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"Nascent Requiem" (生誕のレクイエム, Seitan no Rekuiemu?, lit. Birth Requiem) is the final boss theme of Final Fantasy XIII. It was composed by Masashi Hamauzu and arranged and orchestrated by Yoshihisa Hirano. It was conducted by Wojciech Rodek and performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic Choir.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIII[]

"Nascent Requiem" plays in the final battle against Orphan.

Unlike "Born Anew" or "Fighting Fate", "Nascent Requiem" has no lyrics, and is more fast-paced, perhaps because of the battle's forced speed due to Orphan's Doom spell. It contains the altered form of the summary motif (starting at 2:21) of "Vanille's Theme", particularly at 0:50 to 1:13 and 3:41 till the end of the loop.

"Nascent Requiem" is the nineteenth track of the fourth disc of the game's original soundtrack.

Masashi Hamauzu included a prototype of "Nascent Requiem", named "Last Battle Prototype+", in Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack PLUS.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[]

"Nascent Requiem" plays during the Beginner's Primer summary for Chapter 12.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[]

"Nascent Requiem" plays in levels 10-19 of the Ultimate Lair. It is also incorporated into game's final boss theme.

Final Fantasy XV[]

"Nascent Requiem" is the ninth track of the Memories of FFXIII, which is available by default in the music player.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

The original soundtrack contains the track "Nascent Requiem -original- from FINAL FANTASY XIII", which is the sixteenth track on disc 2. It can be purchased for 240 PP on the PP Catalog.

It plays during Lightning's final duel with Garland at the Empyreal Paradox. After being purchased on the PP Catalog, it can also be picked by default for battles including Lightning or taking place at Orphan's Cradle.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

In this theme for the final boss fight in FFXIII, the uneasy mix of harmony and dissonance seems ever changing, hiding its true form.

DLC description

"Nascent Requiem" is a Battle Music Sequence available as downloadable content.

Arrangement album appearances[]

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy XIII[]

"Nascent Requiem" is the seventh track on the album. It is arranged for the piano by Masashi Hamauzu and performed by Aki Kuroda.

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External links[]

  • Video of both "Vanille's Theme" and "Nascent Requiem" for comparison.