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Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion (theme)

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Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion


Star Allies Arrangement:

Various arrangements of "Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion" from Kirby Star Allies.
Details
Debut appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion"[derived from Japanese] is a theme from Kirby Star Allies that plays in the stage select of Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion. It was composed by Hirokazu Ando.[1]

Composition[edit]

Kirby explores the shadowy fortress.

"Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion" is a resolute theme in melodic F minor and 4/4. Its brass intro sets the key with alternating F minor and E-flat major harmonies. The melody comes in as a variant of "Friendly Field", first played by a piano, and then joined by brass with a string counterpoint. It builds up greatly in the dominant, then the melody repeats in the strings and a flute from the tonic. The percussion intensifies, and the intro then repeats as the track loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, "Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion" plays in the stage select of the eponymous level. Additionally, a guitar arrangement of the theme by Yuuta Ogasawara serves as the music for The Three Mage-Sisters' pseudo-HAL room.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 暗黒あんこくようさい ジャマハルダ!
Ankokuyōsai Jamaharuda!
Fortress of Darkness: Jamahalda!
"Fortress of Darkness: Jamahalda!" is the Japanese name for Fortress of Shadows - Jambastion.

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