Community Highlight: A Musical Tribute to EverQuest

Earlier today, Andoran posted a new thread here on the forums about his original musical tribute to the EverQuest series that is a must-listen:

From his YouTube description:

Quote from Andoran

I was a younger man composing and performing fusion jazz music when I created my Everquest account in April of 1999, and it opened a world to me I didn't know could exist. I made many new friends, many that I have actually met and know in real life. We had many great adventures and made many great memories.

My oldest daughter and her husband met in Everquest when they were teenagers, and they had my first grandson last May. So when she told me about the unveiling of Everquest Next at SOE Live, it stirred up lots of good memories and I began following it.

I was very excited to learn that Jeremy Soule was hired to do the music for it, he is a generational talent and I admire his body of work immensely. All the memories and emotions began to move me musically, along with excitement for Everquest Next.

So I began arranging and composing this musical tribute as a way to share my feelings and memories with others.

I took the liberty of combining the original Everquest theme in an arrangement with Mr. Soule's initial work in the opening movements, and from about 1:55 the rest of the score is original and I let the music say what I could not express in words.

It's been a labor of love, and my only hope is that it stirs similar memories and emotions in others.

Personally, I think he did a fantastic job in capturing the essence of the series and hope that he continues to produce more original pieces like this in the future. If you enjoyed what you heard, make sure that you let him know!

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  • #9 Andoran_1

    Thanks so much for the kinds words everyone =)  Apparently someone tweeted the youtube link to Emily (Domino) Taylor and she put it on her twitter feed and followed me and I suggested to her that I begin composing music for the different races/starting cities and she said she looked forward to hearing it, so I will start dreaming up something properly dangerous and mysterious for the Dark Elves /evilgrin on

  • #8 Kelrosman

    Absolutely amazing, it had the quality of music that evokes real emotion, I enjoyed it immensely.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • #7 EQOAnostalgia

    Very cool!

  • #6 GoldenChocobos

    Fantastic.

  • #4 Jestor

    What a wonderful piece! I loved it and it did bring back lots great memories. Well done! You should get job with SOE writing music for EQN. Btw i write music myself. What DAW are you using? Are the vocals out of Omnisphere?

    Cheers Jesse

  • #5 Khalija

    Quote from Jestor »

    What a wonderful piece! I loved it and it did bring back lots great memories. Well done! You should get job with SOE writing music for EQN. Btw i write music myself. What DAW are you using? Are the vocals out of Omnisphere?

    Cheers Jesse

    This was also in the YT description:

    "I use several sound libraries, but for this I used the following EastWest Quantum Leap Sounds libraries:

    Symphonic Orchestra
    Symphonic Choirs
    Ra

    I used Presonus Studio One 2 as the DAW and Ozone 5 for mastering.
    All instruments and percussion were performed and recorded live, no audio loops or slices were used"

  • #3 Remeran

    Fantastic! Can't wait to see more stuff from you Andoran!

  • #2 Loradio
    Notes: +1 spam
  • #1 Adamar

    Incredible stuff!

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