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Dust and Echoes

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Dust and Echoes

Album:

Halo: Original Soundtrack

Composer(s):

Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori

Length:

2:49

Previous:

Shadows

Next:

Halo

 

Dust and Echoes is the twenty-fifth track in Halo: Original Soundtrack.

Overview[edit]

The track opens with an eerie ambiance, quickly followed by reversed strings,[1] which build up to a climax. The eerie ambiance continued, soon joined by the male choir, singing the main melody The Maw. The eerie ambiance briefly returns before strings take over, somberly playing a variation of the Halo Theme.

Appearances[edit]

The reversed strings plays in the opening cutscene of the level The Library, when the activation index is shown in the Library. An extended version of the opening eerie ambiance plays in reverse during the mid-level cinematic of Keyes, when John-117 retrieves the Flood-assimilated Captain's neural implants from the Proto-Gravemind. The track plays in full during the final cutscene of the level The Maw, when John-117 escapes the UNSC Pillar of Autumn.

Arrangements[edit]

The track has been arranged into the following:

Production notes[edit]

The name is derived from Cortana's quote upon scanning the vicinity of the destroyed Installation 04, "Just... dust and echoes. We're all that's left."

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