Spirit of Fire
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This article is about the soundtrack. For the UNSC ship, see UNSC Spirit of Fire.
Spirit of Fire is the first track in the Halo Wars: Original Soundtrack. It is one of the first soundtrack the player will hear, as it plays at Halo Wars's opening menu. It is also featured in the end of the Halo Legends episode Homecoming, which occurs during the Harvest Campaign. It runs for a total of 2 minutes and 4 seconds.
Spirit of Fire was apparently developed by different music organizations in three different cities, which are Dallas, Prague, and Seattle.
It starts with a very moody piano solo, with atmospheric electronic backing, with drums, strings, bells and a choir joining at 0:27. After the first 'climax', the piece segués into a new arrangement of the Halo Theme, with added piano, drum and electronic elements, and a new arrangement for the famous Gregorian chant element. This reaches a crescendo at 1:48, after which the piece ends with a continuation of the background instruments and sounds, which slowly fade out.
The track sounds very similar to the "Five Long Years" track found only on the DVD exclusive tracks, but the two are not the same.