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Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« 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?
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #1 on: 15:51, 10 August 17 »
I was a big Sabre Wulf fan. The title music is Bach's Prelude in C.

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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #2 on: 16:48, 10 August 17 »
Airwolf 2 somewhere in game.
At least sounds classic  ;D
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #3 on: 17:33, 10 August 17 »
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #4 on: 18:00, 10 August 17 »
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #6 on: 18:51, 10 August 17 »
Does anyone know what the music is on Tempest's title screen?

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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #7 on: 19:06, 10 August 17 »
A thread about classical music, and not one mention of the elite title screen 

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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #8 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.  :)

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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #9 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 has a few other examples, too!
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #10 on: 00:24, 11 August 17 »
Dynamite Dan - Mozart's Turkish Rondo
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #11 on: 10:47, 11 August 17 »
Does Vangelis count as classical? If so, it was the title music of Daley Thompsons Decathalon.

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Edit: The music itself was called Chariots of Fire, not Vangelis.
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #13 on: 16:39, 11 August 17 »
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #14 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!
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #15 on: 20:33, 11 August 17 »
There's Tchaikovsky in Winter Games, figure skating.

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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #16 on: 23:17, 11 August 17 »
Toccata and Fugue from Johann Sebastian Bach, in Friday the 13th


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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #17 on: 14:52, 12 August 17 »
If Vangelis counts then we have Barbarian too.
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #18 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?

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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #19 on: 16:25, 13 August 17 »
Sorcery: Paul Dukas - "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
The Apprentice: Greensleeves
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #20 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?
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #21 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

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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #22 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.)
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Classical music in Amstrad CPC games?
« Reply #24 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