|Classical Music, Popular Music, and VIDJA GAEMS!!! OH HECK YEAH!!!!
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom and is renowned around the world. Ever since 1932, the group has played the classics of Back, Mozart, Beethoven, the later ventured out to popular music of Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Oasis, and now, after sporadic performances of the genre in the past, they have a concert completely dedicated to video game music.
During the Vision Sound Music festival that took place at the Southbank Centre in London, the world famous LPO put on a concert of a special nature, as its playlist consisted of music from video games. The concert was titled “Video Game Heroes,” and it features a collection of music from classic and modern games. As it turns out, the LPO’s conductor of this particular concert, Andrew Skeet, is very fond of video games and music in gaming in general.
LPO’s “Video Game Heroes” concert actually took place this past Saturday on September 2nd, however an album is in the works, and it should be released sometime this Fall. Below is some footage from that concert with the LPO performing the theme from “The Legend of Zelda,” as well as the setlist. If you want more additional information about the special concert, check out Andrew Skeet’s blog.
Advent Rising: Muse Tommy Tallarico
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Jeremy Soule
Call of Duty: Main Menu Theme Stephen Barton & Harry Gregson-Williams
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Theme Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe
The Legend of Zelda Koji Kondo
Super Mario Bros. Theme Mahito Yokota & Koji Kondo
Little Big Planet: Orb of Dreamers: The Cosmic Imagisphere Daniel Pemberton
Splinter Cell: Conviction Michael Nielsen, Kaveh Cohen, Amon Tobin
Battlefield 2: Theme Joel Eriksson
Final Fantasy: Theme Nobuo Uematsu
Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty Theme Harry Gregson-Williams
Dead Space: Welcome Aboard the U.S.G. Ishimura* Jason Graves
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Greg Edmonson
World of Warcraft: Seasons of War Jason Hayes
Halo 3: One Final Effort Martin O’Donnell & Michael Salvatori
007: Blood Stone: Athens Harbour Chase* Richard Jacques
Bioshock: The Ocean on his Shoulders Garry Schyman
Mass Effect: Suicide Mission Jack Wall & Sam Hulick
Fallout 3: Theme Inon Zur
Tetris Alexey Pajitnov
Super Mario Bros. Gusty Garden Galaxy Koji Kondo
Final Fantasy: Liberi Fatali Nobuo Uematsu
Angry Birds Ari Pulkkinen
Enemy Zero: Last Movement Michael Nyman