Hear a Blissful Symphonic Performance of the Soundtrack of Final Fantasy VI

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Square Enix has somewhat of a knack for still surviving off the laurels of the older games in the Final Fantasy series, or at least as far as their fans are concerned.

Unrelated to Square Enix corporate, The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra played a symphonic arrangement from the Final Fantasy VI soundtrack, dubbed the “Symphonic Poem of Final Fantasy VI.”

Thanks to an effort from with Merregnon Studios, the live performance that went down this past summer at the Stockholm Concert Hall, is now available to listen via the Royal Stockholm Orchestra’s website.

The timing is perfect, considering that the 20th anniversary for Final Fantasy VI is coming up this month, October 20th in North America to be exact. Final Symphony producer Thomas Böcker had this to say regarding the occasion, as well as original composer Nobuo Uematsu’s work:

“The music of Nobuo Uematsu remains as powerful and as moving today as it did when we first heard it twenty years ago. It’s been an honor and a pleasure to bring his music to the concert hall and now, for the first time ever, we’re delighted to be able to share the Symphonic Poem online with the world in this, Final Fantasy VI’s 20th anniversary year. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s finest orchestras, with a long tradition of performing video gaming’s best-loved melodies, and they have produced a concert video that does true justice to the music.”

The Symphonic Poem is a unique arrangement of various tracks from the game, and it was arranged for the Final Symphony series of concerts, which celebrate the various games in the series by having regular orchestral tours to perform music from said games.



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  1. JoachimRussells
    October 13, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    [Clapistan Intensifies]

  2. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    October 14, 2014 at 5:32 am

    My god this is gorgeous. <3

    October 14, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I saw this performance live a few months back. There were three acts each concentration on one game from the series, VI, VII & X to be specific and then they did a sort of medley at the end.

    The VII and X parts did nothing for me as I remember nothing from their soundtracks and it all seemed very bland sounding to me, but then again I never cared for the music in the series post 16 bit hardware.

    As for the VI performance, I was disappointed to hear them not making a rendition of the opera scene. I mean come on! What a missed opportunity.

  4. Red Lagoon
    Red Lagoon
    October 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Ah! Sound for my ears!!! Shtttt… enjoy it and relax!

  5. Red Lagoon
    Red Lagoon
    October 14, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Lucky bastard :)

  6. TheAncientWolf
    October 15, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Hard rock, soft guitars, acapella, saxophone, orchestral, any way you play it, FFVI’s soundtrack still sounds amazing. There’s a reason it’s Uematsu’s favorite. Too bad the mobile re-release had to shit all over its 20th anniversary.