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Music of Civ VI

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Ben., Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Red Khan

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  2. Morningcalm

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    So it looks like we have most of the themes down, short of Scythia's theme (which I find to be one of the most interesting themes due to its tragic tone).

    Also, anyone able to shed light on why they changed the tunes from .mp3 to .ogg? .ogg players aren't on most computers, and it looks like we'll have to search in suspicious corners of the internet for an obscure program to play the .ogg files.

    Or just play the music on YouTube. -_-

    For me, one of the reasons for buying the digital deluxe was so I could acquire the soundtrack and port it to my MP3 player. Shame.
     
  3. Uberfrog

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    VLC media player is a good program and will play .ogg files just fine.

    It's annoying to have to convert file format to stick them on my phone though. Most irritating!
     
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    Ah, thanks! I will use it. Does it allow conversion of .ogg to .mp3?
     
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    It does, but I think you can only do one track at a time, which is a little painstaking, but it gets the job done.
     
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    Just going to add this, if you play as Brazil, there´s a second melody that plays, its called "Tico Tico no fuba"
    sample :
     
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    Seems like with these 4 videos we have the complete soundtrack and not just leader's themes









    That would make 11 hours in total.

    ---In the 3rd one at 59:50 we have Douce Dame Jolie by Guillaume de Machaut



    heavily based on Annwn version wich isn't... well, tastes and colors ok

    ---3rd video at 1:09:30 an english contrydance (?) wich I'd like to find back the name.

    ---Still in 3rd vid at 1:44:15 theme is "Quand je suis mis retour" from Guillaume de Machaut again

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVISBQDoePM

    (skip to 0:33 to find the theme fast)

    I find a lot of these non-leader's themes are very faithful to music ambience from back to Civ II at least
     
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    That's Greensleeves I believe. I was surprised it was included in the soundtrack when I heard it.
     
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    I think it's little known, but MusicBee has IMO the best blend between functionality and design as a music player. It plays many formats, .ogg included, and it can batch-convert them into MP3 (although due to licensing issues, you have to download LAME Encoder separately). Less bloated than MediaMonkey, I find, and more easily customizable. But either of them should get the job done.

    I wonder if they will release the 11 hours of soundtrack for the Digital Deluxe version. Currently they seem to be in .wem and I can't identify the tracks. The old CiV tracks were all more easily accessible. I wonder if they intended for us to not be able to get our hands on the in-game music.
     
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    Are the Aztec music still escapes out grasps? Even when my mexican friend tried digging around with his language as the keywords, he still cant find it.
     
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    We really just need someone to email Geoff Knorr and ask him. :p
     
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    so...

    America: Hard Times Come Again No More
    Arabia: Kâtibim/Üsküdar'a gider iken
    Aztecs: composed by Roland Rizzo
    Brazil: Brejeiro by Ernesto Nazareth
    China: Mo Li Hua
    Egypt: El Helwa Di by Sayed Darwish
    England: Scarborough Fair
    France: Le Tourdion
    Germany: Ich hab die Nacht geträumet
    Greece: Epitaph of Seikilos
    India: Vaishnava Jana To
    Japan: Lullaby of Itsuki
    Kongo: Banaha
    Norway: Gjendines Bånlåt (folk song recorded by Edvard Grieg)
    Poland: Czerwieniaska
    Rome: Magna Mater by Synaulia
    Russia: Kalinka
    Scythia: original creation by Geoff Knorr
    Spain: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    Sumer: original creation by Geoff Knorr

    We did a pretty good job of identifying most of the Civ themes' inspirations
     
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    Greensleeves, thanks! A bit suprised too but we shouldn't, since Civ IV's playlist they accustomed us after all

    Speaking of tunes recognition I have a (slightly unrelated) question: I can't test them here and now but do melody recognition apps like Shazam and Musipedia give good results? Does someone know them?
     
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    I sent an email to Geoff Knorr asking about the origin of the Aztecs and Scythia's themes, here is his reply:

    (Great to you're enjoying the game and the music! Roland Rizzo composed the Aztec theme music, and would be able to speak more about the source melody. I do know it is based on surviving musical material and/or traditions from the Aztecs.

    Both Sumeria and Scythia are original melodies. In my research on ancient Sumeria I did run across a few studies that discuss musical modes we believe they used in their music and this was my primary source in shaping an appropriate melody to underscore them in the game. For Scythia, we have very little surviving information on their culture, and whatever music they may have played is no exception. For their theme, I tried to blend many of the surrounding musical traditions of the lands they occupied. I chose to feature the duduk in Scythia's music because of its ancient origins in the same area.

    I'll be writing a little bit more over the next few weeks on the melodies and performers featured in each civ on my facebook page, so keep a look out there for more info. on each civ's music. )

    Looks like I may have to write to Roland Rizzo about the Aztecs theme, and it seems like Sumeria and Scythia's themes are original pieces
     
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    Strange that he didn't use Hymn of Nikkal as the source melody for Sumeria. That would actually have been fairly appropriate.
     
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    Yeah I listened to Hymn to Nikkal on Youtube and none of the renditions I could find sounded like the Sumerian theme at all. Looks like someone was too hasty with identifying it as that.
     
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    America
    Arkansas Traveler
    New Five Cent Piece
    Sally in the Garden
    Valley Forge

    Arabia
    Kawala & Sufi Improv
    Qanun Improv 1
    Qanun Improv 2
    Qanun Improv 3

    Aztecs
    Flute and drums
    Hand and wood drums
    flutes
    hand drums
    wood drums

    Brazil
    Branca
    Tardes Em Lindoia
    Terna Saudade
    Tico-Tico no Fubá

    China
    Fisherman's Song at Dusk
    Guzheng Improv 1
    Guzheng Improv 2
    High Mountain, Flowing Water
    Lotus Above Water
    Rain
    Winter Flower

    Egypt
    Ney and drum improv
    Ney and sufi improv
    Oud improv 1
    Oud Improv 2
    Oud Improv 3

    England
    Bonny Boy
    Green Bushes
    Greensleeves
    The Bold Grenadier
    High Germany
    Lovely Joan

    France
    Dulcimer and Flutes 1
    Dulcimer and Flutes 2 (Guillaume de Machaut's Douce Dame Jolie)
    Dulcimer and Flutes 3 (Quand suis mis au retour)
    Dulcimer and Flutes 4
    Trouvere and Flute
    Trouvere
    note: some of these seem to be based off of actual songs
    Germany
    Ein Jäger aus Kurpfalz
    In Stiller Nacht
    Mayenzeit One Neidt
    Schwesterlein
    Spinn Spinn
    Wenn ich ein Vöglein Wär

    Greece
    Melody 1
    Melody 2
    Melody 3
    Melody 4
    Melody 5
    Melody 6

    India
    Bansuri Improv 1
    Bansuri Improv 2
    Tabla and Bansuri Improv 1
    Tabla and Bansuri Improv 2
    Tabla and Bansuri Improv 3

    Japan
    Beauty of Nature
    Moon Over the Deserted Castle
    Shaku Improv 1
    Shaku Improv 2
    Shaku Improv 3

    Kongo
    Mama Dile
    Mama Munu Dile
    Percussion 1
    Percussion 2
    Percussion 3
    Salampasu

    Norway
    Bansull etter Beate
    Fairy Tale Girl (Langeleik)
    Selfjefloyte

    Poland
    Ancient Dance New
    Festival Dance
    Theme 2
    Theme 3
    Clarinet Folk Dance
    Czerwienne Song

    Rome
    Aulos 1
    Aulos 2
    Brass
    Conches
    Flute and Lute 1
    Flute and Lute 2

    Russia
    Bright Moon Simple
    Bright Moon Faster
    Going Home 1
    Going Home 2
    Balalaika Improv 1
    Balalaika Improv 2
    Balalaika Improv 3

    Scythia
    Duduk Improv 1
    Duduk Improv 2
    Duduk Improv 3
    Duduk Improv 4
    Duduk Improv 5
    Duduk Improv 6
    Duduk Improv 7

    Spain
    Improv Ancient 1
    Improv Ancient 2
    Improv Ancient 3
    Improv Ancient 4
    Improv Ancient 5
    Improv Ancient 6
    Improv Ancient 7

    Sumeria
    Ancient Lyre
    Ancient Ney Only
    Ancient Lyres and Drum
    Ancient Vielle
    Ancient Vielle and Drums
    Ancient Drum Only
     
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