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GAMEPLAY
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GAMEPLAY: Garry Schyman

We talk with composer Garry Schyman and share soundtracks that span 30 years of his work in video games.

He’s created some of the most striking scores ever written for video games, bringing stories to life through an impressive command of orchestral colors.

Schyman's scores are rich orchestral masterpieces, whether he’s creating music for the grandeur of Middle-Earth or the twisted glory of BioShock.

Listen to learn more!

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Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund.

Special thanks to Garry Schyman and White Bear PR.

Thanks also to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Christine Kyprianides for production assistance.

Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director, and Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

PLAYLIST:
All selections composed by Garry Schyman

Ioreth (Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor) - original game soundtrack; Northwest Sinfonia

The Caragors (Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor) - original game soundtrack; Northwest Sinfonia

The Hammer Falls / Lithariel (Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor) - original game soundtrack; Northwest Sinfonia

Selections (Voyeur [1993]) - original soundtrack recordings provided courtesy of the composer

Main Theme [The Ocean on His Shoulders] (BioShock) - original game soundtrack; Martin Chalifour, violin

Welcome to Rapture (BioShock) - original game soundtrack; Martin Chalifour, violin

Cohen's Masterpiece (BioShock) - original game soundtrack; Martin Chalifour, violin

Empty Houses (BioShock) - original game soundtrack; Martin Chalifour, violin

All Spliced Up (BioShock) - original game soundtrack; Martin Chalifour, violin

The Arena (Middle-Earth: Shadow of War) - original game soundtrack; Northwest Sinfonia and Chorale

Gorgoroth (Middle-Earth: Shadow of War) - original game soundtrack; Northwest Sinfonia and Chorale

Open Your Eyes (Middle-Earth: Shadow of War) - original game; Northwest Sinfonia and Chorale soundtrack

Barad-Dûr (Middle-Earth: Shadow of War) - original game soundtrack; Northwest Sinfonia and Chorale

The Lower City (Middle-Earth: Shadow of War) - original game soundtrack; Northwest Sinfonia and Chorale

Metamorphosis Theme (Metamorphosis) - original game soundtrack; Fame's Orchestra; Joanna Freszel, soprano

Corridors (Metamorphosis) - original game soundtrack; Fame's Orchestra; Joanna Freszel, soprano;

Village (Metamorphosis) - original game soundtrack; Fame's Orchestra; Joanna Freszel, soprano

Junoon (Forspoken) - original game soundtrack

Unwavering Resolve (Forspoken) - original game soundtrack; India Carney, Vocals

Keith Brown was the host of Matinee Classics and the host and producer of GAMEPLAY until 2024.