Zelda anniversary concert recording coming to CD and DVD

At the end of 2016, Nintendo licensed a series of orchestral game music concerts featuring renditions of fan favourites from the Legend of Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert was performed in six venues across Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Nippon Columbia have confirmed they will release recordings of the concert that occurred in Tokyo on October 16.

The concert was performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Taiko Takemoto at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space. Featuring music spanning the series’ history, its program combined medleys from the US tour The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses with exclusive new arrangements:

Act I
Hyrule Castle (arranged by Kousuke Yamashita)
Princess Zelda’s Theme (arranged by Kousuke Yamashita)
The Wind Waker Medley (arranged by Chad Seiter)
Ocarina Medley Suite (arranged by Kousuke Yamashita)
Boss Battle Medley (arranged by Kousuke Yamashita)
A Link Between Worlds & Tri Force Heroes Medley (arranged by Ryo Nagamatsu)
Skyward Sword Staff Roll (arranged by Tomomichi Takeoka)

ゼルダ ワンピースくるみ台紙

Act II
30th Anniversary Symphony (arranged by Tomomichi Takeoka)
The Legend of Zelda Jingle Suite (arranged by Kousuke Yamashita)
Gerudo Valley (arranged by Chad Seiter)
Ocarina of Time Hyrule Field  (arranged by Kousuke Yamashita)
Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme  (arranged by Kousuke Yamashita)
Twilight Princess Medley (arranged by Chad Seiter)
The Legend of Zelda Main Theme (arranged by Kousuke Yamashita)

The Legend of Zelda Medley (piano solo by Koji Kondo)
Breath of the Wild Main Theme  (arranged by Kousuke Yamashita)

The concert recording will be released in two forms. The regular edition (3240 JPY) will feature two CD recording of the concert. The limited edition (5940 JPY) will feature the two CDs and a DVD featuring a video recording of the concert, including scenes and screenshots from the series projected during the concert. The recordings are available for pre-order ahead of their February 15 release.


Posted on January 5, 2017 by Chris Greening. Last modified on January 5, 2017.

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