Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-

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Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-
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Premiered August 11, 2016
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Performers Siena Wind Orchestra (Tokyo)
OSAA Shion Wind Orchestra (Aichi)
Osaka Shion Wind Orchestra (Osaka)

Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath- is an official orchestral concert of Kingdom Hearts music performed by a full concert band. The concert was announced on the Kingdom Hearts Japanese Twitter page[1] on April 26, 2016. A website was created to promote the concert, which premiered on August 11, 2016 in Tokyo Japan.

Performances[edit]

Date Hall Location
August 11–12, 2016 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Theater Concert Hall Tokyo, Japan
August 27, 2016 NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. Citizens' Hall Forest Hall Aichi, Japan
August 28, 2016 The Symphony Hall Osaka, Japan

Program[edit]

The performance was about an hour long and features fourteen different pieces of musical arrangements from the Kingdom Hearts series. The pieces were performed by a symphonic concert band. Additionally, Tetsuya Nomura announced via Twitter the week before the concert debuted that the Japanese voice actors for Terra and Naminé would be present at each of the performances.[2] The program featured a conversation between Terra and Naminé portrayed by their voice actors, which is considered canon to the series and was featured in the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- guide.

Piece Composer Arrangement[3][4]
"Destati" Yoko Shimomura Kaoru Wada
"Dearly Beloved" Yoko Shimomura Kaoru Wada
"Traverse Town" Yoko Shimomura Souhei Kano
"Hand in Hand" Yoko Shimomura Kaoru Wada
"Journey of KINGDOM HEARTS" Yoko Shimomura
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Alan Menken
Howard Ashman
Danny Elfman
Kaoru Wada
"Lazy Afternoons" Yoko Shimomura Souhei Kano
"The Other Promise" Yoko Shimomura Souhei Kano
"Another Side" Yoko Shimomura
Natsumi Kameoka
Kaoru Wada
Intermission
"Gearing Up~Shipmeisters' Shanty~Blast Off!" Yoko Shimomura Souhei Kano
"Destiny's Union" Yoko Shimomura Kaoru Wada
"The Unknown" Yoko Shimomura Kaoru Wada
"Musique pour la tristesse de Xion" Yoko Shimomura Kaoru Wada
"The Power of Darkness" Yoko Shimomura Kaoru Wada
"March Caprice for Piano and Orchestra" Yoko Shimomura Kaoru Wada

Album[edit]

The Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath- album cover.

An album for the concert was announced for public sale on May 25, 2017 and features all, of the pieces planned to be performed at the concert. Originally, Square Enix had no plans of releasing the concert in CD or DVD form. The album released on July 26, 2017 for 3,300 yen. On October 2, 2017, it was announced that the album would be released in North America on October 31, and in Europe sometime that same month.

Track Title Length Artist Composer
1 "Destati" 3:25 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura
2 "Dearly Beloved" 4:41 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura
3 "Traverse Town" 3:03 Souhei Kano Yoko Shimomura
4 "Hand in Hand" 2:53 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura
5 "Journey of KINGDOM HEARTS" 9:30 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura
6 "Lazy Afternoons" 4:11 Souhei Kano Yoko Shimomura
7 "The Other Promise" 5:13 Yoko Souhei Kano Yoko Shimomura
8 "Another Side" 2:57 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura
9 "Gearing Up~Shipmeisters' Shanty~Blast Off!" 3:47 Souhei Kano Yoko Shimomura
10 "Destiny's Union" 3:22 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura
11 "The Unknown" 5:40 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura
12 "Musique pour la tristesse de Xion" 4:39 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura
13 "The Power of Darkness" 9:12 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura
14 "March Caprice for Piano and Orchestra" 5:22 Kaoru Wada Yoko Shimomura

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