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The LPO celebrates its 'Video Game Heroes' with a concert

9:00 PM on 09.05.2011 // Raz Rauf

As part of the Vision Sound Music festival at the Southbank Centre, London, the world renowned London Philharmonic Orchestra put on a special concert dedicated to the wonderful world of videogame music. Entitled "Video Game Heroes," it's a collection of music from games old and new, all of which are close to conductor Andrew Skeet's heart.

Unfortunately for us (except the people who went of course), the concert took place last Saturday ( September 2.) However, there is an album coming out this Fall so look out for that. In the meantime, take a look at the set list and if possible read Mr. Skeet's blog about the project. Decide on whether you think his balance was just right, and enjoy the only footage from the concert so far below.

Set List 

Advent Rising: Muse Tommy Tallarico
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Jeremy Soule
Call of Duty: Main Menu Theme Stephen Barton & Harry Gregson-Williams
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Theme Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe
Legend of Zelda Koji Kondo
Super Mario Bros. Theme Mahito Yokota & Koji Kondo
Little Big Planet: Orb of Dreamers: The Cosmic Imagisphere Daniel Pemberton
Splinter Cell: Conviction Michael Nielsen, Kaveh Cohen, Amon Tobin
Battlefield 2: Theme Joel Eriksson
Final Fantasy: Theme Nobuo Uematsu


Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty Theme Harry Gregson-Williams
Dead Space: Welcome Aboard the U.S.G. Ishimura* Jason Graves
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Greg Edmonson
World of Warcraft: Seasons of War Jason Hayes
Halo 3: One Final Effort Martin O’Donnell & Michael Salvatori
007: Blood Stone: Athens Harbour Chase* Richard Jacques
Bioshock: The Ocean on his Shoulders Garry Schyman
Mass Effect: Suicide Mission Jack Wall & Sam Hulick
Fallout 3: Theme Inon Zur
Tetris Alexey Pajitnov
Super Mario Bros. Gusty Garden Galaxy Koji Kondo
Final Fantasy: Liberi Fatali Nobuo Uematsu
Angry Birds Ari Pulkkinen
Enemy Zero: Last Movement Michael Nyman

London Philharmonic Orchestra - Video Game Heroes [LPO]

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