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Snow Area

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Snow Area
Sample of "Snow Area" from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Details
Debut appearance Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando, Tadashi Ikegami, or Shogo Sakai
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"Snow Area"[conjectural title] is a theme from Kirby: Squeak Squad that plays in Ice Island - Stage 2.

Composition[edit]

Kirby navigates the snowy area.

"Snow Area" is a calm yet poignant theme in C major and 4/4. It starts off with a simple C-G-C accompaniment, as well as a rhythmically loose clarinet double dominant solo that immediately showcases the music's tonal instability. The string melody features a rising sequence of falling major triads, played twice. The first time it soon returns to its original height, while the second features a faint counterpoint in the likes of the intro, and the melody reaches G major. The nostalgic second section features a desending G minor scale-like synth passage similar to the fourth section of "Prism Plains". In its development it briefly reaches back up before ultimately descending to D minor. The development continues with frequent modulations before winding up at a prolonged dominant to C major. The track loops from the first section.