Monday, March 14, 2016

Final Yamato (Miyagawa, Haneda, 1982-83)



      The final film in the "classic run" of the Space Battleship Yamato series was "Final Yamato" (Space Battleship Yamato: Final Saga: 宇宙戦艦ヤマト・完結編), which was also the longest animated film ever made, up to that time.  Suitably enough, it also has 5 full Sound Almanac CD releases attached to it (6 if you count the Music Addendum), amounting to a mammoth amount of music.  The film score and its many derivations were naturally again composed by Hiroshi Miyagawa (宮川泰) and pianist Haneda "Haneken" Kentaro (羽田 健太郎), who had worked so well on the previous Yamato scores. Some of the music (on Prelude to Final Yamato) was also arranged by Hiroshi Miyagawa's son, Akira Miyagawa (宮川 彬良), who would go on to work on all of the music for the post-millennial Yamato 2199.


     With so many hours of music, it's frankly astounding that the quality is as good as it actually is, though it does take a certain amount of fortitude and patience to digest it all (the guide below should make it much easier, though).  The material for the opening "galactic collision" and destruction of Dengil is epic and foreboding, and the sinister music for Uruk and its warlord rulers is suitably militaristic with a strong dose of Spanish-flavored acoustic guitar (OK, this I admit, might be a controversial touch, but it does sound pretty cool).  The Yamato's final sacrifice also gets an extended symphonic treatment, including a kind of piano concerto (which would be revisited in Yamato Resurrection with no less than Beethoven's own Piano Concerto 5!).  Many of the smaller chamber arrangements of the themes are also actually very delightful, and there is less synthesizer used here than in the previous film.  The new themes for this installment include melodies for Planet Aquarius, Shima's sacrifice, Yuki's sorrow, the Dengil Empire, General Lugarl, Kodai and Okita, the Dengil Boy, and Yamato's Funeral.  As usual there are a few new action cues based off of iconic Yamato motifs.


    The film story itself describes a water planet, Aquarius, which wanders through the universe in a galactic orbit, spreading water to various planets and thereby giving life (or destroying it, if life existed there beforehand).  After the planet Dengil is flooded (coinciding with the collision of two galaxies), Dengil Emperor Lugarl decides to warp Aquarius to Earth 6,000 years ahead of schedule in order to flood it and then emigrate there.  The Yamato investigates and defeats the Dengil conquerors on their massive city-satellite Uruk. Unfortunately, Aquarius has already been warped to Earth, so the Yamato is used as an interplanetary floating bomb to disperse the water spout from Aquarius, thus saving the Earth.

City Satellite Uruk
     Since the initial release of the film was somewhat delayed, fans in 1982 were treated to a "Prelude (Overture) to Final Yamato", which was a kind of narrated "image album" (music inspired by) related to the overarching ideas of the Final Yamato story.  It begins with ancient Yayoi flute music of Japan, leading to modern music (honoring the Japanese battleship Yamato), and then ends in a collage of iconic music cues from the entire Space Battleship Yamato series (with producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki himself speaking on the last track).  The Sound Almanac version includes the original version with narration over the music, but the Music Addendum set includes the Eternal Edition version without the voice-over layers.  Tracks 4, 5 and 7 were used in the final film score (without the narration of course).


Prelude to Final Yamato
Trk Dur Title Film sequence (if any), Music analysis
1 5:23 The Water Legend (Symphonic poem.)
0:00: Primitive (Yayoi period) flute solo accompanied by sparse percussion
1:10: Oboe solo over low orchestral percussion, joined by winds, high string glissandi
2:23: Lively orchestral theme, somewhat folk-like
3:22: Uptempo orchestral folk figures
4:20: Back to lively theme
2 4:56 The Mythology of Aquarius (Symphonic poem.)
0:00: Universe Spreading Out Into Infinity on piano and female vocal (some chimes), then strings
1:45: Hint of Aquarius theme, dark accents/figures building
3:11: Aquarius theme in brass over swirling strings, becoming subdued
4:00:  Universe Spreading Out Into Infinity on strings, then joined by female vocal
3 7:40 The Galaxies Collide (Symphonic poem.)
0:00: Yamato theme in a militaristic variation
0:38: Organ/synth accents, Galaxy Collision brass figure (1:02), then in strings, forceful brass
1:57: Regal theme in brass, Desslar Loneliness motif
2:38: Galaxy Collision theme resumes in brass, etc building to an explosion with synth effects, followed by more Galaxy Collision motifs
4:12: Desslar Loneliness surfacing
5:03: Desslar Loneliness in quiet march variation
5:45: Yamato in quiet march
6:20: Galaxy Collision theme in high strings, suspenseful synth figures with Desslar Loneliness surfacing, tremolo strings/high piano chords
4 6:48 Great Dengil Empire General Lugarl launches its attack on the solar system and the EDF responds.  Also retracked: On Uruk, Kodai faces off against Emperor Lugarl (cuts off as Lugarl accidentally shoots his son, the Dengil boy).  (Non-narrated version found on Sound Almanac Music Addendum used.)
0:00: Militaristic percussion
0:25: Dengil Empire theme in brass
1:06: Dengil Empire theme variation on strings/brass
1:40: Return to first version
2:10: Harp leads to quieter instrumental solos based on Lugarl theme, sometimes interrupted by Dengil theme
3:32: Layers of string figures building and joined by brass, into violin cadenza, strings
4:40: Dengil Empire theme returns
5:22: Recap from intro
5 9:36 Planet of Water Aquarius ~
Queen of Aquarius
Dr. Sado explains the orbit of Aquarius and how its waters gave life to Earth 4 billion of years ago.   Yuki wonders about the whereabouts of the Yamato.  (Excerpt of non-narrated version found on Sound Almanac Music Addendum used in film.)
0:00: Ethereal textures on strings/piano chord rhythm
0:54: Planet of Water Aquarius theme on female choir/soloist, flute and oboe/harp, soon joined by string glissandi
2:14: Variation on strings, leading to accented figures with brass
3:13: Planet of Water Aquarius theme led by winds again, going into a variation, swirling wind/strings
4:12: Queen of Aquarius theme on piano/strings, joined by wind ornaments
5:10: Orchestra joins theme, becoming more accented
6:00: Piano solo (cadenza)
7:34: Orchestra returns, adding energetic rhythms and accents, piano solo, subdued strings
8:27: Planet of Water Aquarius theme on violin/piano, winds/swirling strings, finale cadence
6 4:29 Yamato Sortie (Image song)
0:00: Tremolo figures, then action cue using Dengil Empire and Aquarius themes with syncopated drums
1:35: Aquarius and Dengil in slower layers, figure from Yamato Damaged (Bolero), blending all of the above with Yamato motifs
3:06: Dengil Empire theme in big chords
3:39: Yamato theme in slow march, finale cadence
7 12:31 Space Battleship Yamato Memorial Mostly a collage of clips of previous recordings.  Ending segment (Theme of Yamato‘s Funeral) is new, and excerpted as BGM 27.
0:00: The Universe Spreading Out Into Infinity (with vocal)
1:35: Be Forever Yamato Medley: New Space, Double Galaxy, etc
3:13: Yamato New Voyage Medley: New Cosmo Tiger, Goruba theme, Parting
5:01: Farewell SBY Medley: White Comet, Desslar: Loneliness, Great Love: Yuki
8:11: The Universe Spreading Out Into Infinity (with vocal)
9:08: Theme of Yamato‘s Funeral


