Back in April, we shared first details of the BBC Proms game music tribute. BBC Proms is an eight-week Summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in central London. This year’s version includes a tribute to the music of games, and the performance takes place today! This is the first time the BBC Proms will be hosting a game music presentation.

Composers confirmed to appear at the event include conductor Robert Ames, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sam Slater, Jessica Curry, Yoko Shimomura and Kow Otani. The performers will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

We knew a handful of the games that would be featured during this segment, but today finally brings us the complete lineup. Thankfully, there’s plenty of Nintendo love to be found!

  • Matt Rogers, Tim Follin – Loading Chronos (Eight minutes)
  • Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda (Five minutes)
  • CHAINES – Tribute to Pokemon, Ecco and Secret of Mana (10 minutes)
  • Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy VII: Liberi Fatali (Five minutes)
  • Kow Otani – Shadow of the Colossus (Eight minutes)
  • Yoko Shimomura, Hikaru Utada – Kingdom Hearts (Four minutes)
  • Austin Wintory – Excerpts from Traveller – A Journey Symphony (15 minutes)
  • Sam Slater – Selections From Battlefield 2042 (14 minutes)
  • Jessica Curry – Dear Esther/So Let us Melt – I have Begun My Ascent; The Leaving (Five minutes)

Hopefully some footage of this event will pop up online later, as there’s no doubt thousands of people who’ll want to hear how the medley turns out!

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2y ago

Good to see video game music get wider recognition.


2y ago

Utada??? Koko Kondo?? And Tim Follin? Wow, I would have definitely made the trip to see this if I known they’d all be there along with Kow Otani and Yoko Shimomura. I thought Tim Follin wasn’t interested in games anymore? That would be a nice change of heart