EoE Sandbox Sequence -- Music

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EoE Sandbox Sequence -- Music

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Postby Ah Q » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:29 pm

I recently re-watched End of Evangelion, and the music that plays during the infamous sandbox sequence caught my attention.

I noticed that the Theory and Analysis: Sandbox Sequence page in the Wiki identifies the music as a Japanese children's song, "Te o hiraite." I must confess that I am not familiar with that song, nor have I been able to find it online (but then, I don't speak or read Japanese).

However, I think the song is actually older than that. The tune is unmistakably Jean-Jacque Rousseau's Greenville.

I recognized the tune because it often accompanies Protestant hymns, and I grew up in a religious household (my parents are actually Mormon, but that's beside the point). For example, you can listen to a somewhat slowed-down version here.

It might be worth noting this connection on the Wiki.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:43 pm

I thought I posted a link to the song itself somewhere on the wiki, maybe it was lost in a revision? Anyway, you can find it here: http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=858&c=85
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Postby Ah Q » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:42 pm

Ah, interesting. So it is the same tune. I assume the Japanese got it from Rousseau, possibly via Western missionaries who used it for hymns.

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Postby robersora » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:55 am

Interesting how tunes are traveling the world changing their meaning in reference to cultural factor's, albeit staying the same.
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