    The "Final Yamato" film's release was accompanied before and after by three "Music Collection" (MC1, MC2, MC3) albums released by Columbia, and two "Theme Music" albums from Tokuma/Animage.  These consisted of more "image tracks", symphonic concert versions, alternate chamber arrangements, and some cues actually used in the film itself.  These five albums are all collected on the three Sound Almanac Final Yamato Music Collection releases.

    The first of the three Collections explores some of the new themes for the characters and races.  Tracks 1-10 are the same as the Columbia MC1 release, with the last 3 tracks from the Tokuma Theme albums (which I don't have, hence the sparser descriptions).  All of the tracks with headers in parentheses are unused in the film (for example, tracks 3-6, etc. below).  Prior to the film's release, the story was presented on an overnight radio dramatization, and music exclusive to this production is also noted below.

Final Yamato Music Collection 1
Trk Dur Title Film sequence (if any), Music analysis
1 3:50 Aquarius -
Planet of Water
Yamato arrives at Aquarius and descends to its ocean.
0:00: Synth textures, 4-note ostinato motif
0:43: Aquarius A theme in strings, joined by wordless female vocal/rhythm, then B variation with new wind and vocal figures
2:18: Return to Aquarius theme in strings, then B variation with female vocal
3:04: Violin leads theme, supported by horns
3:26: Finale with vocal in A theme
2 6:05 Aquarius -
4.5 Billion Years
Film Prologue Pt 1: The narrator reflects on the mysteries of space and the formation of the universe.
0:00: Tremolo strings, ornamental figures, building to brass fanfares
1:06: Poignant string figure, piano and falling strings
1:31: Main theme in high strings with slow rhythm and falling ornamental figures
2:18: Modulation/development
2:41: Theme development in lush strings, swirling textures
3:03: Main theme in vibraphone/strings, development
4:13: Main theme in accented piano chords adding ornamental scales, eventually fading out
3 5:05 Grievous Sortie of Yamato (Symphonic track, excerpts used in the Final Yamato trailer.)
0:00: Yamato Rises! (Yamato Sleeps In The Setting Sun) figure
0:31: Slow march loosely using Yamato-like motifs, eventually relaxing into a groove with accent cadences
1:38: Yamato theme surfaces as melody, ends
2:07: Repeat with more emphasis in winds, strings, etc
4 4:00 Lugarl Jr.'s War (For Final Yamato radio drama broadcast.)
0:00: Action cue with fast lilting figures, militaristic fanfares
1:01: Acoustic guitar duo (Spanish flavor)
1:35, Violin enters with gypsy-flavored theme, guitar/tremolo strings, brass
2:44: Back to fanfarish figures, recap, finale cadence
5 3:25 Yuki (For Final Yamato radio drama broadcast.)
0:00: Yuki's theme on piano, then joined by violin, B theme, A theme
1:47: Yuki's theme on violin/strings, acoustic guitar/rhythm, piano/guitar/violin
6 4:13 The History of Uruk (Symphonic version of History of the Uruk, BGM 5)
0:00: Low foreboding textures, building
1:04: Uruk theme on strings/rhythm, then with brass, piano accents
2:43: Recap led by strings/piano
7 4:03 Naval Battle of Pluto General Lugarl's attack on the solar system concludes with the defeat of Earth.
0:00: Tense string figures
0:24: Suspenseful brass figures/accents, picked up by strings/rhythm
1:16: Uptempo groove with electric guitar, brass, etc
1:42: Swirling strings interlude, accents, theme groove
3:10: Theme on violin solo, then with orchestra/rhythm
8 4:04 Planet Dengil (For Final Yamato radio drama broadcast.)
0:00: Tremolo figures in strings/winds/perc, developing
0:33: "Sparkling" theme in piano/rhythm, interrupted with a brief brass cadence
1:58: New thematic material led by trumpets, back to slower figures
2:48: Recap
9 5:41 FIGHT!
Cosmo Tiger
(For Final Yamato radio drama broadcast.)
Fight! Cosmo Tiger II extended rock/jazz variation
0:00: Funky intro, theme on el. guitars, trumpets, sax solos, accents, double sax solo, funky intro, drums solo
2:53: Intro material, guitar theme recap with added background electric piano, theme on trumpets, saxophones solo, accents, intro material with added timpani, double drum solo
10 4:36 Aquarius -
Planet of Mystery
The ancient surface of Aquarius is revealed in all its glory.
0:00: Theme in piano solo, joined by strings, brass
0:49: Theme in violins, strings, joined by winds
1:38: Piano leads theme development
3:30: Theme led by violins (recap)
11 New Cosmo Zero (For Final Yamato radio drama broadcast.)
12 3:07 War of
Emperor Lugarl
(Same as BGM 16) General Lugarl attacks the Yamato on Aquarius near the Aquarius warp station.
0:00: Tense figures into fast action rhythm with brass fanfare figures, Mobile Fortress motifs, etc,
0:49: Lugarl theme on strings, then accented figures
1:26: Repeat, ending in rising brass accent figures.
13 Kodai, Thank Goodness. (Symphonic version of Kodai, Thank Goodness.)

    The second collection has pieces which are arranged somewhat in film sequence.  Tracks 1-13 are the Columbia MC2 release, and the last 3 tracks are from the Tokuma Theme albums.


