The Legend of Zelda Symphony

Last night, we saw The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, and… we’re exhausted, haha!

Honestly, there are no words adequate enough to describe how beautiful the show was. We’ve always been such big fans of the game franchise with the music being a huge factor, and to hear it live from such a talented orchestra was such a treat!

We first heard the show was coming near us way back at the beginning of the year, with us snagging tickets last March for it. We had center balcony seats, a nearly perfect view. The only people that we really couldn’t see were the choir — we only caught glimpses of their feet since the screen that played videos accompanying the music covered the choir from our angle.

The program that we listened to was phenomenal! There were scores from Breath of the Wild, Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, A Link to the Past, Wind Waker, A Link Between Worlds, and Twilight Princess. As a bonus, after the finale, the orchestra performed scores from Link’s Awakening and one final set from Breath of the Wild.

The music just made us want to go on an adventure and relive all of the stories and games once again!

Have you ever been to a Zelda Symphony? How did you enjoy it?

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Spotify

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

I feel like I talk about the same things all the time on here… Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda, video game music, the works.

So, for something different, here’s another post about video game music! (Sorry. Not really.)

I recently discovered Spotify the other day. Yes, I know I’m a bit behind the times. However, a lot of the music I’ve been listening to lately (video game soundtracks, a cappella, instrumental/violin) has been on YouTube so I just took my cue from that.

The Sunday school class I teach will be singing a song during the service this weekend and instead of buying the song for them to sing along to, I thought I would give Spotify a try.

I found the song–great, but so not the point.

I thought, why not look up some video game music? My car has six CD slots. I would love to fill it up with music from The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Paper Mario, Ace Attorney, Professor Layton, and everything else in between.

I looked it up and while the direct Nintendo soundtracks aren’t on Spotify, there are so many covers of all these songs. And I’ve yet to meet a cover that I didn’t enjoy.

I haven’t really played around with it and created my own playlists yet, but I have saved a couple from other people. I have a Paper Mario one and an Ace Attorney one.

My absolute favorite, though, is Nintendo Master Playlist. I typed in “Nintendo” in the search bar and it was the first one to pop up. It’s a playlist by the user “workspot88.” Whoever that is, I need to write them a letter telling them how wonderful they are.

This playlist is 57 and a half hours long. It has a cover of every Nintendo song imaginable from all my favorites, all the Mario games, Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Ice Climbers, and so, so much more! It really is the best thing ever.

So, if you have Spotify, I highly recommend you go check it out. If you don’t have Spotify, get it. You won’t be disappointed.

If you have Spotify, what are some of your favorite Nintendo playlists to listen to, if you have any?

Top Tuesday: Zelda Soundtracks

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

After quite a while of playing, Kris and I finally beat The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. We’ve been playing it for a few weeks now and finally sat down to play through the rest of the game every day at the end of last week. We got into a discussion of the music at some point, of course.

So, here are my top five favorite Zelda soundtracks.

5. Majora’s Mask

Majora’s Mask is one of the most beloved Zelda games ever made. It’s similar to Ocarina of Time, which everyone loved, it’s practically a sequel and while the themes are dark, it tells a wonderful tale. Link goes through something that we all go through. To create different tracks for each species Link becomes as well as the dark messages that are sent is definitely a tricky one. The music fits the dark mood wonderfully.

4. Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time was the number one spot on my list for a while. Listening to The Lost Woods and Gerudo Valley (still my top two favorite songs) always put a smile on my face and I always hummed the tunes whenever and where ever. Of course, new game come out and new songs are created. But Ocarina of Time always has that nostalgia piece for me whenever I hear its songs.

3. Skyward Sword

When Skyward Sword came out, I know it was a hit or miss for a lot of people. Despite it being the 25th anniversary game, I know some people didn’t like the motion controls and some people thought the game was too easy to be a Zelda game. To be honest, Skyward Sword instantly became my favorite Zelda game because it was on the easier side. With it supposedly being the first game chronologically, I thought, why shouldn’t it be a bit easier? Especially since Hyrule wasn’t created yet.

But, I’m rambling now. The music in this game always gave me feels because it was brand new. The world of Zelda was new and exciting and waiting to be discovered. The feeling of soaring through the air on your Loftwing and then of course having Fi around–her theme song is the best–the music just makes you feel at home.

2. Wind Waker

The music to this game is so catchy and upbeat and fits in perfectly with the cartoon-look of the game. The whole atmosphere is bright and light-hearted (despite the content) and the music just flows right along with it. I especially love sailing across the water. The music makes you feel like there’s an entire world out there that needs exploring.

1. Twilight Princess

No, this isn’t my number one simply because I just played the game recently. This has always been my favorite soundtrack. The music everywhere you go in the game is simply wonderful. I found myself and Kris pausing our conversation just to listen to the music. Midna’s and Ilia’s themes are my favorite.

What are your favorite Zelda soundtracks?

Nintendo Music

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

I’m sure you guys get sick of us talking about music in video games since we talk about it often… But I found something pretty cool that I wanted to share with you guys.

 

If you know me, you know I love YouTube. That’s my place to be when it comes to anything video game related.

The other day I was trying to get some blog posts done. There are certain YouTube channels that I typically put on as background noise, and I stumbled upon yet another one.

The channel’s name is Luigi and it’s all music from Nintendo.

It has a 75-minute video of relaxing music from various Nintendo games such as Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda, Mario games, Animal Crossing, and more.

The channel also has a video of just Animal Crossing music.

I’m sure you know as well as I do that music a key component to any video game. Having a long video of a ton of the soundtrack songs is awesome.

Here’s the video that I’ve been listening to the most. It has a lot of my favorites on there and it’s a soothing 75 minutes. Enjoy.