi's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jBMV0OSFJQ Being]] Shows Hanyuu's determination to fight fate [[spoiler: and Takano]] in the final world, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhjs3G1_MpU Festival]] is the theme of the Watanagashi festival that arc.
* From Matsuri, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgfKeqLDrD4 "Free"]] is a HUGE TearJerker when it's played. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXi48ffiWj0 "Hitori"]] is cute, but is just depressing when played in the Matsuri-only Taraimawashi-hen [[spoiler: when Mion becomes a ComatoseCanary]], and in the end of Tatarigoroshi-hen.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv3MqnhWhec Shirokiri no Itadaki -Blanc Pur- (White Mist Peak -Pure White-)]] is cold, ominous, and incredibly fitting for the [[spoiler:Yamainu's attack]] in ''Minagoroshi-hen''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z0wyugIHW8 "Solitude from Meakashi-hen"]] gives off exactly the described feeling.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjHPSn865d4 "Confession"]] stands out as one of the most tear-jerking songs to incorporate You into it.
* And then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCOOftNV6TU "Conviction"]], which has the most beautiful and tear jerking piano opening ever.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32YZCMPyVbE Depressive Paranoia]] gives you a hint of what it feels like to be in a dark room filled with torture tools, listening to the gruesome stories of a NightmareFetishist PsychopathicWomanchild. A background music in all its glory: it's discreet but it doubles the tension.
* In the [=MangaGamer=] version, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJbfk_22ga0 Track 15]] (replacing Dancers 7) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kXPTbc3j_A Track 16]] (replacing Lies Lies Lies) do their job extremely well. The former as a cold-blooded, fast and furious murder theme, the latter as a downright depressing funeral song. They arguably work better than the original musics in their respective contexts.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBBSq8edcBA Ode to the Moon]], a truly epic piano piece playing during [[spoiler:Takano's AGodAmI speech]] in Episode 7.

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[[folder: ''Visual Novel/Umineko When They Cry'' / ''Franchise/When They Cry 3 & 4'' ]]


[[folder:Opening and Ending Themes]]
This wouldn't be a proper listing of all the awesome music in Umineko without getting into its epic opening and ending themes.
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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_vGeHAM4gM Il giudizio vien dal mare e sta per essere emesso! Nessuno può liberarsi dal peccato, che scorre nelle vene!]]''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMM_BPTYglM OH DESIAH!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz9pdxPYNw4 Umineko no Naku Koro Ni]], pure epicness ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WajcPobpVj8 full version]]).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa_lnHy-jFo As is the Rengoku version.]]
** ''[[MostWonderfulSound Senza amore,]] [[ArcWords senza amore,]] [[OneWomanWail la verità non si vede!]]''
* Episodes 5 and 6's opening: [[http://fyeah07thexpansionmusic.tumblr.com/post/97468826125/dottily-occultics-witch-ayumu Occultics no Majou]] (Occultics Witch). Now here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeGOT_pusSE full version]] in all of its awesomeness.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzoL_rK2kwM Kiri no Pitosu]] (Pithos in the Fog), opening for Episodes 7 and 8, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mqu9yzts8M the full version.]]
* The ending themes in the VisualNovel:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWDpCAt2LGI Bring the Fate]] (main story ending) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSIeb1evImM Prison STRIP]] (Tea Party ending) from Episode 1.
** The ending of Episode 2, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgZDxwoaINk Senritsu ~ shirabe]]. A slow, mysterious and enchanting song, quite in contrast with the endings after that.
** The ending song of Episode 3, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vIEvg0TNcI activepain]] is pretty cool and catchy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhnKrRxLOXo Discode]], the ending from Episode 4, is oddly catchy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5WbC-blm5U Tsubasa, version Hope]] from Episode 5.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTXVblPUnhU Suspicious Aroma]] from Episode 6.
