Posted on November 28 2018 by Sean Gadus
It’s been twenty years since the release of Ocarina of Time, and the outcry of support and love for the classic title has been overwhelming. Many fans and critics have taken time out of their busy schedules to write articles, create videos, and post comments about how they love the game and how much it has them inspired them.
In honor of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time‘s 20th anniversary, musician David Erick Ramos has joined forces with UCLA’s Game Music Ensemble (GME) to perform an arrangement of the game’s beautiful title theme. This wonderful version of song is akin to the other orchestrated versions we’ve heard, such as the one present in Symphony of the Goddesses (during the Ocarina of Time medley).
The incredible strings section of GME helps enrich the piece, adding a beautiful background for the ocarina, which is the key instrument in the track. It feels special to hear the ocarina used for the melody of this song, as most covers replace the ocarina with a more common woodwind. The combination of Ramos’s ocarina and the GME musicians’ rich tapestry of sound creates a beautiful and faithful tribute to one of gaming’s best title themes.
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