Lorule Castle (Theme)

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"Lorule Castle" is a recurring Song in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] "Lorule Castle" goes unnamed in Tri Force Heroes.


A Link Between Worlds

"Lorule Castle" plays inside the eponymous location, Lorule Castle. The song has five variations which are heard as the castle's chambers are completed.

"Lorule Castle" is in the key of A minor and begins with a staccato violin rhythm, followed by a woodwind melody which borrows notes from dorian and harmonic minor scales, producing some major chords where they would otherwise be minor chords. The second section contains a portion of "Hyrule Castle" from A Link to the Past played in reverse,[2] and the third section reprises the main melody with additional arrangement.

Once Link has completed one of the castle's four main chambers, the song gains several string and wind instruments, playing the main melody one octave lower with stronger harmonies and counter-melodies. After completing two chambers, the song gains snare percussion.

When Link completes the third chamber, the song's structure changes by adding many instrumental flourishes and a repetition of the main melody in the key of C minor, followed by a new second section that strongly features a portion of "Enter Ganon", foreshadowing the Boss battle against Yuga Ganon. When all four chambers are completed, a vocal chorus will be heard throughout the song.

Tri Force Heroes

"Lorule Castle" is one of the 23 playable Songs from the Lucky Lobby Ball. This version is based on the first variation from A Link Between Worlds, though its ending and point of repetition are based on the Milk Bar Musicians' version.


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  1. n.a.. "Lorule Castle" The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Original Soundtrack, Nintendo, 2015. CD
  2. Adam Koopmans, Hyrule/Lorule Castle Themes Played Back to Back, Reversed, and Together , YouTube (Video), published February 25, 2014, retrieved November 2, 2015.