It’s a great time to be a fan of gaming music. On September 23rd, at 6 PM GMT (you can convert to your time zone here), WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln will be performing Nintendo music in full symphonic force, and the whole performance is going to be streamed live from the Symphonic Legends website.

The first half of the performance will be general Nintendo themed pieces, and the second half is to be all Zelda music. The previous concerts (also video game themed, though non-Nintendo), Symphonic Shades and Symphonic Fantasies both made it to CD releases, so chances are good that this performance will be available on CD as well.

Follow the jump to see the full program.

Nintendo themed half:
1. Fanfare for the Common 8-bit Hero
Composer Jonne Valtonen
2. Lylat Wars and StarWing (Space Suite)
Composers Koji Kondo and Hajime Hirasawa Arranger Shiro Hamaguchi
3. Super Mario Bros. (Retro Suite)
Composer Koji Kondo Arranger Roger Wanamo
4. F-Zero (Race Suite)
Composers Yumiko Kanki and Naoto Ishida Arranger Shiro Hamaguchi
5. Metroid (Suite: Samus Aran – Galactic Warrior)
Composers Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano Arranger Torsten Rasch
6. Donkey Kong Country (Aquatic Ambiance)
Composer David Wise Arranger Masashi Hamauzu
7. Pikmin (Variation on a World Map Theme)
Composer Hajime Wakai Arranger Hayato Matsuo
8. Super Mario Galaxy  (Galactic Suite)
Composers Koji Kondo and Mahito Yokota Arranger Roger Wanamo
Zelda themed half:
The Legend of Zelda – Symphonic Poem:
I. Hyrulian Child
II . Dark Lord
III . Princess of Destiny
IV. Battlefield
V. Hero of Time


Composers Koji Kondo and Toru Minegishi Arranger Jonne Valtonen


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  • ninja


  • This is so awesome; I'll definitely be tuning in. But I would like to know if anyone could direct me to the Zelda music they'll be playing. I don't recognize any of the title names, so I don't know which selection the originally came from. Or will ZU put them up if and when they come out on CD?

    • ChainofTermina

      I think they're new pieces that the symphony people made up. or they might be already existent I really have no idea. the article gave me the impression that these were original works by the orchestra, but I guess they could be already made.

      • New pieces? If your right, could it be…Skyward Sword? 😯

        • Joko tree

          I don't think Nintendo will start bleeding out infomation about Skyward Sword UNTIL 2011.Even if it is NOT the music I can't wait to hear it. 🙂

          • I also doubt that; I was really joking (and dreaming) above. Nonetheless it would be remarkable if these are SS titles.

          • Joko tree

            I was also joking because they have gave us the artwork plus the info that it is before LOZ OOT and so on.

          • Joko tree

            Thats my opinion,plus you have'nt heared my timeline theory.And they gave us more info like as we all thought the girl in the artwork (that was released a while ago) was the Skyward sword that transforms into the Master sword.

  • James

    I'll definitely listen to this, but I'm a dummy with time zones. GMT is the same time zone as the UK right? Normally I'm 8 hours behind the UK, yet when I use the time zone converter to switch from GMT it says I'm 7 hours behind.

    So confusing ._.

  • Daniel

    cool, I am from Germany

  • Link24

    Yeah I am too^^ This is really cool:)

  • Muskiok

    Heard about this a few months ago, and have been checking their facebook occasionally (I know some German). Hadn't noticed they were going to be streaming it live! I'm so happeh! I thought I'd have to wait until the CD came out a year later! :)!

    • Muskiok

      OH NO! I just realized that that will be during school still… and then I have band after school, so I won't be able to see it. Is anybody going to record this? I don't want to have to wait until the CD comes out!!! 🙁

  • Oxling

    I'd tune in if it wasn't at 2:00am here is OZ (or at least WA)…

  • SixMultipliedByNine

    Okay, this actually sucks. Here in the middle of America, it'll be 1:00 P.M. when this happens. School is kind of a problem. There had better be some way to watch this from a recording or something. If anyone knows of a way, do tell.

    • SixMultipliedByNine

      Ich mache nicht einen Witz. somebody had better get on this. Es kann natürlich nicht mich sein. I don't work for myself!

      • Muskiok

        …und es kann auch nicht mich sein! Ich könnte es machen, aber ich habe Schule… Of course, it would be only the audio anyway. Surely I'm not the only one with Audacity! Can't someone here who's watching it record their computer's audio?

    • midnight93933

      From what I can tell if you live in the eastern U.S.A it will be 4:00 pm ,3:00 pm for central, 2:00 pm for mountain, and 1:00 pm pacific. I am pretty sure this is accurate. If you did not notice they change the time from 6:00 pm utc to 8:00 pm utc.

    • Joko tree

      = 54

  • X x7

    Yes I have a half day on the 23rd! There's NO way I'm missing this!

  • LoZymugglegater

    Oh sweet!I cannot wait!

  • Joko tree

    The song Dark lord would be the perfect background for the fight between Ganon and Neil in the legend of Neil

  • Starkidd

    it sounds very good and all.. but, it always the obvious songs. we have allready heard plenty of orchestral versions of the theme song, zelda theme and the Ganon song. same old.

    it would have been epic beyond words if they did the ending songs from A Link To The Past. or Ocarina of time. where you have plenty of themes melding together. and what about Saria's Song, Windmill song, Ocarina Songs Dark World Theme(alttp), Forest Theme(alttp).

    well its not over yet, so maybe it comes. but doubt it.

  • Starkidd

    oh, i was abit hasty! abit of Dark World Theme there!

  • Muskiok

    Did… anyone record it…? No? *ultimate sadness- not expressable in words*

  • Great stuff. I can't wait for the album to be released (and I hope one does come out).

    • Muskiok

      It will. They have for the past two concerts. If you're a fan of Final Fantasy music, you check out their last album: Symphonic Fantasies.

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