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Fairy Fountain (Theme)

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Fairy Fountain
Game(s)
Other Media Hyrule Warriors
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Place(s) File selection screens
Fairy Fountains
Great Fairy Fountains

The Fairy Fountain theme is a recurring song in The Legend of Zelda series.

Overview

The Fairy Fountain theme first appeared in A Link to the Past, played on the file selection screen and inside Fairy Fountains. Since then, the song has appeared in every installment of the series, with the exception of Link's Awakening, Oracle of Seasons, and Oracle of Ages. The theme is inspired by the map theme for World 3, Water Land, from Super Mario Bros 3.[1]

Other Appearances

A remix of the song is used as part of the Zelda-themed music in Donkey Konga.[2]

Musical Elements

This theme is ethereal, with soft, repetitive harmonies. The piece is composed of two main elements: a staccato melody that winds slowly up and down both diatonically and chromatically (due to voice-leading), and a fuller harmony that shifts down a diatonic step after every note of the melody where every eight bars the harmony progression returns back from the top. The form of the theme is simple, being a repeating loop of 'A to A' over and over where 'A' could be seen as the antecedent and 'A' could be seen as the consequent.

Gallery

Video Gallery

Great Fairy's Fountain Theme from The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony

References