Final Yamato Music Collection 2
Trk Dur Title Film sequence (if any), Music analysis
1 4:16 Disaster in Space:
Two Galaxies 
(Expanded symphonic ver. of Disaster in Space: Two Galaxies, BGM 1)
0:00: Mysterious string/brass/piano figures, building
1:00: Main theme in strings/brass, violins
1:51: Bridge, theme in faster tempo, developed
3:20: Theme motif in various strings, piano accents into a bombastic variation/finale
2 6:25 Planet Dengil Drowns
(Flooding of Planet Dengil)
(Symphonic version of Flooding of Planet Dengil, BGM 2)
0:00: Dramatic orchestral action cue opening with build to swooping horns/trumpet accents, a sweeping violin figure, swooping accents again, leading to variation with more martial percussion.
2:05: Falling strings lead to relaxed, lush string A theme, then featured on piano/rhythm, strings
3:30: B theme (variations), brass cadence, low strings/winds variation
4:40: A theme recap featured on piano/rhythm, strings
5:31: B theme, ending cadence.
3 3:01 Mobile Fortress (Mobile Fortress version A.)
0:00: Dengil fanfare, fragment of Lugarl theme as a slow falling motif in low brass/rhythm section, strings/rhythm, electric surf guitar ornaments, timpani
1:31: Recap descending motif theme with more surf guitar, cricket clickers, etc
4 1:55 Hyper Radiation Missile (same as BGM 4) General Lugarl attacks and disables the Yamato with Hyper Radiation Missiles.
Fast brass-driven action cue supported by xylophone and timpani, swirling strings, tremolo accents, etc.
5 2:29 Great Demon Kodai leads a task force into the Uruk temple. The Dengil boy (the Emperor's other son) leads Kodai deeper inside.
Brass and gong dramatic figures, leading to "Roman" low brass figures, low timpani, gongs, foreboding swooping trombones
6 3:57 Final Yamato (Symphonic version.)
0:00: Pastoral/elegiac Final Yamato theme featured on strings, acoustic guitar/rhythm, violin/piano, flute/strings, oboe, etc.
3:31: Violin solo
7 4:28 Sorrow (Unused.)
0:00: Lush string figure opening
0:23: Relaxed theme on oboe over piano/bass, joined by harp, moving to flute, strings/rhythm
1:51: Theme developed on violin
2:18: Interlude with violin/horns/trombones, strings
3:14: Recap with added harp, glockenspiel, celesta, etc
8 2:24 Gigantic Battleship Garnvolst Robot Horse Attack: Emperor Lugarl leads the ground attack as manned drones attack the Yamato from the air (title is based on unused scene).
0:00: Fast action cue with heavy timpani downbeat
0:27: Dengil Empire theme
0:49: Lugarl theme on acoustic guitar featured over galloping drums
1:43: Recap Dengil Empire theme
9 3:13 Kodai and Yamato (Kodai (I) and Yamato instrumental version w guitar solo)
0:00: Ballad string theme with acoustic guitar featured over slow rhythm/piano/trumpet/etc.
1:27: Recap with piano also featured
2:25: Strings coda
10 4:02 Unfortunate Dengil Boy (Version B.)
0:00: Relaxed Dengil Boy theme on strings/acoustic guitar/rhythm, melody on vibraphone, flute, trumpets, violins
2:10: Interlude on violins/rhythm/etc
3:01: Recap featuring trumpets, violins
11 1:59 Two in the
Cosmo Zero
(Symphonic version.)
0:00: Opening tremolo fanfare, action theme with rhythm, frenetic xylophone, brass, etc.
0:30: Uptempo B theme on guitar/brass/etc
1:02: Recap with different B arrangement (guitar featured more)
12 3:34 Aquarius Requiem (Symphonic version.)
0:00: Low strings/timpani intro, poignant Aquarius Requiem string theme, eventually joined by subtle synth in B theme
2:12: Rising, more hopeful string motif, then blending with main theme
13 9:48 Symphony of Aquarius Captain Okita pilots Yamato alone against the raging flood waters of Aquarius.  The Yamato explodes and diverts the Aquarius water spout into an orbiting water oasis.
0:00: Held chord into accent, followed by piano cadenza
0:52: Aquarius Requiem theme featured in violins, leading to piano development
2:33: Tempo increases with more intense figures, brass accents, piano ornaments
3:38: Galloping rhythms join, followed by various featured group figures
4:08: String groups in a fugue canon, joined by brass, building to climax
4:50 Piano cadenza
5:33: Orchestra enters, fragments of Aquarius Requiem, developed figures building to climax
7:01: Aquarius Requiem theme led by strings (recap), piano ornaments/brass accents
8:55: Ending cadences
14 Dengil Boy's
Theme
(Version B)
15 Okita and Kodai (Okita and Kodai (father and son) variation A)
16 Sorrowful Bolero (Symphonic version with an added prelude)


    The third volume includes a few so-called "easy-listening" style arrangements of themes, but otherwise has the same symphonic suite concept as the other two Music Collections.  Tracks 1-11 are the Columbia MC3 release, and the last 3 tracks are karaoke versions of 3 songs.