** The ending theme of [=EP7=]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3hZacCjwQ8 Namae no Nai Uta (The Song Without A Name)]]. There's also its [[http://fyeah07thexpansionmusic.tumblr.com/post/112946610182/suzushinayuriko-if-we-liken-marias-sense-of full version]] from the Noblesse Oblige album. Try also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZrLFLgabGU the piano version of this song]].
** And the grand ending theme, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWXoKFOj58c Byakumu no Mayu -Ricordando il passato-'']] (Cocoon of White Dreams ~remembering the past~), a very beautiful and touching song that perfectly captures the BittersweetEnding. If you don't end up in a sobbing mess when this song plays in the drowning scene, you're officially not a human being. Reading the lyrics just makes it worse.
* The opening of the fighting game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MTmMprmZIw Ougon Musou Kyoku ~ Konjiki no Chi ni Somaru Mae ni]] (Dyed with Golden Blood). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVrJDEPrULk The full version]]. Amazingly, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO1UFtTbjSg full instrumental version]] works very well as a final boss battle music.
* If there is ever a reason to be excited for the upcoming [=PS3=] re-make, ''Majou to Suiri no Rondo'', it would have to be its opening, [[http://fyeah07thexpansionmusic.tumblr.com/post/53958988819/kokomi-%E8%AA%93%E9%9F%BF%E3%81%AE%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B0%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A3 Chikai Hibiki no Igreja.]]
* Ougon Musou Kyoku X's opening theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VuN3pAIvoU Ougon no Kiseki wo Kanaeru Made]] (Fulfill the Golden Miracle), and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9PBF_bwyzA its full version]] from the Dear Golden Witch album is just as epic as the opening of the PC version. It's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yajwWWt5ZKs instrumental version]] also serves as [[spoiler: Black Battler's]] boss theme.
* And now we have the opening theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgVcXpEj-No Inanna no Mita Yume]] ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inanna Inanna's]] Dream), to the Chiru [=PS3=] remake, ''Nocturne of Truth and Illusions''. Its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku99AAyCDt8 full version]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4xcbt-WQUE the instrumental version]] from CROSS are equally awesome as well.
* Ougon's CROSS Expansion introduces [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObO_3aSakl8 It's Golden Showtime!]], a song many would say is even better than its two predecessors. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVS8BwsUiAc The instrumental version]] is just as good.
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[[folder: Dai]]
Dai is the music director for the Franchise/WhenTheyCry series, so unsurprisingly, several of the awesome tracks in the series also come from them:
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J5LF2Udf20 Happiness of Marionette.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7s2Dwjbp_o "Umaretekite Kureta Arigatou"]] ("Thank you for being born"). And as of Episode 6 it has been epically remixed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCKSTFWYk5E Rebirth.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSwKw_oFP24 Ride On]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4j4hw9sJ-Y Mortal Stampede]] - simply epic.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_PDGz9egt4 Tsubasa]] was mindblowingly awesome. The vocal version is the ending theme for Episode 5, but when you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5-sesG8xgs change those vocals to electric guitar]] you get a different but equally awesome remix.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qs9EiK_JJE Endless Nine]] aka [[LetsGetDangerous "Battler gets dangerous"]]. Featuring Microsoft Sam!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdQUjTC_vGs Dancing Pipe]] from Episode 3.
* The often forgotten OTHER piece from Episode 3's climax--the one that isn't Tsubasa, but is just as good: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeGhE7roQ0Q Lost Paradise]]. (Or is that Paradise Lost?)
* Really, all of the songs with little parts of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOq7ZNTPVug "Hope"]] are good. More precisely: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx27VFmbtHk Tomorrow]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYHy3VnZRp0 Core]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tvhkpa9ud0 White Shadow]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnACsCe2g-E My Dear]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPJXp3xPglY Revolt]] from Episode 4.
* Umineko is also so good at this that it makes piano-driven pieces into epic CMOA. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U209xHIvW8 Answer]] (just wait about 40 seconds if you don't hear it) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSKWf_20Lkg dir]].
