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The Classifieds: David Arkenstone plays a Renaissance fair

The Classifieds brings you weekly news from around the WoW community, including our famous Random Acts of Uberness shout-outs to players who make your WoW sessions memorable.

Renowned instrumental musician David Arkenstone, one of the composers for the WoW and Cataclysm soundtracks, greeted WoW fans at a Renaissance fair in Texas this past weekend with several musical selections from the game.

Arkenstone couldn't resist firing up the crowd with his favorite pirate themes and a foot-tapping version of Bloodsail. Once our WoW-playing contingent made known its enthusiasm for his inn music, he came back at a later show with a surprisingly lyrical rendition of Stonefire (what most players think of as "the" inn song) and Gypsy Rendezvous, the theme from the Argent Tournament.

Arkenstone's not officially on tour, so we can't offer any specific dates and places you might catch him near you, but we'll keep you posted with anything else around the country as it pops up!

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15 Minutes of Fame: Cataclysm soundtrack composer David Arkenstone

From Hollywood celebrities to the guy next door, millions of people have made World of Warcraft a part of their lives. How do you play WoW? We're giving each approach its own 15 Minutes of Fame.

There's absolutely nothing like the sweeping vistas of an orchestral soundtrack to help you slip the surly bonds of earth and touch the face of Azeroth in all its epic glory. One of the composers behind World of Warcraft: Cataclysm's in-game soundtrack, David Arkenstone, took time not only leading up to expansion's launch but again after last night's game launch concert in Fountain Valley, California, to chat exclusively with WoW Insider about painting a new sonic palette for Azeroth.

Arkenstone is one of a team of Cataclysm composers headed by Blizzard's Audio Director Russell Brower that tackled a whopping eight hours of new music for the expansion -- about the same amount of music as was added with Wrath of the Lich King expansion, bringing World of Warcraft's musical tally to something like 36 hours of in-game music. "I think it's exciting for a player to get all this new content at one time," Arkenstone says enthusiastically. "When you have all this music spread out across the word, composers, meshing ... It's hours and hours of music."

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