Final Yamato Music Collection 3
Trk Dur Title Film sequence (if any), Music analysis
1 2:51 The Neutrino Beam Miracle (1) Uruk’s neutrino beam shield activates to stop Yamato‘s charge (destroying General Lugarl's returning ship as well). The Emperor fires the Neutrino beam towards the Yamato, which envelopes the ship.
0:00: Low textures with piano building into sparkling winds/string tremoli/muted brass/etc
1:02: Building textures, brass fanfarish figures
1:39: Romantic/dramatic figures with drum rolls/harp/etc, ending with big tutti chords.
2 2:01 Final Yamato  Battle (Symphonic version.)
0:00: Final Yamato theme: string accents into noble brass/drum march figures/fanfares
1:03: Final Yamato theme in strings, brass
3 5:04 Kodai and Yamato (Symphonic version of song.)
0:00: Kodai (I) and Yamato theme with violin featured over guitar/vibraphone/etc.
1:54: Kodai and Yamato theme on strings, acoustic guitar, trumpet, guitar, violins, piano, guitar
4:28: Lush violin/pizz. celli coda
4 4:44 Dengil Boy's Theme (Version C.)
0:00: Relaxed Dengil Boy theme on acoustic guitar/strings/rhythm, melody on violin, trumpet (flugelhorn?), violins
1:56: Interlude on violin/rhythm/etc
2:42: Recap featuring trumpets, violins
3:34: Theme as coda/cadenza on poignant strings, violin
5 2:42 Yamato Departs With Dengil forces eradicated from the solar system, Yamato prepares to leave to investigate Aquarius.
0:00: Fast rhythms in strings, fanfarish brass, drum/strings, figures from The Flooding of Dengil/Planet Dengil Drowns
0:50: Interlude: lush string theme from Flooding of Planet Dengil, dancing rhythms in winds/strings/percussion/brass
1:44: Recap
6 4:16 Okita and Kodai (Okita and Kodai (father and son) variation B.)
0:00: Theme in strings, then violin over rhythm
1:39: Theme in acoustic guitar, piano
3:18: Recap in strings
7 5:10 Flooding of Planet Dengil (2nd half -ie: piano concerto w violin solo - of symphonic Flooding of Planet Dengil from MC2.2)
0:00: Falling strings lead to relaxed, lush string A theme, then featured on piano/rhythm, strings
1:27: B theme (variations), brass cadence, low strings/winds variation
2:34: A theme recap on piano/rhythm, strings, violin solo, piano/strings
4:16: B theme, ending cadence.
8 2:31 Leader Lugarl's Battle General Lugarl's fighters engage the Cosmo Tigers in a dogfight (variation of War of Emperor Lugarl BGM 16 with guitar)
0:00: Falling strings into fast action cue based on Lugarl theme motifs, acoustic guitar featured
1:20: Piano takes lead melody
2:04: Swirling strings fade out
9 3:32 Yuki's Theme (Version B.)
0:00: Yuki's theme on piano, violin/strings/rhythm
0:46: B theme on piano/rhythm
1:11: Main theme on piano, theme variation led by strings
1:47: Themes ornamented on acoustic guitar
2:56: Theme variation led by violin/strings, coda
10 4:28 Shima's Theme Shima dies and Kodai cries. Okita salutes. (used in film from 3:05)
0:00: Shima's theme on piano/violins/bass, led by violin
0:45: Variation led by violin, theme and variation on acoustic guitar
1:54: Piano leads theme and variation
2:40: Violin leads
3:05: Brass fanfare to pained tremolo strings, more urgent variation of Shima's theme led by violins
11 3:30 Aquarius Requiem II (Chamber version of MC2.12.)
0:00: Aquarius Requiem A theme in oboe/bass/drums, flute/rhythm
0:51: Violins/piano lead B theme
1:35: Aquarius Requiem A theme on solo piano, eventually joined by rhythm for B theme, ending
12 Kodai (I) and Yamato (Yamato Karaoke Collection 5)
13 Yamato Tribute:
Poseidon
(Yamato Karaoke Collection 5)
14 Space Battleship Yamato ’83 (Instrumental portion of Space Battleship Yamato ’83.  Yamato Karaoke Collection 5, also used for Final Yamato radio drama broadcast)


    The fifth Sound Almanac release is the film score itself (BGM), of which almost every track was used in the film.  At the end are some bonus cues which were only used for some LVD arcade games in 1995.

The Yamato under attack on Uruk.

