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Best VGM Bonus Round – Classical Music In Video Games

Over this Easter Weekend, whilst buried in books for my latest University project, I have been listening to Classic FM – why is this you may ask? Well, over the long weekend the station has been playing its annual ‘Hall Of Fame’; the world’s largest survey of classical music in which 300 pieces are selected via voting from the public.

The list celebrates the best of the best from the classical world (the immortal names of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart et al), but also shows a consideration of popular scores from films and television as well; music from the likes of Star Wars, Pirates Of The Caribbean and The Lord Of The Rings regularly pop up in high positions. Last year, a campaign was started to recognize another area of music – that from video games, specifically orchestral music. Continue reading Best VGM Bonus Round – Classical Music In Video Games