This was quick and written over one listen, though with a few early restarts so I could keep some pace going. Then I remembered that the song repeats itself.
I found it somewhat-difficult to write about this song. Perhaps it’s due to it feeling really short. Not sure.
Motoi Sakuraba’s (桜庭 統) “The First Book” is one of the songs used in Golden Sun. Unfortunately it does not appear as though there was ever an official release of the soundtrack; nor am I certain that “The First Book” is the actual title of the song, but at the very least that is what the song is known as.
I hope you enjoy.
A rising of strings, warm over a steady beat. Rises and falls, grand and triumphant, though this is only the start.
Looping around and the beat fills out more, building on the adventure to come. The fall lasts a little longer this time, then leads into a new section that almost seems like it’s a moment for a quick breather, though it remains as energetic as before. It keeps the sense of movement going before shifting into something just as triumphant as before.
The melody returns to its starting point and those feelings are reinforced. A slight tinge of sadness comes through, but it is far off in the background. Whilst this is a beginning, this also is a farewell of sorts. A long stretch lies ahead, though it doesn’t always seem that way.
And so the first steps are taken as the song ends.