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Old Apr 12, 2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Music in Gods and Kings

In the demo for Gods and Kings, we were given a sneak peek of the music that Curran and Knorr have composed. I heard:

A main theme?, very beautiful singing, but I don't know the language.

The Carthage/Dido peace and war themes-sounds more like Rome's theme then Middle Eastern music, I wonder if it's based on real ancient music.

Attila's peace theme and war theme-peace theme sounds like it has a cello, I wonder if it's Hungarian music or something Central Asian, war theme is not tribal enough for my liking, more like an orchestra

Maria Theresa/Austria peace theme-sounds like classical music, maybe by Mozart?

Haile Selassie/Ethiopia war and peace theme- sounds familiar, not sure if it's Ethiopia's current national anthem

What do you guys think of the music so far? What kind of music do you think the other civs (Maya, Netherlands, Celts, Byzantines, Sweden) will have?

Main Menu Theme: singing in ???? language

Austrian peace/war themes: Mozart????

Byzantine peace/war themes:

Carthage peace/war themes: ancient music????

Celtic peace/war themes:

Dutch peace/war themes:

Ethiopian peace/war themes: something to do with Ethiopian monarchy???

Hun peace/war themes: Central Asian music???

Mayan peace/war themes:

Swedish peace/war themes: Du Gamla, Du Fria?????

Fall of Rome scenario music:

Into the Renaissance music:

Empire of the Smoky Skies music:

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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The Byzantines will probably have some sort of church choir as their theme similiar to civ4.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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I'm definitely looking forward to the music. I like what they did in V vanilla and I expect that to continue.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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I'm Guessing The Netherlands will have the Wilhelmus,Seeing it refrences Willem Van Oranje.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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It bugs me how familiar the Ethiopian music sounds. Austria's one is also very familiar, and is likely Mozart. I Vow to Thee, My Country, is my favourite. I don't think they'll top that for me. The music is one of the things I've been looking forward to most, admittedly.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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I am not sure if I am correct but from what I heard of Maria Theresa's theme song it sounded a bit like Mozart's Don Giovanni
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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You guys could always email the composers and ask. Since we've heard selections from the themes already from the demo, they'd probably be fine with revealing the inspirations for some of the tracks.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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If there is a civ that will never run short of good music, that civ is Austria.

(and Russia)
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 08:44 PM   #9
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The Byzantines will probably have some sort of church choir as their theme similiar to civ4.
I would love that. and I hope Byzantine peace's music are holy, and war music badass, to the point it can claim Russia's place in the most badass music in CiV.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 12:02 AM   #10
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Mozart for Austria? Wonderful! I'm going to enjoy playing as them!
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 04:37 AM   #11
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Mozart for Austria sounds accurate. From the brief clip they played it sounded like the opening for the Lacrymosa from his Reqiuem.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 04:52 AM   #12
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The Music sounds absolutely great so far. Would love the get the G&K soundtrack upon release (as I did with the Vanilla Pre-Order Deluxe (Babylon) version).
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:41 AM   #13
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I'm a big fan of Civ 5's leader compositions, and I'm looking forward to what they produce for the new leaders.

For the Celts, there are a lot of things they could go for: a puirt a beul would be similar to what they had (and I enjoyed) in Civ IV: something like this.

As for traditional instruments, uilleann pipes and penny whistles are used widely in Irish and Scottish music.

For the war theme, they might be an obvious choice, but I for one would be disappointed if bagpipes were not involved. :P
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:43 AM   #14
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That would be awesome if the Celts got bagpipe music.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:47 AM   #15
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I'm sure the music is gonna be nice and all. But what I really want is a MUTE BUTTON. CiV is not the kind of game I want to shut down 50 times every day, just because I want to listen to something else for some minutes on my computer. Alternatively I'm also fine if they would make them game automatically muted if it's not in the focus (alt-tabbed out of the game).
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:52 AM   #16
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That's not an unreasonable request, I would think. A small button on the interface that allows you to mute the game sound temporarily.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:59 AM   #17
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Is it really that hard to just mute all of the sounds without "pressing Accept" in the SOunds opition?


I can't wait for Dido's music, it sounds beautiful. And I can't wait to hear the other's too, I would love bagpipes, especailly since people are pointing out that Boudicca is more Scottish oriented, and I've always matched bag-pipes to Scotland.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 09:09 AM   #18
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That would be awesome if the Celts got bagpipe music.
Except for the whole part where you have to listen to the bagpipes

But fiddle, flute, etc. would all be spectacular.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 12:30 PM   #19
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I' m going to try to send Geoff Knorr or Michael Curran an email. They haven't replied back to me since November. I wonder if they are allowed to tell me anything about the inspiration for the themes.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 12:36 PM   #20
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Except for the whole part where you have to listen to the bagpipes

But fiddle, flute, etc. would all be spectacular.
While we are at it, lets have an Ocarina!
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