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The music in Little King's Story are arrangements of various classical orchestral music. Yoko Shimomura arranged the main theme of the game and Yutaka Minobe used her score as a guideline for the rest of the soundtrack. [1]

All pieces of music used were in the Public Domain upon Little King's Story's release in 2009, with the exception of "Rhapsody in Blue", which would not officially become Public Domain until January 1st 2020.

With the exception of five songs, there are no official names for the pieces.

Songs

Songs 00 - 10
# Name Origin
LKS 00 Opening & Ending Credits Ravel, Maurice "Bolero"
LKS 01 Title Screen Elgar, Edward "Pomp and Circumstance No. 1"
LKS 02 Throne Sousa, John Philip "Semper Fidelis"
LKS 03 Watchtower Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich "(The Nutcracker) March"
LKS 04 End of Day Dvorák, Antonín "Humoresque No. 7
LKS 05/06 A New Castle Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich "(The Nutcracker) Dance Of The Mirlitons"
LKS 07 Princess's Theme Elgar, Edward "Salut d' Amour"
LKS 08 Celebration in the Castle Strauss, Johan II "Voices of Spring"
LKS 09 Journey to Space Saint-Saëns, Camille "Carnival of the Animals, The Swan"
LKS 10 Soup Church Bach, Johann Sebastian "Air on the G String"
Songs 11 - 20
# Name Origin
LKS 11 Funeral Albinoni, Tomaso "Adagio in G Minor"
LKS 12 Festival Verdi, Giuseppe "(La Traviata) Drinking Song"
LKS 13 Paying Verde Strauss, Johann "Annen-Polka"
LKS 14 Loitering on the Bridge / Paying Liam Mahler, Gustav "Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan), 2nd Movement"
LKS 15 Howser's Theme Bizet, Georges "(Carmen) Toreador Song"
LKS 16 Skinny Ray's Theme Satie, Erik "Le Picadilly"
LKS 17 Kampbell's Theme

"Soup, Sin, And Salvation"

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich "(Swan Lake) Dance of the Little Swans"
LKS 18 Guardian Battle Rossini, Gioacchino "(William Tell) Overture"
LKS 19 Onii King

"March Of The Onii"

Satie, Erik "Gnossienne No.1"
LKS 20 King Duvroc Bizet, Georges "(Carmen) Habanera"
Songs 21 - 31
# Name Origin
LKS 21 King Shishkebaboo

"Bon Apeti!"

Paganini, Niccolò "La Campanella"
LKS 22 King Omelet Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich "(The Nutcracker) Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"
LKS 23 Superhero Channel Gershwin, George "Rhapsody In Blue"
LKS 24-31 Western Channel (King T.V. Dinnah) Gershwin, George "Rhapsody In Blue"
Songs 32 - 40
# Name Origin
LKS 32 King Long Sauvage Holst, Gustav "(The Planets) Mars, the

Bringer of War"

LKS 33 King Jumbo Champloon Offenbach, Jacques "(Orpheus In The Underworld) InfernalGallop"
LKS 34 Final Boss Mussorgsky, Modest "Night On Bald Mountain"
LKS 35 Corobo's Forest Beethoven, Ludwig Van "Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral Symphony) 5th movement"
LKS 36 First & Second Castle Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 4th Movement - Rondo"
LKS 37 Third Castle Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 3rd Movement - Menuetto"
LKS 38 Alpoko Kingdom 2 Beethoven, Ludwig Van "Symphony No. 9, 3rd Movement (Adagio molto e

cantabile)"

LKS 39 Alpoko Kingdom 1 Beethoven, Ludwig Van "Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement (Presto; Allegro molto assai)"
LKS 40 ??? Boccherini, Luigi "Minuet"
Songs 41 - 50
# Name Origin
LKS 41

Beach (Evening)

Debussy, Claude "Claire de Lune"
LKS 42 Outskirts / Sunflower Plains Schubert, Franz "Marche Militaire"
LKS 43 Dark Valley / Skull Plains ???
LKS 44 Ripe Kingdom Verdi, Giuseppe "(Rigoletto) La Donna È Mobile"
LKS 45 ??? Strauss, Johann II "The Blue Danube"
LKS 46 Worrywart Kingdom

"To Be Or Not To Be"

Dvorák, Antonín "Slavonic Dance No. 2" 
LKS 47 Primetime Kingdom Gershwin, George "Rhapsody In Blue"
LKS 48 Tiptoe Kingdom

"It's a Stretch"

Mahler, Gustav "Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan), 3rd Movement"
LKS 49 New Island Debussy, Claude "(Children's Corner) Cakewalk"
LKS 50 World of God Bach, Johann Sebastian "Goldberg Variations, Aria"
Songs 51 - 60
# Name Origin
LKS 51 ??? Mendelssohn, Felix "Spring Song"
LKS 52 ??? ???
LKS 53 Introduction to Castle  Elgar, Edward "Pomp and Circumstance No. 1"
LKS 54 Onii King Appears Satie, Erik "Gnossienne No.1"
LKS 55 King Duvroc Appears Noh
LKS 56 King Shishkebaboo Appears Sarasate, Pablo de "Aires gitanos/Zigeunerweisen"
LKS 57 King Jumbo Champloon Appears Dvorák, Antonín "Symphony No. 9 (New World

