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New Arrangement: "The Angarian Journey" from Golden Sun (2001)

As requested, an orchestral arrangement of the adventurous overworld theme from the classic JRPG, "Golden Sun" (2001) - "The Angarian Journey". Feel free to check it out!

Feel free to download the score and recording here!

If you are one of my Patrons, you can now find the MIDI, XML and SIB files I created for this arrangement now available to download from your Patreon Google Drive folder!

Arranger's Note:

"One of the great overworld themes from Golden Sun, this track heavily travels around familiar territory through its use of primarily the tonic (I - C major), the subdominant (IV - F major) and dominant (V - G major) chords, with an occasional transition to the relative minor (vi - A minor), such as at 0:36. Otherwise, there is not much else to analyse!

For the arrangement, I decided to augment the triumphant/adventurous aesthetic, but at the same time allowing a few "not-quite-as-loud" moments to give a brief respite for the ear, for example, the opening at 0:03, and at 0:36, which dies down slightly before growing once more at 0:51.

I added a few additional counter-melodies to flesh out the harmony, such as in the trombones and violas of 0:51 and the 2nd violins of 1:05."

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