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Title: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: mr_lou on 15:41, 10 August 17
I remember first time I saw Jet Set Willy, and loving the title-music.
It took many years before I realised that it was actually the classical piece of music "Moonlight Sonata" that was playing, and that I apparently liked classical music then.

I also loved the highscore tune in Space Harrier, which is actually "Bach a la Jazz".

Manic Miner uses two classical tracks. (What are they called?)

What other CPC games uses what other classical music?
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: Bryce on 15:51, 10 August 17
I was a big Sabre Wulf fan. The title music is Bach's Prelude in C.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: VincentGR on 16:48, 10 August 17
Airwolf 2 somewhere in game.
At least sounds classic  ;D
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: agoria_555 on 17:33, 10 August 17
Atahualpa with maurice ravel's boléro

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Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: Targhan on 18:00, 10 August 17
1001 BC, A Mediterranean Odyssey is from Vivaldi.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: EgoTrip on 18:15, 10 August 17
Manic Miner uses the Blue Danube in the title screen, and Edvard Grieg's In The Hall Of The Mountain King.


Technician Ted uses Radetzky March by Johan Strauss Sr.


There are some others but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: ervin on 18:51, 10 August 17
Does anyone know what the music is on Tempest's title screen?

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Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: CraigsBar on 19:06, 10 August 17
A thread about classical music, and not one mention of the elite title screen 

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Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: mr_lou on 19:14, 10 August 17
A thread about classical music, and not one mention of the elite title screen 

Same as Manic Miner title screen, only better.  :)
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 19:31, 10 August 17

Jet Set Willy - Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

Dynamite Dan - Mozart's Turkish Rondo

Lemmings - LOADS AND LOADS! Including  Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Mirlitons (The Nutcracker), Pachelbel's Canon and Mozart's Turkish Rondo (again!)



I think this thread (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/other-retro/music-plagiarism-in-classic-videogames-(all-platforms-included)/) has a few other examples, too!
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: mahlemiut on 00:24, 11 August 17
Dynamite Dan - Mozart's Turkish Rondo
Also on Brainstorm.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: Bryce on 10:47, 11 August 17
Does Vangelis count as classical? If so, it was the title music of Daley Thompsons Decathalon.

Bryce.

Edit: The music itself was called Chariots of Fire, not Vangelis.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: MaV on 11:48, 11 August 17
Since Vangelis has been mentioned, there's the Blade Runner in game music. I'm not sure if this concrete piece of music is originally Vangelis, but is sure sounds like him.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: agoria_555 on 16:39, 11 August 17
Kane : valkyrie (Wagner) ^^

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Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 18:19, 11 August 17
Since Vangelis has been mentioned, there's the Blade Runner in game music. I'm not sure if this concrete piece of music is originally Vangelis, but is sure sounds like him.
The Blade Runner 8-bit game is actually based on the MUSIC for the film and not the FILM itself due to licensing issues!
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: villain on 20:33, 11 August 17
There's Tchaikovsky in Winter Games, figure skating.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: angelcaio on 23:17, 11 August 17
Toccata and Fugue from Johann Sebastian Bach, in Friday the 13th


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Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: VincentGR on 14:52, 12 August 17
If Vangelis counts then we have Barbarian too.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: mr_lou on 09:57, 13 August 17
What about the music in "Arabian Nights"?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_tEwmzpugY

Is that also a classical piece?
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: Token on 16:25, 13 August 17
Sorcery: Paul Dukas - "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
The Apprentice: Greensleeves
Orphée: J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Elite: Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz
Mermaid Madness: Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Dance Of The Mirlitons
Blagger: ?
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: ervin on 18:50, 13 August 17
Blagger: ?

I believe Blagger is "Black and White Rag" by Winifred Atwell.

Does anyone know what Tempest's music is?
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: ivarf on 22:44, 13 August 17

Since Vangelis has been mentioned, there's the Blade Runner in game music. I'm not sure if this concrete piece of music is originally Vangelis, but is sure sounds like him.


