Prepare to make a mad dash for the ‘like’ button.
Ah, videogame music. Once the champion of chiptune melodies, videogames now boast some of the finest orchestrated soundtracks across most mediums. Even Journey‘s entire soundtrack has been nominated for a Grammy.
After the worldwide success of the Legend of Zelda orchestra traveling the globe, Elder Scrolls composer Jeremy Soule has recently posted on his facebook about how he wants to do the same for his work on the tremendously popular role-playing series.
“Dear friends, ” begins the renowned composer, “how many of you would be interested in attending (with me) an entire concert of Skyrim, Oblivion and Morrowind as performed by a world-renowned orchestra in New York? If so, please click “like” on this post. Also, tell your friends, too. We need as many likes as possible. Thanks a million!!”
When Analog Addiction pressed him for a comment on the subject, he said, “I want this concert to be the definitive experience of TES in musical form. As the composer for the last three games in the series, this is a personal passion for me to see this music performed by some of the best musicians in the world. The music of TES really has taken on a life of its own on the net, especially on YouTube with millions of plays of the original compositions plus millions of views of various covers by other artists. It is really quite amazing and wonderful for me to see all of the enthusiasm and passion that others have contributed towards this music.”
In other news, the soundtracks for the Elder Scrolls III – V have been released on iTunes for purchase. I’ve already downloaded a few myself!
Are you guys as excited as I am?
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