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"The Oath" is a theme from Final Fantasy VIII composed by Nobuo Uematsu for the Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy VIII[]

Squall's speech.

"The Oath" plays during scenes when Squall Leonhart's leadership is highlighted when he makes a speech to the struggling Balamb Garden SeeDs and cadets during the Battle of the Gardens. It also plays at the Sorceress Memorial (though not during the rescue cut scene) and when Fujin and Raijin confront Seifer in the Lunatic Pandora.

Final Fantasy XV[]

"The Oath" plays in the music player after the player buys the Memories of FFVIII soundtrack from Hammerhead for 100 gil.

Compilation album appearances[]

Final Fantasy VIII Music Collection[]

A CD titled "Final Fantasy VIII Music Collection" was released as a freebie along with the Japanese PC-version release. The first print of this release has Yoshitaka Amano art on the CD, while the regular version has Quistis's character art drawn by Nomura. The CD includes "The Oath" from FITHOS LUSEC WECOS VINOSEC: Final Fantasy VIII.

Arrangement album appearances[]


An orchestra arranged version is included on this album.

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VIII[]

"The Oath", arranged by Shirō Hamaguchi, is included on this album.

Live performances[]

Distant Worlds IV: more music from FINAL FANTASY[]

An orchestral arrangement performed by Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus is included on the album.