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This article is about the soundtrack. For other uses, see The Package (disambiguation).
The Package is the ninth track (Disc 2 Track 2) included in Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack, and plays mainly in the Halo: Reach campaign level The Package. It is composed of Return (0:00-0:57), Simple Things (0:57-1:56), Torch and Burn (1:56-2:59), Descent (2:59-3:32), Time to Dance (3:32-5:19), and Say the Words (5:19-6:56).
Return (0:57) is a shortened and strings-only version of the later track Ghosts and Glass. The piece plays in the opening cinematic.
Torch and Burn
Torch and Burn (1:03) features a heavy melody by low strings with high strings accompaniment. The melody builds up in suspense before ending with a climax. The piece plays after Noble Six has destroyed the two Type-38 Tyrants in Airview Base.
Descent (0:33) features synth ambience, accompanied by muted percussion from the opening of Lone Wolf (from the earlier track Winter Contingency). The piece plays when NOBLE Team enter SWORD Base through the maintenance shaft.
Time to Dance
Time to Dance (1:47) opens with a drumroll and a lively high strings melody. Low strings join in harmony, playing the melody in repeat. Brass join in with the melody of Kat's Plan (from the earlier track Long Night of Solace), even briefly evoking the Gregorian chant from Halo Theme. The piece ends with a return to the original melody. The piece, though omitting the brass section, plays during the final wave of Covenant attack outside Catherine Halsey's lab.
Say the Words
Say the Words (1:37) opens with ambience on strings, which leads to a full reprise of Keep What You Steal (from Halo 3: Original Soundtrack), though omitting the original four-note ending. The piece plays in the ending cinematic, up until Noble Six receives the Armored matrix from Halsey.