Wedding Waltz ~ Duel

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Wedding Waltz ~ Duel
Composer Nobuo Uematsu
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 1994-04-02
Format SPC.png
Game Final Fantasy III (SNES)
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

Wedding Waltz ~ Duel plays at the climax of the opera scene of Final Fantasy III (SNES). It is actually two separate songs that are combined on the official soundtrack, but in order to adhere to the site guidelines, the song is broken into two separate files. The first song is Wedding Waltz, the second is Duel.


The song's title varies depending on your source. This site uses the most recent American release of the official soundtrack.

Title Transliteration Source
Wedding Waltz ~ Duel US iTunes soundtrack
The Wedding Waltz ~ Duel US OSV
婚礼のワルツ~決闘 (Konrei no Warutsu ~ Ketto) Wedding Waltz ~ Duel Japan OSV

Wedding Waltz

The Wedding Waltz portion of the song plays after Celes's aria during the dance at Ralse and Maria's wedding. Locke watches from the wing and discovers the note left by Ultros. The song stops the moment Locke informs the Impresario of Ultros's plan.

Wedding Waltz

The song is 0:40.47 seconds long and loops. As the name suggests, it plays in the style of a waltz.


The Duel portion of the song is broken up into three scenes which are combined in the recording.


Duel - Scene 1

The first scene of the Duel begins when Locke tells the Impresario about Ultros's plan. A call-to-arms fanfare is heard and plays as the camera pans to the stage.

The scene is 00:32.78 in length and does not loop.

Duel - Scene 2

In the second scene of the Duel, we watch on stage as Draco crashes Ralse's wedding and pledges his love to Maria. Ralse refuses to hand her over and a duel ensues.

The scene starts at 00:32.78 and is 00:44.24 in length. It does not loop.

Duel - Scene 3

The third scene of the Duel is played when you see Ultros in the rafters threatening to drop a huge weight on Celes. The music continues to play as you climb your way to the rafters, fight your way past the rats, and your missteps with Ultros. The song uses the melody from the first scene but expands it into a full song and is played at a louder volume.

Scene 3 starts at 01:17.02 and is 00:52.11 in length. It starts looping at 02:09.13.


The following games include the song as well, but they emulate the music and sound the same.

  • Final Fantasy Anthology PAL (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy VI (AND)
  • Final Fantasy VI (FOS)
  • Final Fantasy VI (GBA)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PS3)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PSP)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PSV)
  • Final Fantasy VI (WII)
  • Final Fantasy VI (WIIU)

Album Appearances

The song appears on the Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version album.


Due to system restraints, the game breaks the song up into four different files. These files correspond with the Wedding Waltz and the three scenes of the Duel. They are named 34.1 - Wedding Waltz ~ Duel #1.spc, 34.2 - Wedding Waltz ~ Duel #2.spc, 34.3 - Wedding Waltz ~ Duel #3.spc, and 34.4 - Wedding Waltz ~ Duel #4.spc.