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Grand Opening

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Grand Opening
Various arrangements of "Grand Opening".
Details
Debut appearance Kirby Super Star (1996)
Last appearance Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Grand Opening"[Japanese title] is the opening theme of Kirby Super Star and its remake. It plays during all three variants of the opening cutscene of said games. The theme was composed by Jun Ishikawa.[1]

Composition[edit]

Kirby merrily flies through the grassy fields of Dream Land.

"Grand Opening" is a merry theme that is in C major, 4/4, and has a pretty fast tempo. It open up with a jingle that plays A-D with twinkling synths as the trumpets open up the song in rapid major-ninth sixteenth notes while keeping up the principal tonic of the theme. This jingle would later be referenced in Kirby Star Allies in the very beginning of "Let's Be Friends♡", another opening theme for that game. As Kirby faithfully rides through the grassy fields on his Warp Star, the scene transitions to the game's title screen and as a result, ends with a sudden fanfare.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star and its remake, "Grand Opening" can be heard during the cutscene of the same name, and also plays during the "Fly! Meta Knight" cutscene in Kirby Super Star Ultra. The theme can be found as track 01 in Kirby Super Star's Sound Test and track 000 in the remake's.

Other appearances[edit]

"Grand Opening" fittingly starts off the "Kirby Super Star Medley" in the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert. The medley was arranged by Shogo Sakai, and conducted by Taizo Takemoto, being the 6th in the concert.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タイトル[2]
グランドオープニング[3]
Taitoru
Gurandoōpuningu
Title
Grand Opening


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Very Best of Kirby: 52 Hit Tracks; while no specific credits are given, only Jun Ishikawa out of the two Kirby Super Star composers is credited for the tracks in the album.
  2. The Very Best of Kirby: 52 Hit Tracks
  3. Kirby Ultra Super Deluxe Original Sound Track