Jeff Swingle, John Robert Matz - I Want to Be Your Canary, Scene 2: Blank's Betrayal

from EIDOLON: Music From Final Fantasy IX by Materia Community

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Final Fantasy IX is bookended by “I Want to Be Your Canary,” a stage play performed by the members of the Tantalus Theater Troupe. “Canary”, laden with classic Shakespearean trappings, uses themes and motifs that reflect the arcs the characters take throughout the game. Nobuo Uematsu’s score for the play is ripe with lyrical melodies that translate well to voice, so the approach of a musical theatre arrangement was a natural fit. Our goal was to transport the listener fully into the game, so that they can experience its beautiful finale in an entirely new and refreshing way. And now, without further ado, we hope you enjoy tonight’s performance of “I Want to Be Your Canary!”


from EIDOLON: Music From Final Fantasy IX, released July 30, 2019
UPC 00811576032360
Ⓟ 2019 Materia Collective LLC

Jeff Swingle: Arranger, Producer, Cast (Flustered Nobleman)
John Robert Matz: Producer, Cast (Zidane Tribal (as Marcus)), Cast (Knights of Pluto), Trumpet, Arranger, Sound Designer, Mixing Engineer
Alex Hill: Tuba
Andrew Stern: Cello
Annie Rosen: Cast (Ruby (as Cornelia)), Lyricist
Bassoonify: Bassoon
Bonnie Bogovich: Cast (General Beatrix)
Brian Diamond: Cast (Cinna (as Himself))
Casey Raiha: Cast (Blank (as Himself))
Damian Nguyen: Oboe
Daniel Romberger: Trombone
Emmanuel Lagumbay: Sound Designer
Gregory Orosz: Flute, Piccolo
Harpsona: Harp
Jeff Ball: Violin, Viola
Joanne Moo: Harp
Joshua Alarcon: Cast (Baku (as King Leo))
Lori Syngajewski: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Marc Papeghin: Horn
Reven: Cast (Knight of Pluto), Lyricist
Michaela Nachtigall: Violin, Viola
Tiggs: Cast (Queen Garnet Til Alexandros XVII)
Travis Kindred: Bass
Trevor Alan Gomes: Cast (Captain Adelbert Steiner), Cast (Piano)

• "I Want to Be Your Canary (Final Fantasy IX)"
Uematsu Nobuo (Composer)

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