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GAMEPLAY: Pokémon!

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Junichi Masuda scored the first generation of Pokémon titles, including Pokémon Red and Blue.

Titles full of melodies that bring the collectible critters and their world to life.

This week, we’ll enjoy the music of the world’s favorite Pocket Monsters: Pokémon!

The original titles are full of melodies that bring the collectible critters and their world to life.

We’ll hear a variety of arrangements for orchestra, piano, wind symphony, 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. Production assistance provided by Delia Zaleski. Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

PLAYLIST:
Junichi Masuda, arr. Trevor Alan Gomes - Pewter City (Pokemon Red and Blue) - Trevor Alan Gomes, piano

Junichi Masuda & Braxton Burks, arr. Braxton Burks - Song of Jigglypuff (Pokemon Red and Blue) - Kanto Symphony & Kristin Naigus,

Braxton Burks - The Monster of Cerulean Cave Theme for Mewtwo (Pokemon Red and Blue) - Kanto Symphony & Kristin Naigus

Junichi Masuda & Braxton Burks, arr. Braxton Burks - Waking Snorlax-Pokemon Flute (Pokemon Red and Blue) - Kanto Symphony & Kristin Naigus, penny whistle

Braxton Burks - The Pink Mirage Theme for Mew (Pokemon Red and Blue) - Kanto Symphony & Kristin Naigus, oboe

Junichi Masuda, arr. The Consouls - Trainer Battle Theme (Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow) - The Consouls

Junichi Masuda, arr. Julia Seeholzer - Shorts Come Highly Recommended: The Road to Cerulean City (Pokemon Red and Blue) - Videri String Quartet

Junichi Masuda, arr. Trevor Alan Gomes - Professor Oak Suite (Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow) - Trevor Alan Gomes, piano

Junichi Masuda, arr. Trevor Alan Gomes - Cinnabar Island (Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow) - Trevor Alan Gomes, piano

Junichi Masuda, arr. Trevor Alan Gomes - Battle! Rival (Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow) - Trevor Alan Gomes, piano

Junichi Masuda, arr. David Peacock - Hall of Fame (Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow) - Trevor Alan Gomes, piano

Junichi Masuda, arr. Ben Wallace - 2am Emergency at the Pokemon Center (Pokemon) - Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano & Joel Everett, piano

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