Final Yamato BGM Score
Trk Dur Title Film sequence, Music analysis
1 1:23 Disaster in Space:
Two Galaxies 
Opening Credit Sequence, the narrator shows 2 galaxies crashing through each other, affecting both Desslar's empire and the Bolar Empire.
Foreboding figures led by strings with piano ornaments, rising main theme in brass/violins, building in intensity.
2 2:53 Flooding of Planet Dengil Yamato appears, navigating through asteroid swarm.  Planet Dengil is deluged by a water spout from Aquarius.  The Yamato rescues a Dengil boy (The Emperor's youngest son).
0:00: Dramatic orchestral action cue opening with build to swooping horns/trumpet accents, a sweeping violin figure, etc
1:17: New thematic figures with timpani accents
3 0:18 Chord of the Mobile Fortress A Dengil General Lugarl’s ship appears.
Dramatic action cadence (variant of Mobile Fortress, MC2.3, BGM 15).
4 1:54 Hyper Radiation Missile General Lugarl attacks and disables the Yamato with Hyper Radiation Missiles.
Fast brass-driven action cue driven by xylophone/brass tremoli and timpani, swirling strings, accented figures, etc.
5 3:37 The History of Uruk City Satellite Uruk makes its first appearance and Emperor Lugarl outlines his plan to emigrate to Earth after Aquarius has killed off all of the humans.   He sends General Lugarl (the elder of his 2 sons) to confine the Earthlings to the planet.  Also retracked later for when a defeated General Lugarl reports to Emperor Lugarl, after which the Emperor reveals Dengil’s secret link to Earth’s past.
0:00: Dark timpani and low strings, joined by militaristic percussion and eventually brass. 
1:05: Theme on male chorus with rhythm section, leading to bridge with piano added, more choir, back to theme, etc.
6 1:03 Aquarius Changes Uruk warps Planet Aquarius closer towards Earth.  Also retracked each time Uruk warps Aquarius closer to Earth, and later when Kodai realizes a plan to deal with the crisis.
Falling dramatic figure in brass, with timpani roll, cymbals.
7 0:48 Death of Kodai Yuki enters Yamato‘s bridge to find Kodai on the edge of death (since he didn't put on his helmet in time).  Sanada stops her from shooting herself in grief.
Poignant figures in violins, piano, drums, bass.
8 4:58 Sorrow of Yuki (Symphonic/pop version of Death of Kodai, unused)
0:00: Theme in violins, soon joined by other strings/piano
0:53: Theme variation on violin/rhythm, strings
2:07: Theme with accents
2:55: Theme on piano, joined by violin, acoustic guitar/rhythm, variation on strings/rhythm, etc.
9 1:05 Kodai, Thank Goodness. Yuki is there when Kodai recovers in the EDF hospital.
Yuki theme on acoustic guitar supported by harp strums (Yuki's theme also on MC1.5 and MC3.9).
10 0:47 Innocent
Dengil Boy
After Yamato gets underway, the rescued Dengil boy playfully interacts with Dr. Sado and Yuki.
Dengil Boy theme on acoustic guitar, piano, rhythm section (also on MC2.10, 14, MC3.4).
11 3:43 Fight!
Cosmo Tiger
II
Cosmo Tigers launch into battle against the General Lugarl's  capital ships.  Also retracked for when after Yamato lands on Uruk, the Cosmo Tigers launch and turn the tables on their attackers.
Opens with a BGM1 action motif (Black Tigers), leading to winding, uptempo action-driven theme on strings, then trumpets, electric guitar solo 1, theme on trombones, violins, trumpets.  The middle section is based on tremolo accents and various syncopated figures, followed by recap, theme on guitar, trumpets, guitar solo 2. (1st version used for radio dramatization is on MC1.9).
12 3:32 Sorrowful Bolero EDF forces sacrifice themselves to protect the Yamato from Hyper Radiation Missiles.  The Dengil fighters momentarily back off and the EDF  rescue ships collect their wounded. 
Winds featured in a bolero, then brass, strings in a variation, brass, interlude featuring various groups (at 1:53), recap.
13 0:18 Attack The EDF rescue forces are ambushed by Dengil fighters in a sneak attack.
Dark accents in brass and drums.
14 2:41 Attack of Uruk Kodai and Yuki fly recon in the Cosmo Zero to locate Lugarl's main carrier.  They briefly engage Dengil fighters.
Fast-changing action cue with various motifs including Dengil Empire motif (0:08), Fight Cosmo Tiger II figure (0:21) (and lots of timpani!).
15 4:10 Mobile Fortress (Mobile Fortress version B, unused.)
0:00: Dengil fanfare, fragment of Lugarl theme as a slow falling motif in low brass/rhythm section, strings/rhythm
1:04: faster tempo variation on Lugarl theme, leading into acoustic guitar solo on Lugarl B theme over soft strings
1:55: Slow strings/rhythm on Lugarl B theme, soon joined by guitar/brass accents, going back to slow falling theme, various tempos, ending in Dengil fanfare
16 3:07 War of Emperor Lugarl General Lugarl attacks the Yamato on Aquarius near the Aquarius warp receiving station (similar to Leader Lugarl's Battle, MC3.8, but without guitar lead).
0:00: Tense figures into fast action rhythm with brass fanfare figures, Mobile Fortress motifs, etc,
0:49: Lugarl theme on strings, then accented figures
1:26: Repeat, ending in rising brass accent figures.
17 5:39 Grand Theme of Uruk General Lugarl’s fleet is wiped out by the Wave-Motion Gun. Yamato pursues him back to Uruk.  General Lugarl apologizes to the Emperor.
0:00: Lugarl theme on strings, becoming a slow military march
0:56: Interlude into new rhythm/theme, Lugarl theme
1:56: Lugarl theme variation in low strings with strummed acoustic guitar ornaments
2:28: Accents, figures from War of Emperor Lugarl
3:00: Falling winds, harp lead to Lugarl theme as an acoustic guitar cadenza
4:00: Trumpet joins guitar on Lugarl theme
4:28: Recap Lugarl military march, etc.
18 1:09 The Neutrino Beam Miracle (2) Sanada realizes that leaking Wave Motion Energy has formed a screen around the ship, protecting it from the Neutrino beam.  Okita orders the Yamato to use the leaking WM energy as a shield so they can break thru the Uruk City Neutrino shield and land on the city surface.
Accents into dramatic build up.
19 4:07 Battle of the Temple Dengil fighters attack the Yamato while the Yamato's shock cannons pummel the Uruk warp generator shields.  Emperor Lugarl rallies his ground forces while mounted on a robot unicorn.
0:00: Fast piano-driven rhythm with light brass theme, then strings/rhythm
1:20: ac. guitar theme, then tempo drops to more dark mood, brass leads
2:21: Main theme in brass (recap of first part without dark mood section)
20 1:22 Struggle of Daisuke Shima Shima is mortally wounded in the battle, but soldiers on.  Kodai launches in his Cosmo Zero.
Shima's theme on sad strings.
21 1:07 Dengil Boy's Death Kodai is outraged at Emperor Lugarl’s lack of remorse at shooting his own son.  The Emperor escapes and the boy says his last words. Aquarius warps away towards Earth.
Dengil Boy theme on poignant strings, violin/strings.
22 3:45 Thoughts of Shima As City-Satellite Uruk self-destructs, Kodai flies back to the Yamato, and despite his wounds, Shima struggles to get Yamato off the ground.  Without enough energy to lift off, Okita tells Shima to use reverse rockets and descend down through the collapsing city.  The Emperor's forces escape in their own ships.
0:00: Suspense figures, Shima's theme on strings, then joined by rhythm section, variation featuring winds
2:00: Shima's theme on piano/strings/rhythm, eventually climaxing on strings, ending on a subdued string coda
23 1:24 Thoughts of Shima
(strings)
(Variant of Thoughts of Shima)
Shima's theme on solo violin, then joined by strings.
24 0:56 Symphony of Aquarius
(edit)
Yamato pursues Aquarius, now on course for Earth (edit of Symphony of Aquarius)
Bass figures, joined by violins and other strings in a fugue-like canon, then building with piano.
25 1:09 Decision Okita reveals his plan to Kodai and they discuss the future.
Okita and Kodai theme on solo acoustic guitar.
26 1:21 Okita and Kodai: Farewell  Okita tells Kodai and Yuki to live for the future. 
Okita and Kodai theme variation on strings.
27 3:17 Theme of Yamato‘s Funeral Excerpt starting from 1:36: Kodai, Yuki and the crew send off Captain Okita with a final salute
0:00: Theme on male choir.
1:36: Theme on orchestra, later joined by snare rolls.
28 4:45 Aquarius -
4.5 Billion Years
(with vocal)
Film Prologue Pt 2 (with scat) Aquarius appears and its legend explained, title.  Also retracked for when the Queen of Aquarius appears and explains the role of Aquarius as a life-bringer/changer to the galaxy, but which is now under Dengil’s control.  Also used at the end when Yamato takes its last voyage into infinity.
0:00: High arpeggios leading to lush string figures
0:31: Aquarius theme led by wordless female vocal, soon joined by full choir/winds
1:17: Theme modulated and developed, rhythm builds
2:01: Theme variation in winds, strings, winds
2:45: Theme  led by wordless female vocal (recap), ending on theme led on by male choir
29 0:11 Chord of Okita’s Revival  (from 35mm version of Final Yamato, when Okita is revealed as alive)
Tension cadence.
30 0:14 Chord of Hyper Radiation Missile  (“Stinger” variant, 1995 Final Yamato LVD arcade game)
Tension cadence.
31 0:19 Chord of the Moving Fortress B (1995 Final Yamato LVD arcade game)
Tension cadence.
32 0:25 Chord of the Great Demon  (“Stinger” variant 1995 Final Yamato LVD arcade game)
Tension cadence.



