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 Halo Wars: Original Soundtrack.
Spirit of Fire was produced by different music organizations in three different cities, including Dallas, Prague, and Seattle.
It starts with a very moody piano solo of the Spirit of Fire leitmotif, with atmospheric electronic backing, followed by percussions, strings, bells and a choir joining. After the first climax, the piece segués into vocals singing the Gregorian chant from the Halo Theme, with added piano, percussive and electronic elements. This reaches a crescendo, after which the piece ends with a continuation of the background instruments and sounds, which slowly fade out.
The Spirit of Fire leitmotif would be incorporated into other tracks:
The soundtrack's bonus DVD includes a 5.1 channel surround mix.