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GAMEPLAY: Water Music

GAMEPLAY ABZU game cover wide
Cover art for ABZU: a sea exploration game scored by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory.

Composers have found countless ways to illustrate the beauty, mystery, and power of water in videogame music.

This week, we’ll enjoy some videogame water music!

Composers have found countless ways to illustrate the beauty, mystery, and power of water in music.

We’ll hear the colors of ethereal orchestras and choirs, synthesizers, piano, and lots more.

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund. Special thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Anastasia Scholze for production assistance. Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

To hear the full episode, click the link above! Here's the playlist:

Austin Wintory - Then Were Created the Gods in the Midst of Heaven (Abzu) - Original game soundtrack - Nashville Scoring Orchestra, London Voices

Yasuaki Iwata - Zora's Domain (Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) - Original game soundtrack

Yoko Shimomura - Over the Waves (Final Fantasy XV) - Original game soundtrack

David Wise (arr. Charlie Rosen) - Aquatic Ambiance (Donkey Kong Country) - Choose Your Character! album - 8-Bit Big Band

Shiho Fujii - MK8 Water Park (Mario Kart 8) - Original game soundtrack - Mario Kart Band

Chase Bethea - Ancient Aquatic Energy (Aground) - Original game soundtrack

Austin Wintory - To Know, Water (Abzu) - Original game soundtrack - Nashville Scoring Orchestra, London Voices

Austin Wintory - Osteoglossum Bicirrhosum (Abzu) - Original game soundtrack - Nashville Scoring Orchestra

Austin Wintory - Elasmosaurus Platyurus (Abzu) - Original game soundtrack - Nashville Scoring Orchestra, London Voices

SEGA Sound Team (arr. Super Marcato Brothers) - Hydrocity Zone Act 2 (Sonic the Hedgehog 3) - Super Marcato Brothers

Ben Prunty - Twisty Bridges (Subnautica Below Zero) - Original game soundtrack

Revo - The Ship Sails On the Open Seas (Bravely Default) - Original game soundtrack

Koji Kondo (arr. David Peacock) - Dark Waters (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) - Hero of Time - Augustine Mayuga Gonzales (piano)

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