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Stone Tower Temple (cover)

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This fantastic song was originally by Koji Kondo.

The second of my series of re-orchestrations of the temple music from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. My goal is to write the temple music for a concert repertoire while building on what Koji Kondo started on and give a new feel to this timeless music. So keep your ears out while you listen; you're sure to hear something new.

I actually finished the flipped Stone Tower Temple's music before this one, and for a while I wasn't sure what to do, because this sounded a bit bland in comparison. But then I added a second bongo line, and a bunch of world instruments, and things got much better. So far, this has been my favorite temple music to write.

Compared to the Great Bay, Woodfall, and Upside-Down Stone Tower Temples, this song wasn't too hard to notate, but that's because a few years ago I learned to play all the lines by ear on the piano. There was a little bit of a surprise, though; if you listen to the original, on the third measure of the second ocarina passage, there's a strange chord between A and what appears to be F. The Upside-Down Stone Tower Temple's music has an easily distinguished A-E chord there, but the regular Stone Tower Temple's is a little more muddled. I wasn't sure whether to make it A-E or A-F, but I in the end opted for the A-F chord, which actually sounds kinda pretty.

If you pay attention while listening, you'll hear a few allusions to the Elegy of Emptiness, which as Link you have to play a bunch of times in the Stone Tower.

Here's the instrumentation:
1 Flute
1 Ocarina
1 Peruvian Panpipes
1 English Horn (Cor Anglais)
1 Bassoon
1 Didgeridoo
1 Bass Drum
1 Set of Temple Blocks
2 Sets of Bongos
1 Guiro
1 Pair of Maracas
1 Rain Stick
2 Conga Drums
1 Tambourine
1 Grand Piano
1 Acoustic Guitar
2 Violin Sections
1 Viola Section
1 Cello Section
1 Contrabass Section

If it's a little quiet, turn up your speakers' volume. It's a bit quiet for me too, don't know why that is.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and if you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to give them. I appreciate any and all reviews.

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In my personal opinion, this cover sounds awesome. You did a great job in remaking this awesome song!

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Nov 23, 2011
2:49 PM EST
Video Game
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2.6 MB
2 min 49 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.