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Requiem of Spirit

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"Requiem of Spirit"
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Sheik teaching Link the "Requiem of Spirit"
in Ocarina of Time 3D
Game(s)
Instrument(s) Ocarina of Time
Note(s)
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Power(s) Warping to the Desert Colossus
Learned in Desert Colossus
Song

The "Requiem of Spirit" is a recurring song in The Legend of Zelda series.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, the "Requiem of Spirit" is one of the Warping songs Link learns as an adult. It is taught to him by Sheik at the Desert Colossus after the hero exits the Spirit Temple once he realizes he cannot enter it yet.[1] It allows Link to warp to the Desert Colossus at any age, which is necessary in order to access the Spirit Temple as a child.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, the notes for the "Requiem of Spirit" can sometimes appear on a wall in the northern part of Termina Field, where Link can play a song for Rupees.

Twilight Princess

Twilight Princess features the "Requiem of Spirit" as a requirement to learn a Hidden Skill from the Hero's Spirit at Upper Zora's River. Wolf Link must howl the song near the Howling Stone at the Upper Zora's River.

Music Theory

The "Requiem of Spirit" is 6 bars long in 4/4 time and based in D minor, a key center easily defined by the 6 notes of the Ocarina part, all being in the D minor triad. Harmonically, the Requiem goes back and forth from i to ii°, although the unusual bass line gives implications of a III chord in some spots, despite the strong D in the top voice. The final two bars are played with a iv - Isus2 - I progression, which again is unusual that a Requiem would end on a major I chord, similar to the ending of the "Nocturne of Shadow."

Measures 3-5 of the Requiem feature a rhythmic augmentation in the strings part, playing the Ocarina's 6-notes motif at half speed.[2]

Nomenclature

A requiem is a form of music whose theme is a prayer for the salvation of the souls of the departed, and it is used both at services immediately preceding a burial, and on occasions of more general remembrance.

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Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Requiem of Spirit
Japan Japanese 魂のレクイエム (Tamashī no Rekuiemu) Requiem of Spirit
French-speaking countries French Requiem des Esprits Requiem of Spirits
Canada FrenchCA Requiem des esprits (OoT3D) Requiem of spirits
Federal Republic of Germany German Requiem der Geister
Italian Republic Italian Requiem dello spirito
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Réquiem de Espíritu Requiem of Spirit
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Réquiem del espíritu (OoT3D)

Gallery

References

  1. "Past, present, future... The Master Sword is a ship with which you can sail upstream and downstream through time's river... The port for that ship is in the Temple of Time... To restore the Desert Colossus and enter the Spirit Temple, you must travel back through time's flow... Listen to this Requiem of Spirit... This melody will lead a child back to the desert." — Shiek (Ocarina of Time)
  2. Dan Bruno, Ocarina songs in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, danbruno.net, published January 20, 2014.
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