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GAMEPLAY: Castlevania

Gameplay Castlevania Symphony of the Night - Alucard art Ayami Kojima.jpg
A depiction of protagonist Alucard by artist Ayami Kojima for the 1997 game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Composer Michiru Yamane wrote the original score.

A musical celebration of one of the most beloved gothic-horror videogame series of all time.

This week, a musical celebration of one of the most beloved gothic-horror videogame series of all time: Castlevania.

We’ll hear selections from original soundtracks plus arrangements featuring orchestras and choirs, jazz combo, metal guitars 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:

Michiru Yamane, arr. Wayne Strange - Dracula’s Castle (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) - Kristin Naigus, oboe; Laura Intravia, flute; Michaela Nachtigall, violin and viola

Kinuyo Yamashita, Satoe Terashima, arr. Jun Irie - Hearts of Fire ~ Out of Time (Castlevania) - Konami Symphonic Ensemble, Nazo2 Project

Satoe Terashima - Vampire Killer (Castlevania) - The ConSouls

Kenichi Matsubara, arr. Tim Stoney - Bloody Tears (Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest) - Ro Panuganti, guitar

Konami Kukeiha Club, arr. David Westerlund - Prelude (Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse) - David Westerlund, organ

Konami Kukeiha Club, arr. Jun Irie - Evergreen (Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse) - Konami Symphonic Ensemble, Nazo2 Project

Michiru Yamane, arr. Wayne Strange - The Nightmare (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) - Elmhurst College Chamber Singers; Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano; Patti Rudisill, violin

Michiru Yamane, arr. Wayne Strange - Moonlight Nocturne (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) - Elmhurst College Chamber Singers; Tim Stoney, piano; Ari Fisher, violin, Kristin Naigus, oboe

Michiru Yamane, arr. Wayne Strange - Lost Painting (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) - Kristin Naigus, oboe, English horn; Laura Intravia, violin

Michiru Yamane - Baljhet Mountains (Castlevania: Curse of Darkness) - Original soundtrack

Michiru Yamane - Sarabande of Healing (Castlevania: Curse of Darkness) - Original soundtrack

Oscar Araujo - Besieged Village (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow) - Bratislava Symphony Orchestra

Oscar Araujo - Agharta (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow) - Bratislava Symphony Orchestra

Oscar Araujo - Carmilla (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow) - Bratislava Symphony Orchestra

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