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    Posted: September 02 2011 at 15:56
This has been bugging me for a while, and I can't seem to track down an answer. I'm pretty sure the main theme in "Anonymous 2" is based on a Middle Ages folk dance, but I only have a passing acquaintance with that period in music, not enough to have any idea what it is, and any attempts to find out via Google just turn up general information on Focus III. Anybody have any idea if I'm right on this, and what the song in question is?

(The tune also makes an appearance in Final Fantasy VII at the start of the play in Gold Saucer, but given Nobuo Uematsu's musical tendencies and inspirations, I'm giving even odds on it sharing a common source with or simply being based directly on "Anonymous 2" ;D)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2011 at 16:35
Good question. I don't know but it's a fantastic instrumental.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anthony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2011 at 17:40
I rather think that the main theme of "Anonymous Two" is based on the main theme of "Anonymous" off In and out of Focus. Wink
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It is a good question and I do not know about it.
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I found the CD "Jeanne d'Arc: Batailles et Prisons" by Jordi Savall, and voilá there appears the Anonymous theme in several tracks.
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Interesting, I'll have to take a look at that.
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