Welcome to the second video of the weekly series titled Video Game Music Commentary and Transcription (VGMCT)! In this video I explore the music to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Trailer 2.
VGMCT is about getting to the crux of what makes a certain piece of video game music beautiful, memorable, and moving. I discuss video game music from the vantage point of a classically-trained musician. This video includes my first attempt at transcribing this piece.
Special thanks to Nintendo and Studio Ghibli!
Nintendo's Breath of the Wild trailer (1 December 2016 trailer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDFZIUdo764
Super Mario Medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFZki6TcY4w
Video game music piano performance demo reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thM3FPwEo6Y
Some time stamps:
0:26 Similarities between Joe Hisashi's music and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild music
40:28 correction - in measure 2, the order of the 32nd notes are D-flat, E-flat, G, B-flat
49:20 a surprising note
51:39 a perfect fifths theme that transforms
51:47 discussing a possible composer of the piece
52:20 Michael Jackson and Sonic the Hedgehog 3
2:34:13 correction - I intend a cymbal roll
2:40:50 correction - I intend to write "con sordini" to indicate muted horns instead of "muted." Also, I decided to keep "con sordini" in the score when the horns enter.
2:42:00 interpretation of the perfect fifths theme
2:44:03 video analysis
3:17:24 final review
Notation software: Sibelius 8.5 with Sibelius 7.5 Sounds
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