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"Crimson Sunrise" (紅の夜明け 〜クガネ:昼〜, Kurenai no Yoake ~Kugane: Hiru~?, lit. Crimson Dawn ~Kugane: Daytime~) is the field theme of Kugane from Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. It was composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Kenichi Kuroda.

It is an arrangement of "Storm of Blood".

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood[]

It is an important theme in Stormblood expansion pack, serving as the background music of Kugane during both day and night time ("Crimson Sunrise" for day time and "Crimson Sunset" (紅の夜更け 〜クガネ:夜〜, Kurenai no Yofuke ~Kugane: Yoru~?, lit. Crimson Late Night ~Kugane: Night~) for night time). "Crimson Sunset" was composed by Soken and arranged by Yukiko Takada.

"Crimson Sunrise" and "Crimson Sunset" are the 14th and 35th tracks in Stormblood: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

It is part of the game's opening medley. Other arrangements include "Cradle", the theme of Ruby Sea, "Looping in the Deepest Fringes", the normal battle theme in Gyr Abania and all Othard areas, "Triumph", the last boss battle theme of every Stormblood dungeons, "Deception", the background music of Kugane Castle Kugane Castle, and "The Worm's Tail", the final boss battle in The Royal Menagerie The Royal Menagerie.

Live performances[]

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy - Volume II[]

A live recording of "Crimson Sunrise" is the fourteenth track on the A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy - Volume II album.

Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album Vol.2[]

"Painted Red" is an orchestral arrangement of "Storm of Blood" and "Crimson Sunrise". A concert performance of "Painted Red" orchestrated by Sachiko Miyano for the Eorzean Symphony was recorded and appears on this album. It was conducted by Hirofumi Kurita and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nikikai Chorus Group, with Kinya Sogawa playing the shakuhachi.

It is also in the Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album Vol.2 (Concert version).

Arrangement album appearances[]

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy XIV[]

A piano arrangement of "Crimson Sunset" was released in the album, arranged and performed by Keiko with Yoshimi Tsujimoto playing the Japanese bamboo flute.

Journeys: Final Fantasy XIV ~Arrangement Album~[]

A piano arrangement of "Crimson Sunset" by Keiko appears again in this album, with Keiko as the pianist and Yoshimi Tsujimoto playing the Japanese bamboo flute.

Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Arrangement Album[]

An orchestral arrangement of "Painted Red" was released with Sachiko Miyano as the arranger. It was conducted by Hirofumi Kurita and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nikikai Chorus Group, with Kinya Sogawa playing the shakuhachi.

Music samples[]

Etymology[]

Kugane (黄金?) means "gold" or "gold coin" in Japanese. Kugane (くがね?) is an out-dated or obsolete kana usage of the kanji 黄金, which is now pronounced as kogane (こがね?) or ōgon (おうごん?).

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