C.57 - "Village Theme #1"
Composed: ~June to July 2014
Ah yes, the video game themes. After experimenting with video game music foremost with "C.50", I played around with writing a few more little themes. The first experiments were "Village" themes. These were pieces that would play while your character is exploring a village, and I drew (once more) on the village themes from 'Golden Sun' for inspiration, such as the iconic "Vale".
This theme was just as simplistic as "C.50"; it uses a recurring motif in the winds throughout, accompanied by incredibly static pizzicato strings and a cello for support. At just over 30 seconds long, it isn't an entirely successful piece, and I am certain it would drive people mad after hearing it on loop forever and ever and ever...
The title on the original score is intriguing – "Overture". It seems that this piece was originally going to be an experiment for a video game overture (one that might play at the title screen), but it turned into a village theme by its completion. As I was writing it using the 'Panorama' view in Sibelius, I never realized that I had given the piece a title and thus never changed it once it was complete. Nevertheless, there is another video game piece that I intended to become an "Overture" which you will read about shortly!
Reminiscence written on 19th July 2016
Last updated: 20th October 2018