ZREO: Second Quest Announces Twilight Symphony Selections, Bringing Legacy Songs To Streaming For The First Time
Posted on September 14 2022 by Sean Gadus
Released in 2012 after nearly five years of effort, Zelda Reorchestrated’s Twilight Symphony is arguably the greatest Zelda music project ever created. The three-disc, fifty-one-track album captures the joy, beauty, and heartbreak of Twilight Princess with amazing arrangements and ambitious orchestration. The album was a testament to the incredible hard work of countless musicians and a loving fan community. On a personal note, my copy of Twilight Symphony is one of my most treasured Zelda possessions, and it has brought me immeasurable joy over the past decade.
Luckily for fans of Twilight Symphony, ZREO: Second Quest has announced that a new collection titled “Twilight Symphony Selections” is now available on multiple streaming platforms. Twilight Symphony Selections contains a total of twenty-six tracks that ZREO: Second Quest was able to properly license under U.S. Copyright laws. Without written permission from Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Japan, there are certain tracks from the original Twilight Symphony that ZREO: Second Quest cannot revisit or repost at this time. If you want to learn more about the legal situation surrounding ZREO’s legacy music, you can check out this post from the ZREO: Second Quest website.
This is the first time that any music from the Twilight Symphony will be available on streaming services. Twilight Symphony Selections is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music, and it is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes.
For fans who have never listened to Twilight Symphony, you are in for a special treat! Each track released for Twilight Symphony (and thus Twilight Symphony Selections) was created with incredible detail and care. The lush instrumentation and operettic choir makes the songs of Twilight Symphony Selections some of the richest and most enjoyable video game music on the internet. Among the impressive collection of songs, tracks like “Hyrule Field,” “Rutela’s Wish,” “Hidden Village,” and “Ilia” stand out as examples of how Twilight Symphony reshaped the music of Twilight Princess from rough gems into absolute diamonds. Even if you are not a fan of Twilight Princess itself, there is plenty for longtime Zelda fans to enjoy; the collection has arrangements of “Zelda’s Lullably,” “Zora’s Domain,” “Hyrule Castle,” and “Ganon’s Theme”.
What do you think? What is your favorite song from Twilight Symphony Selections? What game or song would you like ZREO: Second Quest to explore next? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: ZREO: Second Quest
Sean Gadus is a Senior Editor at Zelda Dungeon. His first Zelda game was Ocarina of Time and he loves all of the 3D Zelda games from 1998-2011. He wants to help build a kinder, more compassionate world. You can check out his other written work at The-Artifice.com.