Zelda Piano Medley – WindMageMaster

DaveyJanuary 3rd, 2013 by Davey

Just before Christmas, YouTuber WindMageMaster uploaded an epic piano medley that covers a melody from every game in the history of Zelda. At just under fifteen minutes, it’s pretty evident a lot of work went into choosing, arranging, and playing this sound-story of Link’s journeys over the past 25 years. This medley is definitely worth a listen.

Hit the jump to see the video!

Make sure you have annotations turned on because they unobtrusively give details about each theme, such as the game title, game platform, piece title and year. Though you should recognize almost all of the music, it’s still nice to know just in case.

Though each game’s piano cover could stand alone as its own, short piece, the entire thing is connected wonderfully into a single medley. The transitions are smoothed over, and the entire piece is without creases.

I’m having a terrible time figuring out which part is my favorite, but I think it will have to be the Ballad of the Wind Fish from Link’s Awakening because this is the most beautiful rendition of the tune I’ve ever heard. Its a shame Nintendo doesn’t seem to pay much attention to this ballad in official reworkings of classic pieces.

WindMageMaster also has a large selection of Zelda tune remixes on his or her channel. I’m particularly hoping another piano cover or medley of some sort will come from this channel, though!

What was your favorite part? Tell us in the comments!

Source: YouTube

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  • Link

    The music sounds so artificial. Without feeling, no emotion in comparison to the video.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003298020387 Alan Da Cruz Nascimento

      I think both are great. .-.

    • Person

      Yeah I got that too, no musicality, really. It was a computer-generated piano, though, whoever it was wasn’t actually playing it and I guess that’s why.

      • Linkfan99

        What? Where did you get that from? They were actually playing it.

        • ralphpotato

          I’m almost sure WindMageMaster used a midi editor. That’s what he/she uses to do the remixes on his/her channel.

        • Lupine Hero

          I could hear three different parts during the Clock Town theme, too far apart for a single person to play. Even if they are playing it, they’re not doing it alone. (It sounds computer generated to me, though.) I enjoyed it anyway, though.

          • baileygirl99

            What they would do, is play all the parts separate while recording, the put the 3 recordings together. I’m not doubting that it was computer generated, just that it’s possible to play 3 different parts at once….with a recording device

          • frgovo

            Well, the whole thing sounded pretty much like a piece for two players (maybe even for a piano duo). But I don’t think a live performance could make this (imo very good but not quite outstanding) piece better.

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          • baileygirl99

            Poor Linkfan99….

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          • frgovo

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          • hot apple Fi

            Are you two butt holes still at it? Is this like a never ending story from post to post. So let me get this straight, Linkfan99 pimps a cow that comments after him. Then another cow started, and the first one found out and got mad. Now they’re going to fight?

          • Prince Zeldo

            I bet both cows are Linkfan. Commenting after his own posts. Gets people to pay attention to him. The cows are funny at least.

          • Linkfan99

            Seriously, it’s not me. I’ve asked them to stop a lot of times, but then I just started playing along. XD

          • baileygirl99

            either that or they are going on a date XD that’s what I thought at first. :-S

          • baileygirl99

            *facepalm*

        • Lifeoflink

          If you go to the Youtube page, in the description WindMageMaster says it was computer generated. He did a great arrangement. I hope he puts the sheet music up somewhere for pianists, like me, to play.

        • Person

          On the YouTube page for it, in the description (you have to click “show more” it says it was a computer-generated piano

  • Mark Rodkin

    Every game, did I miss Four Swords? I saw FSA

  • rambler77

    For more zelda on the piano, go to concertoldham’s song of healing on youtube

  • John

    It’s a good medley but the timing for the tune in the Ballad of the Wind Fish seems very off.

  • GOROHUG!!!!!!!!!!

    I’d like to see a medley with a slightly less predictable choice of music.

    • baileygirl99

      What do you mean by that? Do you mean using a different instrument?

      • GOROHUG!!!!!!!!!!

        Well, in this medley, almost every game is represented by it’s most iconic theme.
        I’d like to see a game where that is not the case.
        For example: This medley uses the realm overworld for Spirit tracks, but I’d like to see a medley that uses Byrnes theme, or the goron target range theme or whatever.

        Get it now?

        • baileygirl99

          oh. Well, they did that sorta in the OoT part, but I get what you mean. That would be pretty cool!

  • baileygirl99

    I think that was absolutely incredible. I loved it sooo much. I would have preferred a different melody that the Kokiri Forest for the OoT part. But it still sounded good

  • MiniJen

    pretty. i think i liked the ballard of the goddess the most, but i feel like they could have chosen a better song for ocarina of time aside from kokiri forest’s theme. I mean, its a good song and all, but oot has so many other, more amazing themes like hyrule field, zelda’s lullaby or saria’s song… :/

  • ChooChoo

    Some games may be better than others, but I think we can all agree that the music is amazing in every Zelda game… And this video shows that perfectly.

  • clayton2243

    im pretty sure this is either on a bad keyboard or its midi sounds

  • blackice_cc

    Good medley, but I’m not sure I like the sounds of the instrument. I imagine it’s an electric piano. I think it would sound better if they had it on a classical piano setting or something similar.

  • The Hylian Monolith

    I enjoyed it, but not overly so. I’ve heard more spectacular remixes in the past, and I feel that if you’re doing one song for each game, it should be a sing that speaks for the whole game. This remix didn’t really do that too well, and he seemed to be going a bit hard on the keys.

  • Amber

    Wow that takes some serious practicing

  • http://www.facebook.com/jake.davies.965 Jake Davies

    Loved the Zelda II part, but don’t appreciate the compputer generated piano, the lack of four swords, and the placing of oracle of ages before oracle of seasons. Overall good though.

  • sylvrtortus

    That was amazing