Silence Before the Storm is an incidental music piece from the video game Final Fantasy X (for PlayStation 2). It is heard in the the Kilika Woods, the Cave of the Stolen Fayth, and in the Macalania Woods.
If you would like to see this played live, please watch Verdegrand’s rendition. It is flawless!
This has been one of my favourite pieces of incidental music from FFX so I’m really glad that I finally got around to doing an piano arrangement of the OST. The modulations in this piece are just so relaxed and poignant.
Both the upper melodic line and the bass line play important roles. The bass line has its own “melodic line”, indicated by the tenuto markings.
The tricky middle voices are shared by both hands sometimes for sake of ease in playing, but are mostly played or simulated by the left hand.
The use of pedal is important in this arrangement, as much of the melody’s resonance relies on natural reverb.