The music of Nobuo Uematsu in the Final fantasy series

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Intellect Books,, Bristol, United Kingdom ;, p.xvii, 353 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00871761, (OCoLC)fst00872107, Composition (Music), Computer game music., fast, Video game music.


Includes bibliographical references and index.List of Illustrations -- Foreword: Dear Friends / William Gibbons -- Introduction / Richard Anatone -- PART 1: CONERIA CASTLE -- Dancing Mad: Music and the Apotheosis of Villainy in Final Fantasy / Jessica Kizzire -- -- The Devil in the Detail: Analyzing Nobuo Uematsu's "One- Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII / James S. Tate -- Changing Times: The Diatonic Rhythms of Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy Battle Music / Ross Mitchell -- PART 2: NIBELHEIM -- Thus Spake Uematsu: Satirical Parody in the Opening Sequence to Final Fantasy VI / Richard Anatone -- That Tune Really Holds the Game Together: Thematic Families in Final Fantasy IX / Sean Atkinson -- A Link between Worlds: The Construction of Nostalgia in Game Music and Final Fantasy IX / James L. Tate -- PART 3: THE LUNAR WHALE -- Penultimate Fantasies: Compositional Precedents in Uematsu's Early Works / Alan Elkins -- Music and Narrative Experience in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn / Stephen Tatlow -- Music, Mediation, Memory: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy / Julianne Grasso -- PART 4: THE WORLD OF BALANCE -- Feminine Themings: The Construction of Musical Gendering in the Final Fantasy Franchise / Thomas B. Yee -- Uematsu's Postgame: The Music of Final Fantasy in the Concert Hall (and Beyond) / Stefan Greenfield- Casas -- Historical Narratology and the "Hymn of the Fayth" in Final Fantasy X / Andrew S. Powell and Sam Dudley -- Notes on Contributors -- Indexes.This is the first book-length study of the music of Nobuo Uematsu, and focuses on his Final Fantasy soundtracks, exploring the dynamic relationship between the music and the stories behind the beloved video game series. Contributors are music and game scholars, based in the USA and UK.