Orchestral Game Music Concerts

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The Orchestral Game Music Concerts (オーケストラによるゲーム音楽コンサート Ōkesutora ni yoru Gēmu Ongaku Konsāto?) were a series of Japanese video game music concerts. The events took place in Tokyo from 1991 to 1996 and were performed by different orchestras. Recordings of the concerts were released as a series of albums, which are known for their rarity.

The concerts[edit]

Game Music Concert[edit]

Year: 1991
Conductors: Koichi Sugiyama, Yoko Kanno, Kōsuke Onozaki and others
Performer: Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
CD Catalog #: WPCL-560

Concert program (game and song title):

  1. Wizardry - "Opening Theme"
  2. Wizardry III - "Adventurer's Inn 3"
  3. Dragon Quest IV - "Palace Minuet"
  4. Dragon Quest IV - "Sea Breeze"
  5. Super Mario Bros. - "Super Mario Bros. (medley)"
  6. Super Mario World - "Super Mario World"
  7. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - "Hyrule Castle"
  8. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - "The Legend of Zelda Theme"
  9. Populous - "BitPlane" and "It's a Process"
  10. Populous - "Ending Theme"
  11. Romance of the Three Kingdoms - "Main Theme"
  12. Romance of the Three Kingdoms II - "Main Theme"
  13. Final Fantasy IV - "Red Wings"
  14. Final Fantasy IV - "Theme of Love"
  15. Final Fantasy IV - "Ending Theme"
  16. Dragon Quest III - "Into The Legend..."

Game Music Concert 2[edit]

Year: 1992
Conductors: Kōsuke Onozaki, Yoko Kanno, Koichi Sugiyama, Kentarō Haneda, Katsuhisa Hattori
Performer: Tokyo Memorial Orchestra
CD Catalog #: WPCL-709

Concert program:

  1. Mother 2: Gigya's Counterattack - "Because I Love You"
  2. Mother 2: Gigya's Counterattack - "Eagle Land"
  3. SimCity - "Village"
  4. SimCity - "Town"
  5. Great Strategy Expert: Soldiers Walk - "Soldier's Rhapsody"
  6. Nobunaga's Ambition: Record Of Military Affairs - "Sky Rocket"
  7. Nobunaga's Ambition: Record Of Military Affairs - "Distant Mountains and Rivers"
  8. Dragon Quest V - "Palace Trumpet"
  9. Dragon Quest V - "Bridal Waltz"
  10. Wizardry V - "Opening"
  11. EVO: Tale Of 4.6 Billion Years - "In Admiration Of Nature" and "Earth"
  12. EVO: Tale Of 4.6 Billion Years - "Sorrow"
  13. Sound Novel Otogirisou - "Lingering Morning Mist"
  14. Sound Novel Otogirisou - "Beyond The Sadness"
  15. Final Fantasy V - "Opening Theme"
  16. Final Fantasy V - "Waltz Clavier"
  17. Final Fantasy V - "Town Theme"
  18. Final Fantasy V - "Main Theme"

Game Music Concert 3[edit]

Year: 1993
Conductors: Kōsuke Onozaki, Koichi Sugiyama, Yoko Kanno and others
Performer: Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
CD Catalog #: SRCL-2732

Concert program:

  1. Star Fox - "Star Fox Theme"
  2. Fire Emblem 2 - "God's Young Sage"
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - "Towards the Dreaming Island"
  4. Mother 2: Gigya's Counterattack - "Because I Love You"
  5. Torneko's Great Adventure: Mysterious Dungeon - "Torneko's Theme"
  6. Torneko's Great Adventure: Mysterious Dungeon - "And Here's A Little Waltz"
  7. The War Era of Emperor Ki - "The Legendary Warriors"
  8. Dragon Quest V - "Almighty Boss Devil Is Challenged"
  9. Soft-Boiled Hero - "Divertissement, the Fourth Movement"
  10. Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) - "Fear of the Angels"
  11. Nobunaga's Ambition - "Introduction", "Defeated Army" and "The Morning Bell"
  12. Lennus - "Nasukuoto"
  13. Albert Odyssey - "Albert Odyssey Theme"
  14. Albert Odyssey - "God's People"
  15. Kabuki Story of Heaven's Magical Barrier - "Kabuki's Theme" and "In Retrospect"
  16. Elfaria - "Eruru's Song" and "Ending"

Game Music Concert 4[edit]

Year: 1994
Conductors: Kōhei Tanaka, Nobuo Kurita, Kōsuke Onozaki, Keiichi Oku, Koichi Sugiyama, Yoko Kanno, Toshiyuki Watanabe
Performer: Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
CD Catalog #: SRCL-2736

Concert program:

  1. Lennus II: Apostles of the Seals - "In Admiration of the Gods" and "The Final Dungeon"
  2. Wild Trax (Stunt Race FX) - "Special Trax"
  3. Super Mario Bros. - "Super Mario Bros. (medley)"
  4. Super Metroid - "Theme of Samus Aran", "Galactic Warrior", "Brinstar 1", "Brinstar 2", Ending
  5. Itadaki Street 2 - "Sofie's Cavern"
  6. Dragon Quest II - "Pastorale" and "Catastrophe"
  7. Uncharted Waters: New Horizons - "Visiting the Harbors of the World" and "Close to Home"
  8. Night of the Kamaitachi - "Sequence"
  9. Night of the Kamaitachi - "Two People Return Alive"
  10. Albert Odyssey 2 - "Together in the Glory of the Legend"
  11. Final Fantasy VI - "Love Oath" and "Maria and Draco"

Game Music Concert 5[edit]

Year: 1996
Conductor: Koichi Sugiyama
Performer: Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra
CD Catalog #: SRCL-2739

Concert program:

  1. Kirby Super Deluxe - "The Gourmet Race", "Collision Theme" and "Theme Of Kirby's Triumphant Return"
  2. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - "Yoshi's Athletic"
  3. Donkey Kong Country - "Water Music"
  4. Fire Emblem II - "Fire Emblem's Theme Song"
  5. Dragon Quest VI - "Evil Motive", "Satan's Castle" and "Shivering, Beating Heart"
  6. Dragon Quest VI - "Flying Bed"
  7. Glory of Heracles IV - "Atlantis' Memories", "At The Edge Of The Earth" and "Goblins' War"
  8. Lennus II: Apostles of the Seals - "Erutsu Turbulent Journey"
  9. Bounty Sword - "Invincible Knight"
  10. Iihatoovo Story - "Iihatoovo Hymn"
  11. Seiken Densetsu 3 - "Meridian Child"
  12. Chrono Trigger - "Theme Of Chrono Trigger"

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