    The actual sequence in which tracks from the above 5 albums were used in the film can be seen below (with a good helping of thanks to CosmoDNA's article on Final Yamato's music).  Retracked music from previous albums are noted in between the tracks (bottom of rows).

Tracks Used in Film Sequence
(FYI: Many tracks are edited versions, for example MC1.2 beginning is edited into BGM 28)
CD Trk Dur Title Film sequence, Music analysis
MC1 2 6:05 Aquarius -
4.5 Billion Years
Film Prologue Pt 1: The narrator opines on of the mysteries of space and the formation of the universe.
0:00: Tremolo strings, ornamental figures, building to brass fanfares
1:05: End
BGM 28 4:45 Aquarius -
4.5 Billion Years
(with vocal)
Film Prologue Pt 2 (with wordless female vocal) Aquarius appears and its legend explained, title.
0:13: Lush string figures
0:31: Aquarius theme led by wordless female vocal, soon joined by full choir/winds
1:17: Theme modulated and developed, rhythm builds
2:01: Theme variation in winds, strings, winds
2:45: End
BGM 1 1:23 Disaster in Space:
Two Galaxies 
Opening Credit Sequence, the narrator shows two galaxies crashing through each other, affecting both Desslar's empire and the Bolar Empire.
Foreboding figures led by strings with piano ornaments, rising main theme, building in intensity.
BGM 2 2:53 Flooding of Planet Dengil Yamato appears, navigating through asteroid swarm.
0:00: Dramatic orchestral action cue opening with build to swooping horns/trumpet accents, a sweeping violin figure, etc
1:17: New thematic figures with timpani accents
FSBY 26: Desslar’s Death (Requiem): Yamato discovers the lifeless ruins of Desslar's capital on Galman.
Flooding of Planet Dengil (excerpt repr.): Dengil is deluged by a water spout from Aquarius.  The Yamato rescues a Dengil boy (The Emperor's youngest son).
BGM 3 0:18 Chord of the Moving Fortress A Dengil General Lugarl’s ship appears
Dramatic action cadence (variant of Mobile Fortress, MC2.3).
BGM 4 1:54 Hyper Radiation Missile General Lugarl attacks and disables the Yamato and crew with Hyper Radiation Missiles.
Fast brass-driven action cue driven by xylophone/brass tremoli and timpani, swirling strings, accented figures, etc.
SBY-SS 1: The Universe Spreading Into Infinity: Yamato plunges out of control, then recovers by auto-pilot.
BGM 5 3:37 The History of Uruk City Satellite Uruk makes its first appearance and Emperor Lugarl outlines his plan to emigrate to Earth after Aquarius has killed off all of the humans.   He sends General Lugarl (the elder of his 2 sons) to confine the Earthlings to the planet.  Also retracked later for when a defeated General Lugarl reports to Emperor Lugarl, after which the Emperor reveals Dengil’s secret link to Earth’s past.
0:00: Dark timpani and low strings, joined by militaristic percussion and eventually brass. 
1:05: Theme on male chorus with rhythm section, leading to bridge with piano added, more choir, back to theme, etc.
BGM 6 1:03 Aquarius Changes Uruk warps Planet Aquarius closer towards Earth.
Falling dramatic figure in brass, with timpani roll, cymbals.
PRE 5 9:36 Planet of Water Aquarius ~
Queen of Aquarius
Dr. Sado explains the orbit of Aquarius and how its waters gave life to Earth 4 billion of years ago.   Yuki wonders about the whereabouts of the Yamato (about a minute excerpt used in film).
0:54: Aquarius theme on female choir/soloist, flute and oboe/harp, soon joined by string glissandi
Y:NV BGM 1: Yamato Meditation ~ Great Love (little over a minute): Yamato descends to Earth on autopilot.   Yuki and Dr. Sado investigate the victims.
BGM 7 0:48 Death of Kodai Yuki enters Yamato‘s bridge to finds Kodai on the edge of death (since he didn't put on his helmet in time).  Sanada stops her from shooting herself in grief.
Poignant figures in violins, piano, drums, bass.
FY ORIGINAL BGM 5: The evacuation from Earth begins. 
BGM 9 1:05 Kodai, Thank Goodness. Yuki is there when Kodai recovers in the EDF hospital.
Yuki theme on acoustic guitar supported by harp strums.
PRE 4 6:48 Great Dengil Empire General Lugarl launches its attack on the solar system and the EDF responds (about 2 minutes).
0:00: Militaristic percussion
0:25: Dengil Empire theme in brass
1:06: Dengil Empire theme variation on strings/brass
1:40: Return to first version
(4) Hyper Radiation Missile: General Lugarl's forces evade the WMGs and fire Hyper Radiation missiles - the EDF fleet is wiped out.
MC1 7 4:03 Naval Battle of Pluto General Lugarl's attack on the solar system concludes with the defeat of the Earth forces (less than 2 minutes).
0:00: Tense string figures
0:24: Suspenseful brass figures/accents, picked up by strings/rhythm
1:16: Uptempo groove with electric guitar, brass, etc
Kodai (I) and Yamato (v:Isao Sasaki): Kodai (now resigned) visits the dormant Yamato.
SBY-SS 2 The Birth: The Yamato marching theme (brief): the crew gathers to greet the new captain. Everyone is shocked to learn it is a revived Captain Okita.
SBY-SS 2: (Somber Yamato, Yamato theme, etc.): Yamato leaves the dock and launches.
BGM 10 0:47 Innocent
Dengil Boy
After Yamato gets underway, the rescued Dengil boy playfully interacts with Dr. Sado and Yuki.
Slightly edited: Dengil Boy theme on acoustic guitar, piano, rhythm section.
BGM 11 3:43 Fight!
Cosmo Tiger
II
Cosmo Tigers launch into battle against the General Lugarl's  capital ships (1 min excerpt).
Winding, uptempo action-driven theme on strings, then trumpets.
MC3 8 2:31 Leader Lugarl's Battle General Lugarl's fighters engage the Cosmo Tigers in a dogfight (1 min excerpt)
0:00: Falling strings into fast action cue based on Lugarl theme motifs, acoustic guitar featured
BGM 12 3:32 Sorrowful Bolero EDF forces sacrifice themselves to protect the Yamato from Hyper Radiation Missiles.  The Dengil fighters momentarily back off and the EDF  rescue forces collect their wounded (1 min excerpt).
Winds, brass featured in a bolero.
BGM 13 0:18 Attack The EDF rescue forces are ambushed by Dengil fighters in a sneak attack.
Dark accents in brass and drums.
BGM 14 2:41 Attack of Uruk Kodai and Yuki fly recon in the Cosmo Zero to locate Lugarl's main carrier.  They briefly engage fighters (1 min excerpt).
Fast-changing action cue with various motifs including Dengil Empire motif (0:08), Fight Cosmo Tiger II figure (0:21) (and lots of timpani!).
??: Okita orders the shock cannons to fire based on Kodai and Yuki's intelligence.
BGM1 5: Yamato Rises!! (Yamato Sleeps in the Setting Sun) excerpt: Yamato strikes the killing blow against the Dengil fleet
Love of Two (v:Tomoko Kuwae): As the Cosmo Zero returns to Yamato, Yuki looks back at her memories with Kodai.
MC3 5 2:42 Yamato Departs With Dengil forces eradicated from the solar system, Yamato prepares to leave to investigate Aquarius.
0:00: Fast rhythms in strings, fanfarish brass, drum/strings, figures from The Flooding of Dengil/Planet Dengil Drowns
0:50: Interlude: lush string theme from Flooding of Planet Dengil, dancing rhythms in winds/strings/percussion/brass
(5): History of Uruk, reprise: the defeated General Lugarl reports to Emperor Lugarl. He reveals Dengil’s link to Earth’s past (they are descended from ancient Earthlings).  The Emperor tells his son to re-engage the Yamato.
(6): Aquarius Changes repeats: Uruk warps Aquarius one step closer to Earth.
MC1 1 3:50 Aquarius -
Planet of Water
Yamato arrives at Aquarius and descends to its ocean.
0:00: Synth textures, 4-note ostinato motif
