Ultima V (The Battle Begins - Time for Peace)

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Composed by:
Kenneth W. Arnold
Duration:
4:33
Released:
17/02/2005
All-Time charts position:
989
Score:
82%
Story
I never did play this particular Ultima game. I tend to enjoy RPGs and such , and listening to the sids from the Ultima series , I think Mr. Arnold did a darn good job

Anyways ... As i first started listening to the tune the first thing that popped in my head was 'staccato strings' ... the beginning of the tune also kind of reminded me of ... the music on the Debeers(DAAAA beers) diamond commericals ... I think Karl Jenkins wrote that if I'm not mistaken . I thought the bass staccato would work well in this tune.(Plus I always did like that song) ... And then I just worked from there.

As I was thinking about how the song should go ... the image that popped in my head was ... first ... going through the forest ... cautiously ... the moment it kicks in is when the battle starts and the first sword hits ...

the battle ends when the first thunder strikes and the soft strings come in ... afterwards the flute comes in ... it's still raining but the clouds break and the sun shines through ... the party is glad that the battle is over ... they taking care of their wounds ...

then the oboe takes over ... with the harp in the back ... the party is tired of fighting ... they don't want war ... and they think it's time for peace ... ... the bass staccato kicks back in ... this is the journey onward ... and time to return home ...

This is just what i got from the original melee score and where i thought the tune and the story would go ... and also in all honesty ... at the time when i was writing the later piece ... in a way it reflected my feelings toward war.

Anyways ... Thanks for listening and for the shouts
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Wow! I was really captivated by this, suberb use of an oboe and a gentle dream like piece
Very nice, very sweet, very good! Only thing keeping me from giving this outstanding is some weird panning switches. Perhaps a very small flaw, but none the less it did bugs me.
Fantastic orchestral remix here. Cannot work out which subtune it covers but works so well
Nice orchestral version of subtune 4 (engagement and melee) and certainly has that militaristic and medeival battle feel. Very nice.
Sweet orchestral tune, very good spacial distribution of the instruments.
Wow! A nice suprise. I expected a big "ugh! " what we got is a brilliantly arranged piece of music that deffinitely keeps with the feel of Ultima V. Well bloody done Chris!
It's ok, but again to sterile and artificial for an orchestral score piece.
Never heard or played the original.. Ultima never really appealed to me.. But on the merits of artistic talent this is a very very good start.. I am really loving this.. But then I am a sucker for orchestral lothlorienesque tunes.. Great stuff!
Couldn't really feel anything special with this one. Nice quality, but kind of blend..
Simply wow!
Outstanding because the very impressive and realistic sounds
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
Good, but the music seem be quantized with an axe.
Would the instrument sound more realistic it would be outstanding...
You showed us how to make a excellent ultima 5 remix.... Thanks to ya
Whew! It's like Lord British and Enya are making sweet love after a rainshower in the forest... Beautiful!
Kitschy!
Nice! Great Harp. I think in the middle it loses its rythm and spirit. Still a nice musical gesture. Also: interesting that you mention Karl Jenkins, one of my favorite musicians (especially when he was in Soft Machine)!
Nice orchestration!
Review by Mecandes
23/05/2005

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Another great one! Your original bit towards the end reminds me of classic Enya... Nice! The Ultima series has so many great tunes just begging to be remixed...
Review by nettuno
25/02/2005

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Well... not bad, but seem be quantized with an axe (sorry, my english is not goood).