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Working Together

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Kingdom Hearts II
Working Together
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 1:30
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Working Together
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
Working Together
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 2:33
Kingdom Hearts III
Working Together -KINGDOM HEARTS III Version-
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Arranger Natsumi Kameoka
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Orchestrator Natsumi Kameoka
Length 2:44
Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts
Finale : Working Together - Allegro vivace
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Arranger Natsumi Kameoka
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Performer Miwa Sato
Length 3:31

"Working Together" is a musical composition by Yoko Shimomura that appears in the Kingdom Hearts series. A new arrangement introduced in Kingdom Hearts III is named "Working Together -KINGDOM HEARTS III Version", also called "Working Together -Tres Version-".[1] It is one of the battle themes of Twilight Town and the battle theme of The Mysterious Tower.


"Working Together" is the battle theme of Twilight Town in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts III. It is the battle theme of The Mysterious Tower in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

  • Mysterious Tower: "My Name is Pete"

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

  • Twilight Town: "Nostalgic Streets", "A Forager in Distress"


"Working Together" is approximately one minute and thirty seconds long in Kingdom Hearts II. In the HD remake, it is extended to two minutes and thirty-three seconds. For the piano collections version, the piece is approximately three minutes and thirty-one seconds long. Regardless of the game, the piece has a time signature of 4/4. For tempo, in Kingdom Hearts III and the piano collections version, the piece has a tempo of 155 beats per minute; this is the "slowest" version of the piece throughout the series. In Kingdom Hearts II, the tempo is 157 beats per minute. In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, the tempo is very slightly increased to 158 beats per minute.

For instrumentation, each version uses similar instruments, though for games not in the HD remakes or Kingdom Hearts III, some voices are covered through electronic means- such as synthesizer. In general, the instrumentation includes: a complete strings section- violin, viola, cello, and stringed bass, piccolo, flute, oboe, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani, triangle, tambourine, crash cymbals, snare drum, orchestral bells, marimba, harp, and piano.

As expressed in the piano collection version's title, "Working Together" is a lively piece. "Allegro vivace" roughly translates to a tempo that is noticeably faster than an allegro tempo, but is played in a quick and lively tempo customary to the vivace tempo marking. The piece starts with reduced instrumentation, with the strings playing the main melodic line in the pizzicato style. Underlying this plucked melody is a rhythmically driving snare drum part, emphasis on the dominate beat in timpani and low brass voices, and minor interplay between the triangle and tambourine. Following this brief introduction is the piccolo, playing a fast almost grace-note-like run that transitions the piece into the longer, fully orchestrated theme.

This new theme lasts for sixteen measures, in which the originally melody initially introduced by the strings is shared between the various mallet percussion and woodwind instruments. During this feature, the lower voiced brass and pitched percussion instruments play a continued eighth-note rhythmic figure that slightly resembles the low brass part in Never Land Sky.

Promptly following the second theme is a more connected, legato-style melody, which is a variant of "Dearly Beloved". Here, at such a tempo and use of rhythms, the piece can be felt in the established fast 4/4, or, more preferably, in half-time. Throughout the piece, certain instrument-specific techniques are used, such as: pizzicato style in the strings, multiple tonguing- in this case, double tonguing- in the trumpets, and use of rolls for mallet percussion. The piano collections version features a variety of ornamentations and key changes to add to the "elaborate" or "lively" nature. Likewise, the piano version shares the melody sporadically between the bass and treble voices.

Other appearances[edit]

Official websites[edit]

The Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX recording of "Working Together" is one of five selectable background tracks for the 20th Anniversary Archive page on the Square Enix website.[2]

Kingdom Hearts Magical AR Stage[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Magical AR Stage features "Working Together" as one of five stages in the AR video experience. The scene shows Sora boarding the Gummi Ship and traveling past various worlds from Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, and Kingdom Hearts III.


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