** Answer got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUdT1H-LIDs EXTENDED]] by about 40 seconds in the [=PS3=] version.
** For more piano-y goodness, [=EP6=]'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BhvHC6DU6I Life]]".
** Another really wonderful one from the same game is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DQQME1IDWU ALIVE]]. There's a third track too in this game called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGgnNl9zbuc Rebirth]]." You noticing a pattern here?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wydVCUL9QLg Promise]], from Episode 5. Given it's less Awesome Music and more Tearjerking Music, if you know why... The [=PS3=] Version has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVXe-9XB5FY new remake of Promise]].
* A great remix of "Happiness of Marionette" (with some "Promise" thrown in) called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0EPDV562wg "Engage of Marionette".]] It's the last music you hear before the final credits roll.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq-HbOF1xvI Final Answer]] from Episode 5.
* Still from Episode 5 is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvTCklQ-isI JUSTICE]], which notably plays when [[spoiler:Battler revives and ascends to the rank of Endless Sorcerer]] in the the Hidden Tea Party.
* Sakutaro's theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ODs3BPr4o Sakutarou no Ganbarimonogatari]], which incorporates a marimba version of Door to Summer and happiness of marionette for a BGM so adorable that just listening to it will give you diabetes. And to be sure diabetes kill you for good, there is little Ange's theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJLOsoGXST8 Nuigurumi]], playing during the quizz mini-game in Episode 8.
* Dai's half of the OST, "Musicbox Blue" and "Musicbox Kiri no Pithos" (shared with Luck Ganriki), have a load of tracks that weren't used in the games yet at the time of its release; several of them have shown up in the games since, so the others may yet be used. Unfortunately, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnSJ6oz8mrc Oku]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YQtUIyhmsU Black Knight]] were not among those that get into ''Twilight of the Golden Witch'', but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1G9rw4XyBE Hishou (Soar)]] did in Episode 8. Also, Black Knight is used in 07th Expansion's next big work, ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays''.
** Similarly, the previously unreleased track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56-3lRH7cfA Mata Umarekawaru Hi Made]] (until the day we're reborn), a beautiful mix of ''Umaretekitekurete Arigatou'' and ''happiness of marionette''.
** There are quite a few from "Musicbox Blue," such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJM3hl7giS8 The Old Clock]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TYPsbdVDDY Witch's Room]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGApJwEaxv0&list=PL5C1BC5F90FF1E472&index=19 A World Without Witches]], and a few others based on Hope like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd4RMbsKlUo Heaven's Floor]] and [[http://whentheyjam.tumblr.com/post/111474081080 Roomless]].
* A song the title of which may be a thank you to all the readers of Umineko: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK-39ZNTX7g Thanks of all people.]]
* From Episode 6 we have the beautiful yet sad [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0SwT7cmPPE Loreley.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMGa71r1sdY Tomorrow's awesome orchestral arrangement]] in the Fighting game ''Ougon Musou Kyoku''.
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[[folder: ZTS ]]
The doujin music composer ZTS also makes several tracks in Umineko, and they have the trademark of making at least one incredibly epic piece per episode.
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAupQUUglkU goldenslaughterer]] from Episode 1.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVr0IUQ6BwE worldenddominator]] from Episode 2.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqZfXUg4kaM miragecoordinator]] from Episode 3.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDPJuAxZaOo dreamenddischarger]] from Episode 4.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqjm6QZOeUs resurrectedreplayer]] from Episode 5, a remix of goldenslaughterer with some bits of "Far" in the middle.
* Episode 6 brings us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QTgPfN-GcA liberatedliberater]].
* Another remix of goldenslaughter is the fantastic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euezX9D3aDE the_executioner]] in EP 7. The beginning sounds like the awakening of a dragon, prompting you to start running for your life.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_v4lNf4_fo lastendconductor]] from Episode 8.
