The Last Spartan

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The Last Spartan


Halo 2: Original Soundtrack


Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori




In Amber Clad


Orbit of Glass


The Last Spartan is a soundtrack featured in Halo 2, and is track thirteen on Volume 1 of the Halo 2 Soundtrack.

The Last Spartan is similar in composition to the Halo Theme, and indeed could be said to be the theme of Halo 2. As the name suggests, the music is the theme of the John-117, the last known Spartan-II.

The music appears on the Halo 2 main menu, and is first played in the campaign during the cinematic at the end of Cairo Station. It was also used in the Halo 2 announcement trailer, which shares many similarities with the cinematic in which it was eventually used. The vocal chorus that closes the track was used as the opening music for the main menu, in the same way that the chant at the start of the Halo Theme was used during the main menu of Halo: Combat Evolved. The chorus was repeated later, notably in Ghosts of Reach. Other elements of the piece were also later used in other parts of the soundtrack, such as a soft string variation at the start of the Mombasa Suite. Furthermore, part of The Last Spartan is played during the final moments of the campaign's last cinematic, and thus is the music that concludes the story of Halo 2.