0:43: Aquarius A theme in strings, joined by wordless female vocal/rhythm, then B variation with new wind and vocal figures
2:18: Return to Aquarius theme in strings, then B variation with female vocal
MC1 10 4:36 Aquarius -
Planet of Mystery
The ancient surface of Aquarius is revealed in all its glory (a little over a minute used).
0:00: Theme in piano solo, joined by strings, brass
0:49: Theme in violins, strings, joined by winds
(28): Aquarius 4.5 Billion Years Version B (with scat) repeats (~2:20): the Queen appears and explains the role of Aquarius as life-bringer to the galaxy.  She tells them that the Dengil are their real enemy.
BGM 16 3:07 War of Emperor Lugarl General Lugarl attacks the Yamato on Aquarius near the Aquarius warp station (1 min excerpt).
0:00: Tense figures into fast action rhythm with brass fanfare figures, Mobile Fortress motifs, etc,
0:49: Lugarl theme on strings, then accented figures
BFY-MC1 2: Yamato Proceeds Through Unknown Space: Yamato escapes and Sanada deploys a new counter-weapon against the Dengil Hyper Radiation Missiles (remote-deployed energy shields).
BGM 17 5:39 Grand Theme of Uruk General Lugarl’s fleet is wiped out by the Wave-Motion Gun. Yamato pursues him back to Uruk.  Lugarl apologizes to the Emperor (~1:10).
0:00: Lugarl theme on strings, becoming a slow military march
0:56: Interlude into new rhythm/theme
MC3 1 2:51 The Neutrino Beam Miracle (1) Uruk’s neutrino beam shield activates to stop Yamato‘s charge (destroying General Lugarl's returning ship as well). The Emperor fires the Neutrino beam towards the Yamato, which envelopes the ship.
0:00: Low textures with piano building into sparkling winds/string tremoli/muted brass/etc
1:02: Building textures, brass fanfarish figures
1:39: Romantic/dramatic figures with drum rolls/harp/etc, ending with big tutti chords.
BGM 18 1:09 The Neutrino Beam Miracle (2) Sanada realizes that leaking Wave Motion Energy has formed a screen around the ship, protecting it from the Neutrino beam.  Okita orders the Yamato to use the leaking WM energy as a shield so they can break thru the Neutrino shield and land on Uruk.
Accents into dramatic build up.
BGM1 34: Original Yamato (victory) theme: Yamato breaks through and crash-lands on Uruk’s surface.
(6): Aquarius Changes repeats: Uruk fires its warp beams at Aquarius.
BGM 19 4:07 Battle of the Temple Uruk fighters attack the Yamato while the Yamato's shock cannons pummel the warp generator shields.  Emperor Lugarl organizes his ground forces while mounted on a robot unicorn.
0:00: strings/rhythm
1:20: ac. guitar theme, then tempo drops to more dark mood, brass leads
MC2 8 2:24 Gigantic Battleship Garnvolst Robot Horse Attack: Emperor Lugarl leads the ground attack as manned drones attack the Yamato from the air (title is based on unused scene) (~1:40).
0:00: Fast action cue with heavy timpani downbeat
0:27: Dengil Empire theme
0:49: Lugarl theme on acoustic guitar featured over galloping drums
(6): Aquarius Changes repeats: Uruk continues firing its warp beams at Aquarius
BGM 20 1:22 Struggle of Daisuke Shima Shima is mortally wounded in the battle, but soldiers on.  Kodai launches in his Cosmo Zero.
Shima's theme on sad strings.
(6):Aquarius Changes repeats: Uruk continues firing its warp beams at Aquarius.
(11) Fight Cosmo Tiger II repeats: Cosmo Tigers launch and attack the warp generator
YIII BGM2 12: Momentary Peace: Uruk’s warp beams fade out and Shima thinks of his brother.
YIII ORIGINAL BGM 21: Pursuit: Uruk’s backup system engages to continue warping Aquarius.
(6):Aquarius Changes repeats: Uruk continues firing its revived warp beams at Aquarius.
MC2 5 2:29 Great Demon Kodai leads a task force into the Uruk temple. The Dengil boy (the Emperor's other son) leads Kodai deeper inside.
Brass and gong dramatic figures, leading to "Roman" low brass figures, low timpani, gongs, foreboding swooping trombones
Prelude FY 5: Great Dengil Empire (middle portion): Kodai faces off against Emperor Lugarl. He proposes coexistence.  It cuts off as Lugarl accidentally shoots his son, the Dengil boy.
BGM 21 1:07 Dengil Boy's Death Kodai is outraged at Emperor Lugarl’s actions; Emperor Lugarl escapes and the boy says his last words. Aquarius warps away toward Earth.
Dengil Boy theme on poignant strings, violin/strings.
BGM 22 3:45 Thoughts of Shima As Uruk self-destructs, Kodai flies back to the Yamato, and despite his wound, Shima struggles to get Yamato off the ground.  The Emperor's forces escape in their ships.  Without enough energy to lift off, Okita tells Shima to use reverse rockets and descend down through the collapsing city.
0:00: Suspense figures, Shima's theme on strings, then joined by rhythm section, variation featuring winds
2:00: Shima's theme on piano/strings/rhythm, eventually climaxing on strings, ending on a subdued string coda
ORIGINAL FY BGM 12: Thoughts of Shima Violin/Strings version: Kodai comforts Shima in his last moments on the Yamato bridge.
MC3 10 4:28 Shima's Theme Shima dies and Kodai cries. Okita salutes.
3:05: Brass fanfare to pained tremolo strings, more urgent variation of Shima's theme led by violins
BGM 24 0:56 Symphony of Aquarius
(edit)
Yamato pursues Aquarius, now on course for Earth (edit of Symphony of Aquarius)
Bass figures, joined by violins and other strings in a fugue-like canon, then building with piano.
(6): Aquarius Changes repeats: Kodai realizes a plan to deal with the crisis.
BGM 25 1:09 Decision Okita reveals his plan to Kodai and they discuss the future.
Okita and Kodai theme on solo acoustic guitar.
BGM1 42: Yamato’s Sorrow (N-1): Kodai tells the crew Yamato must be sacrificed to save the Earth.  The Yamato is loaded with volatile Tritium from Aquarius and takes off.
BGM1 38: Suspense of the Crimson Star (B-2): Emperor Lugarl’s forces surround Yamato for a killing blow.
FSBY 24: Desslar: Attacking: Desslar arrives and attacks Emperor Lugarl just in time to save Yamato.
BGM 26 1:21 Okita and Kodai: Farewell  Okita tells Kodai and Yuki to live for the future. 
Okita and Kodai theme variation on strings.
BGM 27 3:17 Theme of Yamato‘s Funeral Kodai, Yuki and the crew send off Captain Okita with a final salute
1:36: Theme on orchestra, later joined by snare rolls.
MC2 13 9:48 Symphony of Aquarius Captain Okita pilots Yamato alone against the raging flood waters of Aquarius.  The Yamato explodes and diverts the Aquarius water spout into an orbiting water oasis.
0:00: Held chord into accent, followed by piano cadenza
0:52: Aquarius Requiem theme featured in violins, leading to piano development
2:33: Tempo increases with more intense figures, brass accents, piano ornaments
3:38: Galloping rhythms join, followed by various featured group figures
4:08: String groups in a fugue canon, joined by brass, building to climax
4:50 Piano cadenza
5:33: Orchestra enters, fragments of Aquarius Requiem, developed figures building to climax
7:01: Aquarius Requiem theme led by strings (recap), piano ornaments/brass accents
8:55: Ending cadences
SBY-SS 1: The Universe Spreading Into Infinity: the crew says their final goodbye to Yamato as it sinks below the waves in space.
Space Battleship Yamato ’83: End Credits.
Rainbow to Tomorrow (Tranzam and Tomoko Kuwae) and Love Supreme (v:Junko Yagami): final epilogue and love scene.
(28) Aquarius 4.5 Billion Years Version B (with scat): the Queen of Aquarius gives Earth a final message of friendship.

