So I am playing this right now. I cant get this victory fanfare out of my head
Xenosaga Episode I - Battle's End
It's short but yeah I love the hell out of it too. Maybe part of it was the contrast against a kinda "meh" battle theme, but I loved it. Certainly an actual orchestra does magical things to music.
FF games have been no slouch musically, and I especially love when they take chances with other composers. While FFX-2's OST is a bit of a [funky] mixed bag, it certainly had one of the best opening themes as far as FF's go (personally speaking of course). It really has a calm and nostalgic sound
. And I especially loved the visuals that acompany it, they're subtle but tastefully presented (a nice counter to the more flashy attire?).
Also, this came on my iPod after not hearing it for a while and fell in love with Crystal Chronicles the Crystal Bearer's main theme: Sacred Heaven
. It's very subtle, heroic, and I loved how they worked in the FF-theme with a few notes from a harp to bring it back in.