Kingdom Hearts Piano Collections, music by Yoko Shimomura, arranged by Natsumi Kameoka, Sachiko Miyano, and Hiroyuki Nakayama, played by Richard Yang.
After recording the Final Fantasy XV album, it’s no surprise that Yoko Shimomura is my new favorite game music composer. Both Kingdom Hearts and FFXV music really call to me. In many ways, the Kingdom Hearts Piano Collections were arranged to be much more classical than any other game music I’ve recorded to date. While the whole album is very difficult, it is doable with enough practice. This album took me just over 1 month from learning to recording. One problem I had was that the OST seems a bit on the slow side on almost every piece. So don’t be surprise to find much faster versions of these pieces here (i.e. Hand In Hand, and The Other Promise are MUCH faster than the original).
0:00 Dearly Beloved
2:14 Traverse Town
5:09 Hand in Hand
7:29 Missing You ~ Namine
11:30 Sonata on Themes of Kingdom Hearts – 1st Mov: Sora – Allegro con brio
15:32 Sonata on Themes of Kingdom Hearts – 2nd Mov: Kairi – Andante sostenuto
18:12 Sonata on Themes of Kingdom Hearts – 3rd Mov: Riku – Scherzo e Intermezzo
22:21 Sonata on Themes of Kingdom Hearts – Finale: Working Together – Allegro vivace
25:38 The 13th Side
31:41 The Other Promise
35:25 Concert Paraphrase on “Dearly Beloved”
Click here to go to the master index page for the Kingdom Hearts Piano Collections.