Symphony)"

LKS 58 Huge Earthquake Verdi, Giuseppe "Dies Irae (Requiem)"
LKS 59 Flying Machine Unveiled Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich "Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, Finale Allegro vivacissimo"
LKS 60 Divorce Bach, Johann Sebastian "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"
Songs 61 - 68
# Name Origin
LKS 61 Final Boss Appears Beethoven, Ludwig Van "Symphony No. 5"
LKS 62 ??? Grieg, Edvard "(Peer Gynt) Morning Mood" / Rossini, Gioacchino "(William Tell) Calling to the Cows"
LKS 63 King Defeated Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus "(Requiem Mass) Dies Irae"
LKS 64 A Princess is Saved Satie, Erik "Je te veux"
LKS 65/67 Meetings and Voting Schubert, Franz "D257, Heidenröslein"
LKS 66 World Domination Plans  Chopin, Frederic "Polonaise Op. 40, No. 1 (Military Polonaise)"
LKS 68 Jolly Kingdom Noh

The music that plays during the cutscene where Howser receives the Divorce letters is Grieg, Edvard "Piano Concerto in A minor."

LKS 40 plays during some unused events, which suggest that it was an early Castle theme.

LKS 45 may be an unused Ripe Kingdom theme, given that the "Blue Danube" is used as the Ripe Kingdom theme in New Little King's Story, and due to its placement.

Jingles

Several minor jingles throughout Little King's Story are callbacks to motifs from various pieces of music.

  • Alpoko Morning News - ???
  • Exchanging for Bol - ??? / Kondo, Koji "Super Mario Bros - Overworld"
  • Run Away / Tune collected - ???
  • Guardian defeated - ???
  • Art piece collected / Structure built / Generated Quest complete - ???
  • Changing job class - ???
  • Wii Channel preview / Minor Quest complete / Won race - Mahler, Gustav "Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan), 1st Movement"
  • Airship down / Lost race - ???
  • "Congratulations on defeating..." - Mahler, Gustav "Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan), 1st Movement"
  • Jump to Castle / Got God Memo - Mahler, Gustav "Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan), 1st Movement"
  • Marriage / Animal Saved - Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich "(The Nutcracker) Tea, Chinese song"

Tunesmith Songs

Director and producer Yoshiro Kimura found funny that people usually can hum the very first part of a classical piece but very soon after that they'll deviate and start making up the rest of the song, so he invited some of his foreign friends and asked them to hum a classical tune and attempt to remember its name: these are the ones that appear in the game. [2]

Game Name Origin
Brace Yourself! Beethoven, Ludwig Van "Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement"
Camellia Hag's Song Verdi, Giuseppe "La Traviata, Drinking Song"
Brave New World Dvorák, Antonín "Symphony No. 9 (New World Symphony)"
Probably a Bolero Ravel, Maurice "Bolero"
Fee Fi Fo Hum Walk Debussy, Claude "Golliwog's Cakewalk"
I Like Food! Strauss, Johann Jr "The Blue Danube"
Tadah! Beethoven, Ludwig Van "Symphony No. 5"
Springtime for Bozos Vivaldi, Antonio "Four Seasons, 1st Concerto Spring"
How Much Art? ???
March of the Lost Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus "Piano Sonata No. 11 (Rondo Alla Turca)"
Moonlight Sonata Beethoven, Ludwig Van "Piano Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight Sonata)"
I Want That Elgar, Edward "Salut d'amour"
At My Job Albinoni, Tomaso "Adagio in G Minor"
Tom's Restaurant Strauss, Johann II "The Blue Danube"
Eggan of the Past Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich "(The Nutcracker) Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"
Green Jelly Khachaturian, Aram "Sabre Dance"
Twinkle Twinkle Star Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman (Twinkle twinkle Little Star)"
Pastorale Beethoven, Ludwig Van "Piano Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight Sonata)"
Wish ???
Fostering Gang Wars Paganini, Niccolò "Caprice No. 24"
You're Cala-mine Grieg, Edvard "(Peer Gynt) Morning Mood" / Rossini, Gioacchino "(William Tell) Calling to the Cows"
Cut and Run ???
Insomniac Lullaby ???
Address Unknown Debussy, Claude "Claire de Lune"
Jovial Ganymede Holst, Gustav "(The Planets) Jupiter, the

Bringer of Jollity"

Hi, You're Dead Chopin, Frederic-Francois "Funeral March"
Nostalgia ???
Tipopo's Rhapsody Gershwin, George "Rhapsody In Blue"
Hope this is Goodbye Verdi, Giuseppe "(Rigoletto) La Donna È Mobile"
This is Destiny Beethoven, Ludwig Van "Symphony No. 5"

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References

  1. http://www.originalsoundversion.com/interview-with-little-kings-story-composer-yutaka-minobe/
  2. http://otakuxgamer.com/story/2109/follow-up-interview-little-kings-story-producer-yoshiro-kimura/
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