When Final Fantasy III (US) was released, I remember a soundtrack being sold in an included catalog... was sheet music being sold too? What a vague memory.
I've been to one anime convention in my life, and I bought the FFVI piano collection, among others. It's good, and I wouldn't mind being able to play the opera theme from FFVI on piano.
Um...no, they did not sell sheet music. The FFIII album you're referring to is a direct reprint of the FFVI CD. It was called "Kefka's Domain," and we have it reviewed on the site.
The FFVI Piano Collection you own, to confirm: is it the 1994 edition where the CD came INSIDE the book with all the sheet music? Or was it the 2001 CD-only print?
To Losfer -- I know it's your job to be a dick, but you failed this time around. The OP is talking specifically about the piano collection arrangements, which is limited enough in scope to be less of an FF wank-fest than your satire would have us believe.
Wild Armor - are you referring to the Piano Collection arrangements, or the OST transcriptions from DoReMi? Because the former is awesome, and the latter is pure shit.
I own the sheet music books (from Yamaha) for 7, 8, 9, 10, and 10-2. I also have the book for the first of the two FF11 piano collections (it came with the box set). The second FF11 piano I believe I ordered from SquareSound (but I can't remember if I did that or not...)
Looking at your list... I am capable of performing Terra, Aerith's Theme, The Castle (AWESOME), Rose of May, Melodies of Life (performed at my older brother's wedding), To Zanarkand, and Via Purifico. But my favorites (all of which I can perform, to some degree) are:
FF4: Chocobo Theme, Battle Medley
FF7: um...these are all too hard for me, other than Aerith's theme. Seriously, a difficult series of arrangements.
FF8: almost all of it. Blue Fields, Find Your Way, The Oath, and Eyes On Me are the easiest for me.
FF9: Eternal Harvest (well, I USED to be good at it)
FF10: I worked super hard on this one. I can more-or-less play every song on here, EXCEPT for the Final Battle, which is just absurdly difficult. My personal favorites to perform are Besaid Island, Song of Prayer, and Thunder Plains
FF10-2: Crazy-hard jazz on this one...I can do the first two tracks (Crest of the Wind, Yuna's Theme), as well as 1000 Words. My goal in life is to be able to perform that one minute concerto piece and then the Last Battle music that follows. That is insanely difficult (for me).
FF11 (first one): PROMYVION. This one is definitely the easiest on the collection, and (fortunately) it's also my favorite track on the album. I've played it every day this week.
I'm pumped about this topic because I just got a piano in my house, after 3 years of being piano-less. I busted out the sheet music and am going to town. I just gotta get out the SaGa Frontier II Piano~Rhapsody music again. TIIIINY print.