John Robert Matz - Galbadia, My Home

from SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed by Materia Community

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Galbadia, My Home

"Galbadia, My Home" is my attempt to give the noble country of Galbadia a full-blown, 19th century European-style national anthem, full of the fervor, pride, and patriotism deserving of such a great nation. Inspired by a conversation with Elizabeth Zharoff (our soprano soloist, and the individual responsible for prompting this madness in the first place), I began to write the text, attempting to strike a balance between "O, Canada" and "Deutchland über alles" blending honor, dignity, and thinly-veiled expansionist goals in equal measure. With this piece, I knew no virtual orchestra of samples could hope to deliver the raw majesty required, so I broke out my array of instruments, creating a multi-tracked brass band, and enlisting the aid of a host of my Materia comrades to fill out the choir that would herald Galbadia's glory during the final stanza.


from SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed, released February 11, 2016
UPC 00841787132900
Ⓟ 2016 Materia Collective

John Robert Matz: Arranger, Lyricist, Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Horn, Baritone Horn, Tenor (solo)
Andrew Kroepel: Tuba
Ann Zeng: Alto
Bonnie Bogovich: Soprano, Alto
Nautilus T Party: Tenor, Bass
David Saulesco: Tenor, Bass
Doug Perry: Tenor, Bass
Elizabeth Zharoff: Soprano (solo)
Ian Martyn: Tenor, Bass
Jim Newsome: Bass
Jesse Buddington: Tenor, Bass
Jordan Chin: Tenor, Bass
Laura Intravia: Soprano, Alto
Liz Rishel: Soprano, Alto
Natalie Clyne: Soprano, Alto
Tim Rosko: Tenor, Bass

• "Galbadia"
Nobuo Uematsu (Composer)

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