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Season one of the anime was well known for its distinctive soundtrack, which paired an alternative rock ballad (The Light Before We Land) and a contemporary aria (Dopo il Sogno) as opening and closing themes. In between the two, the series used a variety of incidental arrangements, most named Tema I through VI, tema being the Italian word for theme. They were mostly variations on each other, revolving around a common motif. For example, Temas I, II, and III are virtually identical in arrangement, but appear as orchestra, solo violin, and solo piano renditions. V has classical organ and chorus, IV up-tempo orchestral, and VI jazz.

A large number of non Tema tracks were also heard in the first season, with Desperazione and Etereo making appearances in the multi-installment Elsa de-Sica saga, beginning in the episode lycoris radiata herb, and ending in febbre alta. Kentonesque-style jazz also can be heard in bambola and here, on the tracks named Movimento and Velocita.

Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, along with its shift in animation and plot styles, featured a much different approach for music as well. A J-Pop ballad was used for the opening theme, and the incidental music was less theatrical, in line with the season's more action-oriented episodes. While most viewers seemed to prefer the Temas of the earlier series, Il Teatrino's recurrant (and generically entitled) Main Theme is very popular, and has even appeared online as sheet music for piano. Despite the name, the Main Theme isn't the music heard during the opening credits, but is actually the instrumental conclusion to most of the episodes, starting in Distance Between Two: Brother and Sister.

ComposersEdit

Other than the opening and closing themes, Japanese composer Toshihiko Sahashi handled the first season's music, and Kow Otani the second season.

Music Sampler (Season one)Edit

The Delgados - The Light Before We Land
Gunslinger Girl - Opening (Jap)

Gunslinger Girl - Opening (Jap)

The Delgados - Woke from Dreaming
Toshihiko Sahashi - Tema I
Gunslinger Girl - TEMA I

Gunslinger Girl - TEMA I

Toshihiko Sahashi - Tema II
Gunslinger Girl - TEMA II

Gunslinger Girl - TEMA II

Toshihiko Sahashi - Tema III
Gunslinger Girl - TEMA III

Gunslinger Girl - TEMA III

Toshihiko Sahashi - Tema V
Gunslinger Girl - TEMA V

Gunslinger Girl - TEMA V

Toshihiko Sahashi - Tema IV
Gunslinger Girl - TEMA IV

Gunslinger Girl - TEMA IV

Toshihiko Sahashi - Tema VI
Gunslinger Girl - TEMA VI

Gunslinger Girl - TEMA VI

Toshihiko Sahashi - Te Amo
Gunslinger Girl -Ti Amo

Gunslinger Girl -Ti Amo

Toshihiko Sahashi - Desperazione
Gunslinger Girl - Desperazione

Gunslinger Girl - Desperazione

Toshihiko Sahashi - Tristezza
Gunslinger Girl - Tristezza

Gunslinger Girl - Tristezza

Toshihiko Sahashi - Etereo
Gunslinger Girl - Etereo

Gunslinger Girl - Etereo

Toshihiko Sahashi - Movimento
Gunslinger Girl - Movimento

Gunslinger Girl - Movimento

Toshihiko Sahashi - Velocita
Gunslinger Girl - Velocita'

Gunslinger Girl - Velocita'

Toshihiko Sahashi - Città
Gunslinger Girl - Citta'

Gunslinger Girl - Citta'

Harada Masumi - Dopo il Sogno
Gunslinger Girl Ending - we KNOW it's Italian - -

Gunslinger Girl Ending - we KNOW it's Italian - -

Music Sampler (Season Two)Edit

Kokia - Op Tatta Hitotsu no Omoi
Kow Otani - Main Theme
Gunslinger Girl ~Il Teatrino~ Original Soundtrack - Main Theme

Gunslinger Girl ~Il Teatrino~ Original Soundtrack - Main Theme

Lia and Aoi Tada - Doll
Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino ED, Doll (full version) lia

Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino ED, Doll (full version) lia

LinksEdit

  • To hear all 39 samples from the official Gunslinger Girl soundtrack CD, please visit Edu Libera's YouTube page.