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Coming of Age

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Hey hey hey! This is a medley arrangement of music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It's a commission for a good friend of mine, (Darrenkerwin here on Newgrounds, who is also the one singing at the end!), who organised this whole project as a birthday gift to a friend of his. These are the Zelda soundtracks I arranged, in the order they appear in the track:





Ultimately, the whole point of this medley is to tell a story. Zelda OoT players are aware that in the game you start out as young Link, and as you progress you eventually come across the Temple of Time, which contains the Master Sword. Picking up this sword accelerates Link's growth, and as he wields it he realises he's now a young man. This is something Darren and I wanted to reflect in the music, so you'll hear the moments where Link finds the temple, enters it, approaches the sword, and finally picks it up. True to its story, I also tried to make the song "mature" musically as it progressed, starting off as a fun little folk tune and ending as an operatic, orchestral piece.

As for the technical stuff, this was produced using FL Studio 12, a bunch of East/West libraries, Omnisphere, and Versilian Studious Chamber Orchestra 2. I also have to thank the following people for lending their wonderful talents in the form of live recordings:

Vocals, ocarina, and maracas: Darren Kerwin
Violin: Matt Macellaio - http://www.soundcloud.com/trikeair
French Horn: Ariane Côté

Special thanks also to Samuel Hébert (camoshark) for helping with the French Horn!

I hope that both Zelda and non-Zelda fans alike enjoy this! Thanks for listening :). Oh, and I've posted the lyrics for the part at the end below, starting off in English and finishing off in Latin!


Enter the temple
A hero's footsteps
Walking softly through the dark
Stones of the spirits
Will form a pathway
To the blade of evil's bane

Many trials have led you here
To the future from the past
Guided by the ancient sages
Light will find you
Face the dark lord
End his iron wrath

Intrare templum
Vestigia heros
Quisque paula tim tenebris
Lapides spiritus
Numquid iter faciunt
Malum malo gladium

Qui probatio aderunt
Futurum ex anteactum
Duco priscus sophus
Lux erit vobis
Tenebrae faciem domini

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Not gonna lie this is very good. Sounds like LOZOOT but much realistic

I really, really like this song!
Actually I like all of your songs so far... Keep making music and you will be so big...!

Thank you for making this!!!! I love it so much!!!! Zelda is so amazing!!!!!! You are one of the best people on Newgrounds!!!!!!!!

Step responds:

Aw shucks. Thank you!

I don't play Legend of Zelda, but this is still awesome! I think you did a great job of capturing different moods, even with the same melody (for example, contrast the cute yet somewhat furtive vibe at 0:00 with the grand, celebratory mood at 0:46). There's tons of emotional contrast in this piece, and it all flows very nicely. The instrumentation is fantastic as always. The high quality of your samples always makes me jealous. Also, the French horn sounded great, @Camoshark. ;) I loved the gradual set-up for the ominous spaciousness, percussion, and ambiance that preceded the beginning of the vocal section. It served as a great section of structural relief. I loved how, despite the sense of adventure implied by the vocals, they almost seemed soothing (until 4:22, that is). The Latin was a nice touch, btw (I'm not sure if it was like that in the original, but if it was your idea, I say bravo!). The ending was also climactic and conclusive. Excellent work, guys! I'll be downloading this...RIGHT NOW! :D

good job, steph and the band

Step responds:

Thanks, man! And sorry for taking forever to reply lol.

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4.53 / 5.00

Mar 24, 2016
6:34 PM EDT
File Info
12.8 MB
5 min 37 sec

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