Genshin Impact music, done by composer Yu-Peng Chen and musical director and Hoyo-Mix head Zoe Cai, has played a huge factor in creating and enhancing player experience. The importance that Mihoyo has given it has been seen time and again in full soundtracks released for free, animated featured themes, and major concerts.
The game’s musical library has become part of many a fan’s playlist, and while some themes have risen to become emblematic (we still have “Rex Incognito” on loop), it also seems that there are a few pieces that have been inspired other artists’ compositions—with ample variations, of course.
Curious to hear which ones we think they are?
Here are a few Genshin Impact music pieces that have similarities with other compositions:
1. Genshin Impact’s Dawn Winery Theme and Before Dawn, At the Winery, and Folk Song Greensleeves
The variation of notes used, combined with the tempo, makes “Dawn Winery Theme” and “Before Dawn, At The Winery” reminiscent of the English folk song “Greensleeves”, which composer Sir John Stainer combined with William C. Dix’s poem “The Manger Throne” to become the popular Christmas carol “What Child Is This?”
2. Genshin Impact’s Fireside Rest, and Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Hearing “Fireside Rest” play for the first time inside Diluc’s home in Dawn Winery probably made you go “Hey, this is familiar!” No surprise, as this theme is similar to “Canon in D” by German composer Johann Pachelbel, which you’ve probably heard numerous times in different weddings.
3. Genshin Impact’s Statue of the Seven, and Nobuo Uematsu’s Prelude (Final Fantasy Series)
“Statue of the Seven”, which you regularly hear whenever you pray to gacha gods to give you that much-coveted 5-star, has arpeggios that are similar to the prelude that composer Nobuo Uematsu made for the Final Fantasy series.
An “arpeggio” is usually described as a “broken chord”, wherein each note is played in progression instead of all at once.
4. Genshin Impact’s Fall of Maples, and Folk Song Sakura, Sakura
The first three notes of “Fall of Maples”, which is one of the most often used theme in the Japanese-inspired country of Inazuma, are the same as “Sakura, Sakura”, a Japanese folk song which describes the beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom across the countryside at springtime.
Are there any other Genshin Impact musical themes that you think borrowed inspiration from other compositions? Tell us in the comments section!
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