GAMEPLAY: Role-Playing Games
Storytelling scores that immerse us in fantastical worlds.
This week, we’ll hear music from role-playing games: storytelling scores that immerse us in fantastical worlds.
We’ll hear a variety of selections from Chrono Trigger, Persona, Xenoblade, and many 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.
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Yoko Shimomura - Somnus (Final Fantasy XV) - PurpleSchala, piano
Yasunori Mitsuda, arr. Kosuke Yamashita - Presentiment/Chrono Trigger (Chrono Trigger) - Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra/Shimpei Sasaki
Yasunori Mitsuda, arr. Mariam Abounnasr - Morning Sunlight/Guardia Millennial Fair/Gato’s Song (Chrono Trigger) - Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra/Shimpei Sasaki
Yoko Kanno - Catalina (Uncharted Waters: New Horizons) - Yoko & The First Dogs
Yasunori Mitsuda - Chrono Cross - Scars of Time (Chrono Cross) - Original soundtrack
Yasunori Mitsuda - The Girl Who Stole the Stars (Chrono Cross) - Original soundtrack
Borislav Slavov - Mead, Gold, and Blood - Ifan’s Theme (Divinity: Original Sin 2) - Hungarian Studio Orchestra
Borislav Slavov - Rivellon (Divinity: Original Sin 2) - Hungarian Studio Orchestra
Shoji Meguro - Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There (Persona 5) - Lyn Inaizumi, vocals/original soundtrack
Manami Kiyota, arr. PurpleSchala, Andrew Dunn - A Place in the Sun (Xenoblade Chronicles 2) - PurpleSchala, piano; Andrew Dunn, cello (Israfelcello)
Dale North - Finding Presents (Alchemic Cutie) - Original soundtrack
Dale North - From Sumo to Splash (Alchemic Cutie) - Original soundtrack
Hitoshi Sakimoto - Staff Roll (Vagrant Story) - Shinozaki Group (original soundtrack)