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GAMEPLAY: Babylon's Fall

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A team of composers led by Hiroshi Yamaguchi scored the 2022 action role-playing game Babylon’s Fall. The original soundtrack contains over five hours of music.

Sometimes, fantastic video game scores come from games that fail commercially and critically. This week we highlight the soundtrack to one such title: 2022’s Babylon’s Fall.

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Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund.

Thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Christine Kyprianides and Delia Zaleski for production assistance.

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

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An orchestral recording session for Babylon's Fall.

PLAYLIST:
All selections from the Babylon’s Fall Original Soundtrack

Hiroshi Yamaguchi - Sonnet of the Sorrowful Soldier - Toru Sakurada, lute

Hiroshi Yamaguchi - Babylon’s Fall Theme - Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir

Hiroshi Yamaguchi - Poem of the Ancient Emperor - Toru Sakurada, lute

Hiroshi Yamaguchi - Descendants of Babylon - Yoshimichi Hamada, cornetto; Nobuko Miyashita, Kohei Minami, tenor sackbuts; Yuka Mitani, bass sackbut

Hitomi Kurokawa - The Civic Cloister - Takako Tanaka, viola da gamba; Akira Harada, viola d'amore; Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir

Hiroshi Yamaguchi - Silent Little Bird - original soundtrack

Hyun Kim - Silent Assembly Hall - Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir

Hiroshi Yamaguchi - Communion with a False God - Violeta Radomirska, Emiliya Kirtcheva, sopranos; Mihail Mihaylov, tenor; Plamen Kumpikov, bass; Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir

Aoba Nakanishi - Divine Wisdom - Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir

Hiroshi Yamaguchi - Dragoon’s Pride - Violeta Radomirska, Emiliya Kirtcheva, sopranos; Mihail Mihaylov, tenor; Plamen Kumpikov, bass; Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir

Hyun Kim - Helioscope - Bulgarian Choir; Vanya Moneva, conductor

Hyun Kim - Prelude to Reclamation - Violeta Radomirska, Emiliya Kirtcheva, sopranos; Mihail Mihaylov, tenor; Plamen Kumpikov, bass; Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir

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