Wait a minute, this isn’t a song, yes it is, no it isn’t. Ugggh it is… sort of, this version is from the anime Sora No Woto (Sound of the Sky – not a bad description if any) it is an instrumental of the popular song; played on a trumpet, hence the main instrument of the anime. Viewers of the anime would remember that the main character, Kanata was inspired by this tune to join the army as a bugler. The song is so moving; I give it more of a haunting musical description.

As a connoisseur of music, I obtained the album for this song and every time it still gives me goosebumps. The trumpet solo at the beginning is so well controlled and tight. Then the orchestra follows and carries the moment through into the strings and the final change in key completes the piece, which gives this song some strength. Although the piece is short, it is still a master-piece. I leave to you to come up with your own interpretation; here is one narrative that fits the bill perfectly. According to authors Mary Rourke and Emily Gwathmey, it has become a song that inspires hope in the wake of tragedy, becoming a sort of “spiritual national anthem”. All I can say is that the song has the power to stop an entire army, two actually…

19. Falling down by Oasis

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17. Wasurenaide by Suara
16. Pokémon Theme by Jason Paige
15. Uragiri no Yuuyake by THEATRE BROOK
14. Chiisana Tenohira by Riya
13. Mitsu no Yoake by Arai Akino
12. Counter Identity by Unison Square Garden
11. Long Kiss Good Bye by HALCALI
10. Ana by Lia
9. Sky by Fripside
8. Ao-Iconoclast by KOTOKO
7. Help!! -Heaven- & -Hell- Sides by Ayana Taketatsu & Saori Hayami
6. Be As One by W-inds
5. 99% by BOWL
4. Summer Song by YUI
3. Smile -You & Me- by Elisa
1. Zankoku na Tenshi no THESE by Yoko Takahashi