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GAMEPLAY: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

owl and rabbit stand in front of purple and blue tree in Ori and the Will of the Wisps game

Ori and the Will of the Wisps brings together dazzling animation and stirring music in an approach partly inspired by Disney films.

This week we’ll hear music from Gareth Coker’s original score to the 2020 game Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

The game brings together dazzling animation and stirring music in an approach partly inspired by Disney films.

The soundtrack features a team of world-class musicians, including the Philharmonia orchestra!

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 and to Anastasia Scholze for production assistance.

Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director, and Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

PLAYLIST:

Gareth Coker - Kwolok’s Throne Room (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices

Gareth Coker - Shriek (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices

Gareth Coker - Main Theme (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices - Aeralie Brighton, vocals

Gareth Coker - Ku’s First Flight (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices - Kristin Naigus, woodwinds

Gareth Coker - Windtorn Ruins (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices - Kristin Naigus, woodwinds

Gareth Coker - A Shine Upon Inkwater Marsh (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices

Gareth Coker - Mora the Spider (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices

Gareth Coker - Luma Pools (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices - Kristin Naigus, recorder

Gareth Coker - A Yearning for the Sky (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices - Kristin Naigus, woodwinds

Gareth Coker - Escaping a Foul Presence (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices

Gareth Coker - Kwolok’s Hollow (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices - Laurent Ben Slimane, bass clarinet

Gareth Coker - In Wonderment of Winter (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices - Kristin Naigus, woodwinds

Gareth Coker - Shriek and Ori (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices

Gareth Coker - Ori, Embracing the Light (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) - Original game soundtrack - Philharmonia Orchestra/Pinewood Voices

Check out this behind-the-scenes video on the making of the soundtrack to Ori and the Will of the Wisps:

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