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Flower Fields (theme)

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Flower Fields (theme)
Various arrangements of "Flower Fields".
Details
Debut appearance Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Super Kirby Clash
Kirby Fighters 2
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Composer(s) Tomoya Tomita[1]
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"Flower Fields", named "Theme from Flower Fields" in the British English version, is the piece that plays in the stage with the same name. It is the most notable use of the main theme of Kirby's Epic Yarn and its remake, sounding both at the title screen and in the end credits.

Composition[edit]

"Flower Fields" was written as the main theme of Kirby's Epic Yarn and became the basis for several other pieces in the soundtrack.[2] In its primary appearance, "Flower Fields" is played in E major by a single piano in 4/4; however, some of its remixes use different instruments and tonalities. The melody consists of a peaceful ascending tonic triad and a short cadence, first leading to the dominant, and then establishing the subdominant A major. The following section consists of rising fourths in C-sharp minor and its relative tonalities, eventually escalating to B major, the dominant of E major. The next part of the theme slowly ascends and is interrupted by a brief yet contrasting C and D Lydian major section, and after the ascending part repeats, the melody returns to the range of the initial triad and the track loops.

Among some notable differences in the other versions are the following:

  • The version in the title screen has a second section similar to "Grass Land"
  • "Toy Tracks" has a short introductory section. This version utilizes percussion and has a syncopated bass line. It plays in C major.
  • "Tube Town" utilizes electronic instruments. The second theme dominates here while the primary one plays quietly in G major.
  • "Outer Rings" plays in C major. It uses percussion and is livelier in character.
  • The version used in the credits has generally richer harmonies and plays in F major. Much like the title screen music, its slower middle section is reminiscent of other themes used in the game.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

"Flower Fields" is the primary theme of Kirby's Epic Yarn and its remake.

The direct remixes and arrangements of "Flower Fields" play in the following areas and stages:

In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, whipping the Flower Phonograph causes "Flower Fields" to play with additional noise effects.

A vast majority of the games' tracks are similar to this theme, most notably:

Other appearances[edit]

Starting with Super Kirby Clash until Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, "Flower Fields" plays when viewing Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn in the Other Games or Past Adventures menu.

The "Flower Fields" motif also makes a musical cameo in Yoshi's Woolly World, another game composed by Tomoya Tomita, as part of the track "Yoshi and Cookies".

Names in other languages[edit]

Flower Fields[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おはなばたけ
Ohana batake
Flower fields
Canadian French Floralies Flower Show
European French Champs de fleurs Flower fields
German Knopfknospental Button bud valley
Italian Campi in fiore Blooming Fields
Korean 꽃밭
kkochbat
Flower garden
Latin American Spanish Campos de flores Flower fields
European Spanish Pradera Florida Flowery Prairie

Toy Tracks[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おもちゃのカーニバル
Omocha no kānibaru
Toy carnival
French Cour de récréation Playground
German Spielzeugfeld Toy field
Italian Parco giochi Toy Park
(Can also be translated as "amusement park.")
Korean 장난감 축제
jangnangam chukje
Toy Festival
Latin American Spanish Patio de juguetes Toy playground
European Spanish Fábrica de Juguetes Toy Factory

Tube Town[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でんしワールド
Denshi wārudo
Electronic world
French Village branché High-tech village
German Stromhausen Electricity Havoc
Italian Scheda madre Motherboard
Korean 전지 타운
jeonji taun
Battery Town
Latin American Spanish Pueblo Circuito Circuit village
European Spanish Circuitronia Circuit area

Outer Rings[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワッカせいうん
Wakka seiun
Ring nebula
Canadian French Anneaux du cosmos Cosmos rings
European French Anneaux cosmiques Cosmic rings
German Äußere Ringe Outer Rings
Italian Anelli esterni Outer Rings
Korean 고리 성운
goli seong-un
Ring Nebula
Latin American Spanish Anillos exteriores Outer rings
The name is incorrect, as the Latin American Spanish name for the Outer Rings stage is "Anillos espaciales".
European Spanish Anillos Exteriores Outer Rings


References

  1. Interview with Tomoya Tomita
  2. "I then took the main theme I wrote—heard in Flower Fields—and gave it a slightly richer arrangement. That’s how Fountain Gardens came to be." –Tomoya Tomita (Hey Poor Player interview)