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This is the Hour

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This is the Hour


Halo 3: Original Soundtrack


Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori




This is Our Land


Dread Intrusion


This is the Hour is the tenth track (Disc 1 Track 10) included in Halo 3: Original Soundtrack, and plays during the ending cutscene of the Halo 3 campaign level The Storm.

Just as the ending cutscene heavily resembles the Halo 3 announcement trailer, This is the Hour is nearly identical to the track Finish the Fight, the music played in the trailer. The piece begins with a soft drumroll, followed by strings and choir building up the melody to a piano solo of the five-note E Dorian melody from Finish the Fight. This is then repeated by the entire orchestra. Percussion enters, and the strings swells to a dramatic climax with the Halo Theme triplet rhythm. The melody reaches with high strings, but stops with a single high strings note. Ambient strings then take over till the end.