     Several other pieces of music recorded for Final Yamato (but not found on the five Sound Almanac releases described above) are listed below (most of which can be found on the Sound Almanac Music Addendum).  This adds about another 55 minutes...!
Additional Tracks
From Eternal Edition File No. 8 (2000, COCX-31160~61)
1 3:24 Two Galaxies (edit retaining just first 3 parts of MC2.1, unused)
5 2:20 Sorrow of Yuki (edit of BGM 8, parts 3 and 4 shortened, unused)
12 3:47 Aquarius -
Planet of Mystery
(edit of MC1.10, parts 3 and 4 shortened, unused)
From Final Yamato BGM (1995, COCC-12874/COCX-33205), also on Addendum
2 7:58 Flooding of
Planet Dengil
(Suite)
(Extended version of MC2.2 – includes extra violin solo)
0:00: Dramatic orchestral action cue opening with build to swooping horns/trumpet accents, a sweeping violin figure, swooping accents again, leading to variation with more martial percussion. (extra refrain from original)
2:50: Falling strings lead to relaxed, lush string A theme, then featured on piano/rhythm, strings
4:12: B theme (variations), brass cadence, low strings/winds variation
5:20: A theme recap featured on piano/rhythm, strings
6:10: A featured on (extra) violin segment, then back to strings/piano, etc.
7:01: B theme, ending cadence.
3 9:36 Planet of Water Aquarius ~
Queen of Aquarius
Prelude to Final Yamato track 5
(without the voice-over, also on Eternal Edition File 9).
4 2:32 Yuki's Theme (Version A: violin/harp/acoustic guitar/vibraphone, unused)
5 2:22 Sorrow of Yuki (Extended alternate version of BGM 7 (Death of Kodai): poignant theme featured in violins, piano, joined by drums/bass, ending in melodramatic ornaments).
7 2:19 Theme of the
Dengil Boy
(Version A: soft rhythm featuring acoustic guitar, violin, piano, unused)
9 1:05 Unfortunate
Dengil Boy
(Version A: violin/harp/vibraphone, unused)
11 2:13 Shima's Theme (Alternate unused version with soft rhythm and theme on piano, acoustic guitar, violin, winds, etc).
12 1:21 Thoughts of Shima Despite his wound, Shima struggles to get Yamato off Uruk as it self-destructs (violin, strings version, partly used).
15 2:49 Father and Son
(Kodai and Okita)
(Alternate version: violin/piano, piano solo, ac. guitar/piano)
16 1:10 Decision (Version C: ac. guitar solo, unused)
17 6:46 Great Dengil Empire Prelude to Final Yamato track 4
(without the voice-over, also on Eternal Edition File 9).
22 5:15 Yamato Funeral Theme (Alternate version: violin solo, violin/ac. guitar/vibraphone, then BGM 27 picks up with male choir, orchestra).

Other Resources/Links
     For more detail (and I mean MUCH more) on the music of Yamato, it's highly recommended to check out CosmoDNA, far and away the best website and news source on all things Space Battleship Yamato. On one of my other blogs (Ed Quits Smoking), I also have a complete synopsis guide to the various Space Battleship Yamato TV series and films.  The previous entries in this blog's  "Music of Space Battleship Yamato" series are:
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