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Joshua Iyer

The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Event

November 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I don’t know how many of you are gamers, but I can say I used to be a big one (I played a lot of Animal Crossing and Mario and such). Now I’ve toned it down, focusing on music mostly more than video games, but I still play from time to time, especially when my friends come over.

I don’t even know HOW I was thinking about this, but last year Nintendo launched The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary event. I’ve been into the Zelda series, mostly because the fantasy world of Hyrule is pretty cool, but also because no matter which game it is, and no matter how it’s being performed, the music usually in some way resembles an orchestra. Skyward Sword, the latest game in the series, has an actual orchestra playing the music, and if you check out the video below, you’ll probably find what you see amazing, because I sure did!

With the 25th Anniversary event, in which Skyward Sword came out with its amazing soundtrack, Nintendo had a series of concerts in which an orchestra played Legend of Zelda tunes ranging around all of their games. I downloaded the whole CD that came with Skyward Sword (even though I borrowed it from a friend) and, when listening to this majestic, epic music, even listening through someone who has never heard of Zelda, the music sent shivers down my spine.

Below are YouTube links in which you can view a couple videos. I was working on a video, but it refuses to upload to YouTube for some reason, so I'll just show you these. Thanks for reading, and hope you enjoy!

11/3 Update: I found some more videos to add to the mix. They are pieces of music played at one of the concerts playing "Symphony of the Goddesses". If you have the time, feel free to check these out! Sorry I just updated this post; I didn't really feel like making a whole new one. What I like about the new videos (the third, fourth, and fifth ones) is that the video helps the music tell the story of Link in those games. Anyways. Enjoy!

The Complete Skyward Sword Soundtrack

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary CD

A Link to the Past (SNES) Medley

Majora's Mask (N64) Medley

Ocarina of Time (N64) Medley

Information on the Concerts

There are more concert videos you could probably find from the recommended videos from these links, but those are also included in the CD, so I didn't include a separate link for them.

Again, thanks for reading!

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