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Roxas (track)

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Kingdom Hearts II
Roxas
this is just for testing purpose
Artist Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 1:00
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Roxas
this is just for testing purpose
Artist Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
Roxas
this is just for testing purpose
Artist Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 2:27
Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts
Roxas
this is just for testing purpose
Artist Hiroyuki Nakayama
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 2:36

"Roxas" is a musical piece composed by Yoko Shimomura that appears in the Kingdom Hearts series. It is the character theme of Roxas.

Appearances[edit]

"Roxas" appears primarily in cutscenes.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

  • Prologue: "Naminé's Room," "My Summer Vacation Is Over"
  • Dive to the Heart: "Why Sora Was Chosen", "Time to Sleep"
  • The World That Never Was: "Why Sora Was Chosen", "Roxas"[KH II FM], "Good-bye, Buddy"[KH II FM], "Time to Sleep", "There Was No One There", "A Friend Within", "How it All Began", "I Wish I Could Meet Him, Too"

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

Sora's Story[edit]

  • The World That Never Was: "Roxas's Grief"

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

  • "Why the Sun Sets Red"
  • "Day 50 - Familiar Sound"
  • "Day 298 - Sora"
  • "Day 355 - Unsaid, Unheard"
  • "Roxas Leaves the Organization"
  • "After the Battle"

Kingdom Hearts Union χ[edit]

Medals

Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory[edit]

  • "KINGDOM HEARTS II: Chapter 1"

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

  • Twilight Town: "Ansem and Xemnas"

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind[edit]

Composition[edit]

"Roxas" is approximately one minute long in the original version, fifty-three seconds long in the HD remake, and two minutes and thirty-six seconds for the piano collections cover. It plays at a tempo of 60 beats per minute. It has a time signature of 4/4 and is written in the key of D minor. The instrumentation consists of flute, piano, and female vocals.

The music itself gives off a mellow, melancholy feel. There are two measures of piano with backing vocals before the melody comes in. This melody is carried by the flute, which features a prominent vibrato in the HD remix version. In the first 4-measure phrase, the accompaniment starts on the D minor chord, which brings the melancholy mood, but it gradually gets more uplifting as the chords shift the tonic to d minor's relative F Major. The second 4-measure phrase has an identical melody to the first, but this time the accompaniment begins on F Major, making the repeated phrase sound much brighter. However, Roxas's story was always steeped in sorrow, and as such, for the final 2-measure phrase, the accompaniment jumps back to the tragic D minor, low and heavy on the piano.

Albums[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Replaces "The 13th Struggle" from Kingdom Hearts coded
  2. ^ Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts version