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Musical Themes Wishlist

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by Guandao, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    The purpose of this thread is to create a list of music that us Civfanatics would like to be used as the basis for Civ themes. I have included the Civs which have been in previous versions along with some which have never appeared before. Please do not suggest music which are copyrighted. You can also suggest Civs for me to add.

    Aboriginals (Australian) (Didgeridoo)
    David Blanasi music

    Afghanistan (Zerbaghali or Rubab)

    Da Zamong Zeba Watan

    America ()

    Dill Pickle Rag

    Apache (Apache Fiddle)

    Apache Sunrise Song

    Argentina (Bombo leguero)

    Gallo Ciego

    Armenia (Duduk)

    Kochari
    music by Sayat-Nova
    Yarkhushta war dance

    Ashanti (Aburukuwa or Atenteben or Fontomfrom)

    Funeral Dirge

    Austria (Steirische Harmonika)

    Blue Danube
    Fruhlingstimmenwalzer
    Prinz Eugen, der edle Ritter
    Requiem (Mozart)
    Still, still, still

    Babylon (Lyre or Lute)

    A Zaluzi to the Gods
    Ashir Shirim

    Boers (Concertina)

    Sarie Marais

    Bulgaria (Gaida, Kaval, Gadulka,)

    Kaval Sviri
    Pilence Pee
    The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices

    Burma (Saung)
    Byaw

    Byzantine (Byzantine lyra)

    3 Cretan Monks
    Axion esti in plagal 2nd
    Eksomologisthe to Kyrio
    Élpiza kaí páli elpízo
    Kyrie Eleison in Plagal 4th
    Phos Hilaron
    Polychronion
    Pontiaká Oútsaï
    Roumpalia
    The Nightingale Kratima
    The Nightingales of the East/T' aidónia tis Anatolís
    Ti Ipermaho

    Canada (Fiddle) Added in Gathering Storm
    Land of the Silver Birch
    The Maple Leaf Forever
    Un Canadien Errant

    Carthage (Harp) Combined with Phoenicia in Gathering Storm

    Hymn to Nikkal
    Zarzis

    Celts (Fiddle or Bagpipe) Added in Rise and Fall as Scotland

    Ar Hyd y Nos
    Dacw 'Nghariad
    Flowers of the Forest
    Pais Dinogad
    Róisín Dubh
    Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór
    The Lass of Aughrim
    The Parting Glass

    Cherokee (Water Drum or Flute)

    Cherokee Morning Song

    Czech/Bohemia (Steirische Harmonika, Heligonka, Fanfrnoch, Bock)

    Má vlast
    Slavonic Dances

    Denmark (Birch trumpet, Giga)
    Drømde mik en drøm i nat
    Mitt hjerte alltid vanker
    Og det var liden Karen

    Ethiopia (Begena)
    I Beg You, Heart
    Oh my country


    Gran Colombia (Cuatro)
    Gaita zuliana
    Joropo

    Hittites (Reed Flute or Cymbals or Frame Drum)
    Ancient Hittites of Anatolia
    Hittite Lutes

    Hungary (Cimbalom) Added in Gathering Storm

    Akkor szép az erdő
    Folk Music of Hungary
    Madárka, madárka

    Incas (Zampoña) Added in Gathering Storm
    Wayno

    Indonesia (Gamelan) (added in DLC)

    Bengawan Solo
    Gending Sriwijaya
    Onang Onang
    Puspawarna
    Udan Mas

    Inuit (Human voice or Qilaut)

    Girl's Game by Angutnak & Matee

    Iroquois (Rattle, Drum or Flute)

    Alligator Dance
    Ho, Ho, Watanay
    Water Song

    Italy (or any Italian based state like Tuscany, Genoa or Venice) (Mandolin)

    La Mantovana
    La Partenza
    La Traviata
    Tarantella

    Khmers (Roneat ek) (added in DLC)

    Cambodia: Folk and Ceremonial Music
    Sathouka

    Korea (Gayageum) (added in R&F expansion)

    Arirang
    Sujecheon
    Yeomillak

    Madagascar (Valiha)

    Mandrosa Lahy Maeva
    Oay Lahy E

    Mali (Kora) Added in Gathering Storm

    Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City
    Sutukung

    Manchuria (imcin, dangu)

    Manchu Drink song
    Saisa Gabtara Ucun (The Song of Archery)

    Mapuche (Pifilca ,Trompe) (added in R&F Expansion)
    Danzas Mapuche
    Mapuche Musical Instruments and Music

    Maya (Rattle, Ocarina or Huehuetl)

    Music of the Maya-Quiches of Guatemala
    Xtoles

    Mexico (Guitar)

    La Cucaracha
    La Llorona

    Mongolia (Tsuur or Morin khuur) (added in R&F Expansion)

    Chinggis Khaani Magtaal
    Jaahan Sharga
    Mongolia: Traditional Music
    Toroi Bandi

    Morocco (Krakebs or Sintir)

    Lalla Fatima
    Mawal Gnawi

    Mughals (Sitar)
    Mishra Bhairavi

    Muisca (Fotuto or Ocarina)
    Indigenous Colombian Music
    Kuna Traditional Dances

    Navajo (rattles, flutes, whistles, drums)
    Corn Grinding Songs

    Netherlands (Accordian or Barrel Organ) (added in R&F Expansion)

    6 Concerti by Unico Wilhelm Graf van Wassenaer
    In naam van Oranje
    Merck toch hoe sterck

    Norway
    In the Hall of the Mountain King
    Mellom Bakkar og Berg
    Norge, mitt Norge

    Ottomans (Turkish Tambur) (Added in Gathering Storm)
    Cecen Kizi
    Ceddin Deden
    Güldür Gül
    Güzel Âşık
    Hucum Marsi

    Palmyra ()
    Syria Traditional Music

    Phoenicians (Harp) (Added in Gathering Storm)
    Laments of Lebanon

    Polynesia (Nose Flute or Pahu) Added in Gathering Storm as the Maori

    Aloha 'Oe
    Hole Waimea
    Pokarekare Ana

    Portugal (Cavaquinho)

    Saudades de Coimbra

    Russia

    Meadowlands March

    Sami
    Maze

    Siam (Krachappi or Saw duang or Pi nai)

    Music of Thailand
    Royal Court Music of Thailand

    Sioux (Drum or human voice)

    Chief's Honoring Song
    Sioux Honor Song
    Sioux Memorial Song

    Spain ()

    Gran Vals

    Swahili ()

    Bwana Awabariki
    Malaika
    Taarab
    Wako Wapi

    Sweden (Nyckelharpa) Added in Gathering Storm

    Du gamla, du fria
    Uti vår hage

    Taino (Percussion)
    Calling Song

    Tibet (Dramyin)
    Tibetan Folk Song

    Timurids (Karnay or Dayereh)
    Samarkand Ushshogi

    Tupi (Maraca)
    Traditional Guarani Music

    Vietnam (Dan bau or Dan day or Ken bau)

    Ca trù
    Dao Lieu
    Folk Songs of Vietnam
    Viet Nam: Ca Tru & Quan Ho- Traditional Music

    Yoruba (Dundun or Agogo)
    Ogbon

    Traditional African Nigerian Music of the Yoruba Tribe

    Zimbabwe (Mbira)

    Kariga Mombe
    Mahororo
    Nhemamusasa
    Nyamaropa

    Zulus (Akadinda or umakhweyana) (added in R&F Expansion)

    Aya Ngena
    Baba Nomama
    Halala Syanibongela
    Inhliziyo Yami
    Mbube
     
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  2. altayrneto

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    Austria: Blue Danube (Johann Strauss II)
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    Portugal: Mare Nostrum (Medieval II Total War)
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    Bizantine Empire: The Bizantine Empire (Cruzader Kings)
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    Italy: La Traviata (Verdi); Tarantella
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  3. Morningcalm

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    altayrneto apparently doesn't like to read the fine print. "Please do not suggest music which is copyrighted" is right there in the parent post.

    From my Design Your Own Civ thread (my suggestions), the musical theme for Korea could be Sujecheon, composed in the Silla era. (If anyone from Firaxis is reading this, a great musical theme if you choose Sejong as Korea's leader again would be Yeomillak, composed by Sejong the Great himself).
     
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  4. God of Kings

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    The Maple Leaf Forever (Alexander Muir)

    Muir died in 1906 (and was Canada's unofficial national anthem), thus should easily be in the public domain

    The Ancient Era version of the Maple Leaf Forever would involve Celtic-style fiddle music, the Medieval Era would feature the same but with drums and fifes, the Industrial Era would feature a full orchestra, and the Atomic Era would include piano, synthesizers, and theremin to the orchestra.
     
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  5. Uberfrog

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    For the Zulu I'd suggest Mbube by Solomon Linda, a South African singer (of Zulu descent), which many of you may recognise as the inspiration behind The Lion Sleeps Tonight...

    Spoiler Video :
     
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    Another option for the Netherlands could be Unico Wilhelm Graf Van Wassenaer's 6 concerti. I would love to see how the atomic era would sound.

     
  8. Zaarin

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    Why "Hymn to Nikkal" for Carthage? I know Civ5 did it, but really the only civilizations I could see it really making sense for would be the Hurrians/Mitanni (who wrote it originally) or the Babylonians, Assyrians, or Persians (who conquered them)--I'd find it acceptable for Sumer and Elam simply because they're in the same region and era. But it's a strange choice for Carthage, IMO, which was at its peak a thousand years later and 2,500 miles away. What would I offer in its stead? Good question. I'm not aware of any surviving Carthaginian or even Phoenician music, but I believe there is some reasonably old Jewish music. The Phoenicians and Jews were extremely closely related, so I would find that acceptable.
     
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    For England, Jerusalem by William Blake, both somber and uplifting.
     
  10. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    No idea what to put under Carthage :undecide:, plus Hurrians/Mitanni will likely never be added to Civ6. Was Ugarit a Phoenician city in the past?
    Surviving Carthaginian melodies is non-existent, not sure where to look for reasonably old Jewish music, any suggestions?
    I might add Tunisian folk songs for Carthage...

    I don't think another melody for England will be added. Pericles and Gorgo have the same exact theme. I could be proven wrong...
     
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    As it turns out, Nikkal was a Phoenician goddess, so that must be why they used yet another version of the Hymn to Nikkal in Civ V (Babylon and Carthage used the theme, for those not aware). Not a strong musical connection, but neither was Li Ling Si Han, and both songs are decent enough that it's forgiveable. It would be tricky to find a Phoenician song.
     
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    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    I found another Ugaritic Hymn melody which seems to be the basis of Charlemagne's theme in Civ4, strangely enough...
     
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    Ah, which one?
     
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    Ugarit was not Phoenician, but linguistically they were intermediate between Canaanite and Aramaic and culturally they were closely related to their Canaanite neighbors. As for old Jewish music, I've seen some claims for the antiquity of "Ashir Shirim," but I can't find any scholarship to substantiate them. It definitely has an ancient sound to it, though.

    I see the claim on Wikipedia, but I can't see anything there to substantiate it. She seems to be the Ugaritic interpretation of a Babylonian goddess.

    (I'm willing to overlook "Li Ling Si Han" because it was one of the loveliest themes in Civ5. :D )
     
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    There are some sites I found via Google that discuss Phoenicia's connection to Nikkal:

    http://phoenicia.org/music.html -> This site connects Nikkal to Phoenicia without really explaining why. Interesting musical notes though. Has some other suggestions for Phoenicia's music too!

    A Google book, Encyclopedia of Gods and Goddesses of Mesopotamia Phoenicia ..., Volume 2 by Maximillien De Lafayette, states on p. 89 that Nanna, the moon god, was known as Nikkal in Phoenician and Aramaic.

    http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Misc/Canaan/Canaan_religion.htm states that "Nikkal-and-Ib" was 'great lady and clear/bright/fruit' or 'Great goddess of fruit' (Ningal)

    Not very reputable sources per se, so they might be echoing each other, but there seems to be some vague Internet consensus that Nikkal was a goddess in Phoenicia (and married to the moon god).


    [Agreed on Li Ling Si Han, by the way. I can't count the number of times I listened to Attila's war theme outside of Civ V]
     
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    Strange, since Nana/Nin was male.

    Thanks for the sources, though. I suppose Nikkal does have some tenuous connection with Phoenicia at least, albeit probably via Ugarit. (The Phoenicians were pretty religiously diverse. There are a good number of Phoenician theophoric names invoking Osiris, Isis, and Amon, for example, mostly from Carthage but also from Canaan.)
     
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    A song similar to Charlemagne's themes can be downloaded from the first site.
     
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    Found it--Ugaritic Hymn. Wonder why it was used for Charlemagne. Strange. Maybe some sort of musical in-joke.
     
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    I could ask one of Civ4's composers. That would be interesting.
     
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    For the Czechs, there's Smetana's Má vlast.
     

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