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This article is about the soundtrack. For the Halo Wars 2 multiplayer map, see Ashes.
Ashes is the thirteenth track (Disc 2 Track 6) included in Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack.
Ashes is composed of two themes. The first theme opens with piano notes, then lead into a mournful melody by piano and vocals. The full melody reprises once before leading into the second theme.
The second theme is a more expressive and hopeful melody by strings and piano. It features the same ending to the second theme from the later track Ghosts and Glass.
The piano and vocals then reprise the first theme of Ashes in a higher register, then ends with the vocals fading out.
A strings-only version of the second theme, titled The Fall (from the earlier track Overture), plays in the menu of Halo: Reach.