VIDEO GAME ARRANGEMENTS
Meet The Light
The chiptune music from the beloved 1986 NES title Kid Icarus comes alive in a lush, energetic orchestral setting, performed wonderfully by the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland. Video by M. Eng.
The music of Kid Icarus was originally written by classic game composition great Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka. Please be sure to visit his website to listen to more wonderful music! He is a super nice guy and even praised this arrangement.
Sam & Max Hit The Road Medley
Sam & Max Hit The Road is one of many classic point-and-click games to come out of LucasArts. Known for its sharp humor and jazzy soundtrack, Sam and Max became an instant favorite of many gamers in the 90s, myself included. This medley was performed by the University of Maryland Gamer Symphony Orchestra during their Fall 2013 concert. This medley includes “A Pleasantly Understated Credits Sequence”, “Carnival of the Odd”, “Doug the Moleman”, and “Savage Jungle Inn”.
The music for Sam and Max Hit the Road was originally written by Peter McConnell, Michael Land, and Clint Bajakian. It’s a top notch soundtrack!!
Animal Crossing Sea Shanty- In Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS, you can take vacations to a beautiful tropical island. During those voyages, the ship’s captain, Kapp’n, will sing you a sea shanty. I adapted that little sea shanty for a baritone soloist, SATB choir, and full orchestra. I even wrote original lyrics. Very proud of this particular arrangement! This arrangement was beautifully performed by the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland.
Frog’s Theme- An orchestral arrangement of Frog’s Theme from Chrono Trigger. This recording features members of the Montclair Gamer Symphony Orchestra. It was a part of the Chronicles of Time remix album.
Tifa’s Theme for Horn and Piano- I arranged this music from FF7 for my friend Dan Remme. He’s a fantastic horn player who really brought a lot of passion to this quiet, pastoral-sounding piece. The original work was written by Nobuo Uematsu.
Metroid Medley (for 7 Horns)- Wonderfully performed by Montclair State University’s Horn Ensemble, led by the amazingly talented Jeffrey Scott.
Famicom Opening Chime Remix
I re-created the Famicom opening jingle using SNES samples for the intro of my friend’s show: NintenJoe Direct.
Dr. Mario- “Chill Out, Doc!”
A fun arrangement of my favorite Dr. Mario song for rock band.