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GAMEPLAY: Strategy Games

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Andreas Waldetoft scored the complex 2016 far-future strategy game Stellaris, working with orchestrator David Christiansen and the Brandenburg State Orchestra.

Scores from games like Starcraft, Civilization, SimCity, and more.

Strategy games challenge the player’s ability to think and plan, whether building cities, leading armies, or exploring faraway galaxies.

On this program, we’ll hear scores from games like Starcraft, Civilization, SimCity, and 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. 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:

Christopher Tin - Sogno di Volare (Dream of Flight) (Civilization VI) - Angel City Chorale; Cappella SF; Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra

Soyo Oka, arr. Toshihiko Sahashi - Village Theme (SimCity) - Tokyo Memorial Orchestra

Stephen Rippy, David Rippy, orch. Stan LePard - Noddingagushpa (Age of Empires III) - Northwest Sinfonia

Stephen Rippy, orch. Stan LePard - Muptop (Age of Empires III) - Northwest Sinfonia

Stephen Rippy, orch. Stan LePard - Felonious Junk (Age of Empires III) - Northwest Sinfonia

Pierre Esteve - Destiny (Black Moon Chronicles) - original soundtrack - Alyssa Landry, vocals

Pierre Esteve - Warriors (Black Moon Chronicles) - original soundtrack - Pierre Esteve, vocals

Geoff Knorr, Roland Rizzo, arr. Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher - Cree (The Atomic Era) (Civilization VI) - Poundmaker Singers; Prague FILMharmonic Orchestra

Yoko Kanno, arr. Kousuke Yamashita - Signal Fire (Opening) (Nobunaga’s Ambition: Lord of Darkness) - Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra

Yoko Kanno - The Helpful God of War’s Banner Last Chapter (Nobunaga’s Ambition: Lord of Darkness) - Yoko Kanno, piano

Russell Brower, Glenn Stafford, Derek Duke, Neal Acree - Wings of Liberty (StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty) - Eimear Noone/Skywalker Symphony Orchestra

Andreas Waldetoft, orch. David Christiansen - Stellaris Suite: Creation and Beyond (Stellaris) - Brandenburg State Orchestra

Keith Brown is the host of Matinee Classics and the host and producer of GAMEPLAY.