This was written over six listens.
“The Summoning” is quite short, but also quite complete in its composition. It gets across what it needs to and does so without wasting a moment. When I first started I wasn’t sure as to what I was going to try and capture here. I think I mostly went for imagery and I tried to base it off the scene in Final Fantasy X for which it is used.
Turns out I didn’t remember it as well as I hoped, but I still gave an idea. I think I could’ve included more about the mystery of the whole thing, but what can you do?
Junya Nakano’s (仲野順也) “The Summoning” (“召喚“) is from Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack for Final Fantasy X. The soundtrack was composed by Nakano, Masashi Hamauzu (浜渦 正志) and Nobuo Uematsu (植松 伸夫).
I hope you enjoy.
Sounds shimmer and draw out, coming into a clear form and becoming whole and complete. They coalesce and become fuller in their sound. Moving alongside each other as the scenery invokes a sense of success and perhaps a sense of relief. Carefully points are touched upon and something underneath lurks, shifting the tone and revealing something a little foreboding, though not all are aware.
As the sounds continue on in their motion and movement and the scene is painted, they find a final moment and so close with a sense of completion and relief, though also with some questioning at the song’s end.