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GAMEPLAY: Sonic the Hedgehog

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Cover art for the 2011 title Sonic Generations.

Titles full of catchy melodies and irresistible grooves!

Sonic the Hedgehog has been Sega’s spiky-haired, fleet-footed blue mascot since 1991, with titles full of catchy melodies and irresistible grooves!

This week, we’ll hear arrangements for orchestra, jazz band, and more, alongside original soundtracks.

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. Production assistance provided by Delia Zaleski. Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

Here's the playlist:

Tomoya Ohtani - Spring Emotions (Sonic Runners) - original soundtrack

Masato Nakamura, arr. Tee Lopes & Aruto Matsumoto - Sonic the Hedgehog Medley (Sonic the Hedgehog) - FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague

Masato Nakamura, arr. The Consouls - Chemical Plant Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 2) - The Consouls

Yuzo Koshiro & SEGA Sound Team, arr. Antonio Teoli & Adam Klemens - Sonic Game Gear Medley (Several Sonic Games) - FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague

SEGA Sound Team, arr. Charlie Rosen - Hyrdrocity Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 3) - 8-Bit Big Band & Grace Kelly, alto saxophone

Richard Jacques & SEGA Sound Team & Tomoko Sasaki, arr. Antonio Teoli & Adam Klemens - Sonic Sega Saturn Medley (Several Sonic Games) - FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague

Jun Senoue & Kenichi Tokoi, arr. Jun Senoue - Be Cool, Be Wild, and Be Groovy…for Ice Cap (Sonic Adventure) - original soundtrack

Tomoya Ohtani & Mariko Nanba, arr. Jan Sanejko - Sonic 2006 Medley (Sonic the Hedgehog, ‘06) - FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague

Kenichi Tokoi - Event-Conquest (Sonic Adventure 2) - original soundtrack

Fumie Kumatani - I’m a Spy…for Security Hall (Sonic Adventure 2) - original soundtrack

Tee Lopes, arr. Jan Sanejko - Sonic Mania Medley (Sonic Mania) - FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague

Tomoya Ohtani - Rooftop Run: Act 1 (Sonic World Adventure/Sonic Unleashed) - original soundtrack

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