Genre/Style: Orchestral Video Game Music
Creative Vision for the Track: This is another piece that I’m orchestrating from the 1986 NES game Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest). It was composed by Koichi Sugiyama who has done all the Dragon Quest games. It begins similar to the opening title and it’s a pretty standard old NES end title. It does have some beautiful chords in the B section that I tried to expand upon. I also tried to vary the style from section to section to add interest and keep things progressing. It’s a cross between Classical, Jazz, Baroque, and March.
Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc): It’s in C and is mostly around 110 bpm but the opening fanfare is much slower and I used the tempo track to add some subtle and some not-so-subtle ritards.
Main Instruments used:
EastWest Hollywood Orchestra