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8-07-2010 @ 8:05AM
Some of the ones that the Original Poster listed are also amongst my favorite. :D I wish the entirety of Song of Elune could be heard in the game. The Honor Hold music, with strains of Chopin woven in, the trumpet conveying not only dignity, but the loneliness of being at an outpost that IS out in the middle of nowhere. And when I'm in WG and the drums kick in in the music, I feel all charged up. :DActually, I love all of the Night Elf theme in Ashenvale (not the ones you hear at Warsong camp so much). It adds so much to the beauty and calm of the place - the ethereal voices really making the place FEEL magical and ancient, the strings sound both sweeping and intimate.Stormwind - what can I say? Hearing that as you walk through the gates for the first time. It really DID feel as if I was walking into someplace truly grand.The music of Elwynn sounds comforting - it was the first one I heard for an hour or so as I explored my new world for the first time, getting ti know words like "Kobold." It still feels comforting.And speaking of Elwynn . . there is a part, I THINK it's called Jerod's Landing - well, the music there changes so suddenly, becoming urgent and frightening, I swear - I avoided place for some time, feeling that it was really OMINOUS - just because of the change in music.Grizzly Hills. I'm not all that much of an outdoors person but THAT music actually makes me want to go camping!! It sounds so cinematic and really matches the sight of big trees, mountains, bears and wolves running around attacking deer.I notice the various themes and cues in the music - flying over Eastern Kingdom, you KNOW you are passing over Stromgarde in Arathi because you hear the Stormwind music - and know that it was at one time, an important human fortress. You hear the low, almost humming sound, and know you are at someplace swampy. You associate music with factions, other places, races, events, and I enjoy listening to them and trying to tie things together through music.I absolutely leave the game music on as I play and I also listen to it OUTSIDE the game, as I have purchased CDs and downloads. I have 5 WoW soundtrack albums on my iPod and have even made a Playlist of "The Human experience" trying to put the music in a sequence (without repeating) of my own journey though Azeroth - from Elwynn Forest to Icecrown. It brought back a lot of memories. :DI asked recently in a comment in the Queue (though never got answered) for any information on Websites that explain WHERE specific music is used (for example, Teldrassil music is not heard only there and Ashenvale but also Stonetalon Mt., and even Dire Maul - and is, to me, the NE theme). Also, I'd like to know how the music has been moved around, changed or have evolved through the history of the game and even how it was used in WC games (with which I'm not all that familiar). I'm interested in how they are connected and what various themes might indicate.
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