As I was searching for a version of Majora’s Mask‘s “Bremen Mask March” to share with our readers, I happened across this incredible piano cover by Video Game Pianist. I knew I had to share it after only seconds of listening. This musician is extraordinarily talented, demonstrating a mastery of the keys while making it look easy and feel airy. Plus, the performance includes a cover of the “Horse Race” theme from Majora’s Mask, as well as passages from other Zelda and Nintendo games.
It’s hard to stop your feet from marking time along to this cover. Video Game Pianist seamlessly integrates a modified version of the original The Legend of Zelda‘s “Dungeon Theme,” creating a nice break from the march’s melody while flashing some fancy finger work. Later, the virtuoso transitions time signature to incorporate “Rosalina’s Comet Observatory” from Super Mario Galaxy. The piece concludes with a rousing cover of Majora’s Mask‘s “Horse Race” theme, complete with a speeding up effect similar to what happens in Super Mario Bros. when you are running out of time. All in all, it’s a lighthearted romp that’s sure to brighten your day.
Why was I looking for the “Bremen Mask March”? If I get stuck in a Zelda game, I pull out random items on the off chance that they may help me out. The Bremen Mask was my go-to in Majora’s Mask. Unsurprisingly to many of you, it didn’t help most of the time. However, I could always count on the tune to lift my spirits. It’s also fun to rally the animal residents of Termina for a procession about town. The “Bremen Mask March” can be used to confuse Igos du Ikana’s lackeys, causing them to high step in rhythm and become vulnerable to attack. If you have a dark sense of humor (like me), you can create a comedic juxtaposition by playing the bouncy march after a heavy moment in the game, like when a character passes away.
So, if you need a pick-me-up, I suggest hitting play on the video above and parading around your house. Who knows, maybe your pets will fall in line!