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Never Forget

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Never Forget

Album:

Halo 3: Original Soundtrack

Composer(s):

Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori

Length:

3:06

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Never Forget is the thirtieth track (Disc 2 Track 15) included in Halo 3: Original Soundtrack. It plays in the main menu of Halo 3 Mythic.

The track is a full reorchestration of the track Unforgotten (from Halo 2: Original Soundtrack), which is also its namesake, albeit featuring a more prominent choir accompaniment and crisper piano sounds. The melody begins with strings, but four keys lower, giving it a more solemn mood. The motif is then repeated with choir. Choir then takes the melody, with a piano accompaniment. The music then swells to a definite upturn, switching to a major key briefly before it switches back to a minor key. Piano then takes the melody and ends the piece with the main melody. With careful ears a French Horn background melody can be heard.

The piece was reorchestrated into Never Forget (Midnight Version) in Halo 4 Original Soundtrack, Volume 2 and plays during the Halo 4 credits.

Trivia[edit]

  • Contrary to popular belief, Unforgotten, instead of Never Forget, plays in the main menu of Halo 3. Never Forget was not available outside the soundtrack until the release of Halo 3: Mythic with Halo 3: ODST in 2009.
  • Never Forget, along with Peril, were covered by the London Philharmonic Orchestra in their 2012 album The Greatest Video Game Music, Volume 2.[1]

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