* From Episode 3, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd5Vt_qct0s Far]]. Starts slow and sweet, then ascends to a really heartwarming violin piece. Its Episode 7 piano remix, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nivz895rGYc Far (Flat)]], is equally awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGwL97BRAOE Deadangle]], and its breathtakingly pretty remix, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hJ7SfceTWw Discolor]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUeuouV4SJk Death (from Stupefaction)]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wZHeQL-cVg Rain]] from [=EP7=], a [[TearJerker heartbreaking]], melancholic song that fits its title.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrmr_vHpZI8 Ridicule]], a fantastically creepy track from [=EP7=].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBo7QL__wZQ Dive to Emergency]] from [=EP4=] wouldn't sound out of place in ''[[{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpMOfYIAo5s How]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH2p8S5GNAM about]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKGth0tx4xk orchestral]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9snMOt-nsi8 remixes]] of already fantastic tracks by Glasun-Neko?
* The unused [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQZW6021QRk Last End]] from "Chiru Music Box Red."
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[[folder: Luck Ganriki]]
* To start off, we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyzV_zgmT50 Organ Short #600 Million in C Minor]], Beato's {{Leitmotif}}, and its remixes.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y5m8QS0c8o HIBUTA]] from Episode 4 and its Ougon Musou remix, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqEU1hMBlB4 HIBUTA 2011]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZB7aTrX2bE Smile-less soiree]] is a musical illustration of the stifling atmosphere on Rokkenjima from Episode 5.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcTxd5qQChw Deep Blue Jeer (Ao Shoku no Reishou)]], the leitmotif of the man from 19 years ago in Episode 5. The Ougon Musou remix, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzyDJrdoGXc Aoiro no Reishou 2011]] is also awesome, if even darker than Umineko's main MindRape theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAkvF7HkFEY Birth of a New Witch]] from Episode 6. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clP4e6x-4hU The vocal version of this song.]] Used to great effect during the final scene of EP6.
* Beatrice's [[ImageSong Image Song]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70klHdh8l8o Golden Nocturne]] is pretty awesome by itself. So why not make it even more awesome by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnTwpWn-7IM stripping the vocals and turning it into an awesome BGM?]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30kl0eCtbcU Usan no Kaori (Suspicious Aroma)]], and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTXVblPUnhU vocal version]] used as Episode 6's ending theme.
* And of course, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utPpd8q-xpM Happy Maria]] and its [[{{Mondegreen}} infamously incomprehensible lyrics]] (which, incidentally, has a totally badass [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02KaUff0HEo rock version]]. Kihihihihihi!).
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[[folder: -45 ]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93VODUlLuRk System0]] and the aforementioned [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT7mdBmN2So Prison STRIP]] from Episode 1.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhNzAXhDbfo Akai Kutsu Nise]] (Fake Red Shoes) from Episode 3.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uy6rfyZwnU The Girls' Witch Hunt]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggn8riHTDqw Kuina]], and the tense yet catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dORf0tLaSn8 Tsugihagi Kimera]] from Episode 5.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVy9wQYV5-8 Totenblume]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXeclBNp0Q8 ACI-L]] from Episode 5 as well.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbl6ysbQh6o Infant Queen Bee]] from Episode 6 is equally awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ97g2SMY7c Yomotsu Hirasaka Corruption]] from Episode 7.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsRqyaHLeRY Solitary Deep Sea Fish]], which plays when Battler utters his catchphrase in [=EP5=] after [[spoiler: everyone in the parlor labels Natsuhi as the culprit.]]
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[[folder: Kitaōji Mizuki]]
A composer from the Glasun-neko circle. Seems to provide mostly awesome orchestral themes.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZYGGfhxeRY String Quartet #1 in G Major - I. Allegro]] from Episode 1's Tea Party, light and joyful.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z92IxhjiNs Like the Gale]], which plays when Amakusa comes to rescue Ange.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA-qw4Q2fE0 Rengoku Kyoukyousoukyoku]] from the escape sequence of Episode 4.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOFgnKn_T2g Waltz op.34]] from Episode 6.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GICj8tVx0lQ Hanma Sequentia]], which plays during [[spoiler:[[HesBack Beato's return]]]] in Episode 6.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srAkT72YhCc Kaiki Divertimento]] from the climax of Episode 8.
