March Caprice for Piano and Orchestra
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"March Caprice for Piano and Orchestra" is a musical composition by Yoko Shimomura with orchestrations by Kaoru Wada. It is used in Kingdom Hearts.
"March Caprice for Piano and Orchestra" plays during the ending credits of Kingdom Hearts.
"March Caprice for Piano and Orchestra" is approximately five minutes and thirteen seconds long in Kingdom Hearts and the HD remake of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. Encompassing both new and previous themes, the piece changes tempo and key signatures at various moments throughout the piece, namely at the end.
For instrumentation, the piano is featured alongside the entire orchestra. The exclusivity of the piano is given in the title of the track. In music, both in general and historically, if a specific instrument is mentioned alongside "orchestra" or "band," that specific instrument is given many solos and/or is the dominate instrument or focus of the piece.
Overall the piece has a very pomp, grand, and majestic tone; serving its purpose as the ending credits music quite well. Although new independent themes are introduced in this track, the majority of the track is spent covering new arrangements of "Always on My Mind" and "Dearly Beloved."
In music, a caprice is a musical composition that is lively in tone and uses various forms. In this case, the original structures of "Always on My Mind" and "Dearly Beloved" are loosely used, instead offering new rhythmic variations and tonality. This independent interpretation allows for the themes to evolve into a higher level, now as a grand finale.