There are days I feel like FernGully: The Last Rainforest doesn’t get nearly as much love as it should because there are some incredible musical moments to be found in this story. My favorite moment by far comes towards the end of the film when Magi, the oldest of the fairies, summons the spirit of the trees to give the other fairies a fighting chance against a reborn Hexxus. This scene, appropriately enough, is titled “Spirit of the Trees.”
The sequence begins when Magi causes a seed to glow and levitate. All around the forest, trees begin to glow as a chorus of ancient voices (seemingly) summon the powers inherent in the forest. FernGully was already beautiful, but when all the trees are magically lit, it looks like something out of a fairy tale (no pun intended). I loved this moment growing up; it has a musical rawness and power that just sticks with you.
This is a shorter post today (since the piece is all orchestral) but this is also something I’ve wanted to share for a long time and I hope you enjoy listening to it. Let me know what you think about it in the comments below and have a great day!
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