Symphonic Tale: The Rune of Beginning (Music from Suikoden II)

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Story of “Suikoden II”

 The story centers on the reigniting of a war between the City States of Jowston and the Kingdom of Highland. In order for Highland to rekindle the war, it betrays and destroys its own Unicorn Youth Brigade, and it blames the destruction on its enemy, the City States of Jowston. The protagonist and his best friend, Jowy Atreides, are new soldiers of the Unicorn Youth Brigade of Highland who manage to escape the destruction and hide. Then, their own country of Highland scapegoats them as traitors and sentences them to death. However, they are helped to flee to the City States of Jowston. Then they happen upon the two halves of the Rune of Beginning (one of the twenty-seven True Runes that were said to be the sources of many powers and phenomena in the world). The two friends eventually become separated and find themselves facing off against each other in the war, the protagonist on the side of the City States and Jowy on the side of Highland. With 108 Stars of Destiny, friends, families, and allies gathered around the Rune, the two young men fight each other, just as the Black Sword and the Bright Shield (the two halves of the Rune of Beginning) battled each other, according to the creation legend of the world.

Original Music Authored by KDET
Arranged & Conducted by Kentaro Sato (Ken-P)
Performed by Budapest Symphony Orchestra

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- Contents (sample) -
1. Prologue / プロローグ(「オープニングBGM」より)
2. Reminiscence / 回想
3. Beautiful Morning / ビューティフル・モーニング
4. Adventurous Journey / 冒険の旅
5. The Desire to Triumph / 勝利への意欲
6. Distant Star / 彼方の星
7. Bygone Days / 過ぎた日々
8. Praise to My Master / 我があるじを讃えよ(フーガ「我があるじを讃えよ」より)
9. Gothic Neclord / ゴシック・ネクロード
10. A Bustling Town / 賑わいの街
11. Even Farther / もっと遠くへ
12. A Moonlit Night / 月夜(「月夜のテーマ」より)
13. Tactics / 作戦
14. Battlefield without Light / 光のない戦場
15. Parting / 別れ(「回想~ストリングスバージョン~」より)
16. Drive into a Corner / 追いつめる
17. Requiem of Sadness / 悲しみのレクイエム
18. The Silver Wolf / 銀狼
19. Reunion / 再会(「Chant」「彼方の星」より)
20. A New Beginning / 新たな始まり(「なごみBGM」「なごみBGM2」より)
21. Epilogue: 108 Stars of Destiny / 108人のその後(「我らは常にいつならん(108人のその後)」より)
22. Passion Sets History in Motion / 情熱は歴史を動かす(「La passione commuove la storia」より)
23. Victory and Beyond / 勝利、そして(「勝利」「オープニングBGM」より)
 
 (Total Playing Time 73:46)

Orchestral Score:

*The full orchestral score (in A4 size, 226 pg total)

This work was nominated to the best game music cover/remix category of the 2019 GANG Award hosted by the Game Audio Network Guild.


“Suikoden II” is a role-playing video game developed and published by Konami (in 1998) for the PlayStation system. The original music was based on orchestral-flavored and ethnic sounds that reflected the many cultures and feelings that permeated the game.

(CNVG-0001) Published on June 1, 2019
(P)2019 CLASSICAL NOVA LTD, produced and distributed in IL.
Record Credit: Read the Booklet (PDF)
This project was supported by 764 backers at Kickstarter.

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