Shinra Mansion (Anxious Heart)


The Shinra Mansion (Anxious Heart) Piano solo arrangement.

Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Arranged by David Peacock
Performed by Augustine Mayuga Gonzales

I wanted to create a narrative with Anxious Heart, and since I've found it is primarily utilized as the theme of Nibelheim, I decided to recount the events that occur here from the perspective of a pianist in the Shinra Mansion. This piece starts in Nibelheim before the incidents, with the expedition to the Mako Reactor, Sephiroth’s realizations and spiraling emotions, leading to the destruction of Nibelheim and Cloud’s retribution on Sephiroth for destroying his hometown, ending with a straightforward exposition of “Anxious Heart” as we know it in-game.

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MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed

In addition to the 200+ wonderful musicians, I’ve got a couple of piano solo arrangements on this album.

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Featured artists include composers Will Roget, II (Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris), Jeff Ball (TimeSpinner), Dale North (Dragon Fantasy Book II), Francisco Cerda and John Robert Matz (Gunpoint), Kyle Landry, Smooth McGroove, Laura Intravia, String Player Gamer, Doug Perry, Kristin Naigus, Rozen, Videri String Quartet, Triforce Quartet and many more.


Reflecting on Nibelheim... ~On That Day, Five Years Ago~ #ff7 #piano #nobuouematsu #music #arrangement #drama #pno15

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Reflecting on Nibelheim (“On That Day, Five Years Ago…” FF7)

The main theme of FF7 has so many good variations, but I always find this version to be my favourite. I enjoyed adding inner moving lines and tensions, and imagine this might sound nice played by strings…