After a bit of a hiatus, Music Monday is back, returning to provide you with some of the best Zelda music out there! With our return and the impending release of Hyrule Warriors in all territories, we’d like to celebrate with some of our favorite Zelda music of all time. Hyrule Warriors has been described as a celebration of the Zelda franchise, so as we return, we’d like to do some celebrating ourselves and share some of what we believe to be the best Zelda music of all time!
A Link to the Past is a classic, not only as a part of the Zelda franchise, but also as a game on the SNES. This 16 bit adventure was the first Zelda game I ever owned, forever holding a special place in my heart. While it’s not my favorite Zelda game, it helped define the series into what it has become and introduced many musical themes that have now become a staple in the series. My personal favorite piece in the game is the end credits. I can listen to it hours on end, and it really tugs at my heart strings. This re-orchestration by Joseph Aldrich is beautiful, bringing me back to my six year old self, setting off on my first Zelda adventure, changing my life forever.
There’s something about the theme to Ordon Ranch from Twilight Princess that I absolutely adore. I know it’s a little obscure, but it just puts me in such a happy place every time I listen to it. So for the return of Music Monday, I picked Zelda Reorchestrated’s arrangement of Ordon Ranch from their Twilight Symphony. I hope it brings you as much joy as it does me!