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RuneScape: The Orchestral Collection

"The traditional Western medieval-fantasy RPG sound in an exceptional orchestral arranged album." Recommended

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Artist Credits

  • James Hannigan (composition, arrangement)
  • Ian Taylor (composition)
  • The Philharmonia Orchestra (performance)
  • The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra (performance)

Tracks

102 minutes total
  1. Runescape Theme [3:17]
  2. Newbie Melody [4:03]
  3. Harmony [3:07]
  4. Autumn Voyage [2:33]
  5. Gnomeball [2:19]
  6. The Village [2:20]
  7. A Hero's Return [6:45]
  8. A New Beginning [3:02]
  9. The Town [1:45]
  10. Memories of Guthix [2:34]
  11. Scape Bold [2:02]
  12. Born To Do This II [4:38]
  13. The Town II [2:06]
  14. Village Dance [2:18]
  15. Baroque II [2:34]
  16. Scape Dark [2:22]
  17. Village Life [3:02]
  18. Medieval II [4:48]
  19. Scape Melancholy [2:38]
  20. Sunrise [4:43]
  21. Coming of the Light [3:06]
  22. Creation [4:13]
  23. The Winding Meadow [2:24]
  24. Waterfall III [2:28]
  25. Aurora [3:49]
  26. Market Hustle [4:41]
  27. Sunlight [2:40]
  28. Snowdrops [3:10]
  29. Fragments of Guthix [2:23]
  30. Waterfall II [2:47]
  31. Remembered Friends [2:16]
  32. Horizon [2:42]
  33. Sunset [2:39]
  • Released Sep 14, 2018 by Laced Records (retail 8.99 USD).
  • Detailed release notes and credits at VGMdb.

Reviews

The traditional Western medieval-fantasy RPG sound in an exceptional orchestral arranged album.

Recommended

Editor's review by Adam Corn (2019-01-01)

The first orchestral album for the long-running MMORPG features tracks from the orchestral RuneScape 3 soundtrack plus newly recorded arrangements of other themes from the series. The sound is almost exactly along the lines of a traditional Western medieval fantasy RPG, but the memorable themes (I was sold on first listen, having never heard a singe melody from the game) and very nicely done orchestral renditions - which generally favor small instrumental sets with featured solo instruments over a bombastic large-scale orchestrations - elevate it well above the level of the many similarly styled soundtracks. It's also one of the most consistently high quality albums of the year - a rare 100 minute-plus soundtrack that I can take in all at once with patience intact.

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