Snowy Fields (theme)
"Snowy Fields", named "Theme from Snowy Fields" in the British English version, is a theme from Kirby's Epic Yarn and its remake that plays in the stage with the same name, as well as Evergreen Lift. It was composed by Tomoya Tomita.
"Snowy Fields" is a cheerful orchestrated theme in C major and 4/4. It begins with a triumphant intro, which uses a variant of the "Flower Fields" melody, featuring a trumpet, sleigh bells, and harp glissandi; the latter two become recurring elements of the piece. Transitioning to the main melody is a characteristic wintery sequence of descending thirds and fourths. The violin melody is simple, switching from a high A to G and low G to A, thus forming plagal cadences, and then ending in a perfect cadence. This plays twice. The same functions continue in the lyrical second E-flat major section with a less spread out melody. Nearing its end, it slowly builds up, and the first section is reprised in G-flat/F-sharp major. Building up again with a flute trill and chords similar to the transitions of "Dusk Dunes", a grandiose modulation occurrs. The soulful new A major section moves up triads in first inversion three times, leading to the bright harmonies of F-sharp minor before returning with the addition of bells and repeating, reaching new heights the second time. After ending on a warm A major chord, the harmonies switch to F major, the subdominant back to C, and the track loops.
"Snowy Fields" was rearranged in the Kirby Memorial Arrangements album as part of the "Epic Yarn" medley, alongside "Fountain Gardens", "Big-Bean Vine" and "Dream Land". This remix was done by Megumi Ohara.
- "Snowy Fields" was written on Christmas (December 25th). The composer, Tomoya Tomita, loves snow and often thinks about Christmas when composing music for snow stages.
Names in other languages
tamagēru setsu gen
タマゲール is the Katakana spelling of 魂消る, meaning to be astonished or amazed
|Winter cotton land
|Pure white snow
|Latin American Spanish
- Hey Poor Player interview with Tomoya Tomita (archive)
- "Well, then, you’ll be interested to know I coincidentally wrote this piece on December 25th! Personally, I love snow. Every time the flakes start falling, I get giddy like a little kid. In that sense, it’s hard for me not to think about Christmas whenever I compose music for a snow stage." –Tomoya Tomita (Hey Poor Player interview)