I liked running the streets in Blade Runner, I didn't understand much or get anywhere. Still it was a good experience at the time because of the music
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: MaV on 19:43, 14 August 17
Does anyone know what Tempest's music is?
Hm, sounds a lot like Bach. His style is usually very distinctive, compare it to parts of the Goldberg Variations or the Brandenburg Concertos for example. Someone with a deeper knowledge of his works might know it (or that I'm in fact wrong and it's someone else's work.)
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: MaV on 19:47, 14 August 17
I liked running the streets in Blade Runner, I didn't understand much or get anywhere. Still it was a good experience at the time because of the music
Yes, the gameplay was frustrating and I also kept playing a lot longer than I would have just because of the music. You had to chase the darn androids, just like in the movie's chase scene. I never saw anything beyond the streets, so either I've been bad at it, or there was nothing more to it.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: ivarf on 01:27, 15 August 17

Yes, the gameplay was frustrating and I also kept playing a lot longer than I would have just because of the music. You had to chase the darn androids, just like in the movie's chase scene. I never saw anything beyond the streets, so either I've been bad at it, or there was nothing more to it.


Try the Speccy beeper only version. No music there
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: Bryce on 10:48, 15 August 17
Hm, sounds a lot like Bach. His style is usually very distinctive, compare it to parts of the Goldberg Variations or the Brandenburg Concertos for example. Someone with a deeper knowledge of his works might know it (or that I'm in fact wrong and it's someone else's work.)

I don't have a "deeper knowledge" of Bach, but I do listen to a lot of classical music...

Tempest title music is Handels "The arrival of the queen of Sheba". A really great piece to hear live from a full orchestra.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: MaV on 21:25, 15 August 17
Tempest title music is Handels "The arrival of the queen of Sheba". A really great piece to hear live from a full orchestra.
Good find! Then I was wrong after all.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: Gryzor on 11:54, 16 August 17
Nah, Vangelis is far from classical!


But, IIRC Powerplay had some classical music:


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95LJHTSoZlo[/youtube]


Unfortunately, I can't find a video where it's audible...
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: Bryce on 12:09, 16 August 17
I just downloaded the Powerplay: The Game of the Gods DSK (from CPCPower) and ran it on Winape. The title music is Tchaikovskys "Dance of the sugarplum fairy" (From the Nutcracker ballet).

Bryce.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: Gryzor on 12:18, 16 August 17
Thanks, haven't played it in a few years but I remember sitting and listening to it when I was a child.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: GOB on 17:00, 16 August 17
Gameover of Space Harrier but i don't remember the author...

[youtube]https://youtu.be/0VGukbY8KmI?t=5m38s[/youtube]
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: pelrun on 03:57, 17 August 17
Weird, I would have sworn that the Powerplay title music was In The Hall Of The Mountain King... maybe I had a different version?


Edit: checked it and it's definitely ItHotMH, sorry Bryce!
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: Bryce on 10:29, 17 August 17
Weird, I would have sworn that the Powerplay title music was In The Hall Of The Mountain King... maybe I had a different version?


Edit: checked it and it's definitely ItHotMH, sorry Bryce!

Oh, you're right. It does seem to be that. The two pieces have very similar sections of music. Sorry Grieg :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: mr_lou on 12:59, 17 August 17
Oh, you're right. It does seem to be that. The two pieces have very similar sections of music. Sorry Grieg :)

"Dance of the sugarplum fairy" is used in Mermaid Madness though.  :)
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: mr_lou on 07:34, 11 June 18
So... been watching Monty Python on Netflix these past few weeks, and got curious about the theme-melody.

Long story short:

The loading music in Harvey Headbanger tape version is "The Liberty Bell" march from 1893!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Liberty_Bell_(march) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Liberty_Bell_(march))
Title: Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
Post by: kawickboy on 11:09, 14 June 18
Back to the Golden Age intro:


[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/pcYQROTwr74 (https://youtu.be/pcYQROTwr74)[/YOUTUBE]


Alla Turca from Mozart.