And in a different register:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKbZtXB4UJ4 Ruriair]] from episode 6.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiUjogfu2Kw Lixaxil]] from Episode 8.
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[[folder:Xaki]]
* Among the epic piano music in the Umineko series, special honor goes to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO9AKnb1vww The End of the World]]. There's a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHq6BCdoj_0 vocal version]] as well that adds awesomeness to awesomeness.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn0OI-5A0bM Proud Dust]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v71xvM_TgMs 7 Weights]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YfhAtgG78I I&D Circulation]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Pesu1J2rc Rhythm Changer]], the other theme associated with Bernkastel.
* And of course there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2_MmWpu2PE En-Counse]], the slow, sweet, and melancholic piece used for Tohya/[[spoiler: Battler]] in the eight game.
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[[folder:pre-holder]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asI8hvS6Ho4 Surrounding]] is one of the most badass pieces in the game's music history, as it feels like that moment when the character is going to reveal their true strength and start kicking ass. The piano chord at 1:25 is the best part of the song.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALcfXEfqJ84 A Single Moment]], Featherine's {{Leitmotif}} besides Love Examination.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGUPpLTPSrA Where]] creates the feeling of wandering through a mystical jungle late at night.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6vALMSQHQ8 Haruka]].
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[[folder:Other composers]]
* First off, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tICKoZ18zHk Dread of the Grave]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqrTHd49aJ0 Dread of the Grave -more fear-]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy7QcdNuQrI Dread of the Grave (Rhythm)]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y03OC80eDXc Dread of the grave -more fear- (Remix)]]. By the same composer of Dread of the Grave: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS4oJi4U9IQ Victima Propiciatoria]] from Episode 4.
* From the very beginning of episode 1, you have the heart-rending stillness of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU4dXsOcEos Slow Motion]] which feels like looking out a sunlit window, and catching sight of a solitary butterfly. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZX3cD_BLk Tekuteku]] Captures the regal, somber air of the Ushiromiya household.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT2CRNt-hRc Kin'iro no Choushou ~Uruwashi no Bansan~]]. Basically, if Music/AkikoShikata sings it, it's guaranteed to be awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A44lG8CJfA Rog-Limitation]] is a very awesome piece from Episode 6. The remix [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0vqWi0nb0c rog-unlimitation]] kicks an already awesome piece UpToEleven.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG8M7rdAI3U Black Liliana]] from Akiyama Uni, starting in Episode 2. With a impressive fan-made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa8a89LqxG8 vocal version]]. And the equally impressive [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkXNa7tPWEc Melancolia version]] by Akiko Shikata (yes, her again). From the same composer, the tense and hot-blooded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDma4A6A3Bc Nighteyes]].
* Silver Forest's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNFS_JybaNs battle field]], which plays during Kanon's SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in Episode 6.
* Ryu-Ga's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ekl2p3Is7E Mystic Forest]], a sad and mysterious piano piece that brings to mind images of Ange's suffering.
* Pureco's calm and sinister [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABN9xbRzgdA Minute Darkness]].
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[[folder:Nakanai Kimi to Nageki/Aganai no Sekai/Gensou]]
Doujin, but these music videos' (and their B-tracks') distribution is so commonplace among the fandom that they're somewhere between {{Fanon}} and {{Canon}}.
* Let's just start with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gncYaUtOQFY "Genyou no Chou"]] ("Butterfly of Illusions"), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky1rNuo0vLI "Synaesthesia,"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGrjS0P6tck "Tsuki ga Noboru, Watashi ga Utau"]] ("The Moon Rises, and I Sing").
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