Music Monday: E3

Today is Monday, and that means it’s time to spend some quality time with some Zelda music! With the Electronic Entertainment Expo quickly on the horizon, memories flood back to all the wonderful Legend of Zelda reveals there have been over the course of the expo’s history. Today for Music Monday, we are looking at some of the music from these stunning Zelda reveals that captivated the hearts and minds of so many fans all over the world.

Morgan’s pick

Skyward Sword is a game that has divided the Zelda fanbase. Some love the motion controls, some hate them. But when the game was unveiled at E3, there was nothing but hype. As one of my personal favorite Zelda titles, I was most of all intrigued by the trailer music to the E3 2011 trailer (it was unveiled in 2010). Upon further inspection, it was in fact an inverted version of Zelda’s Lullaby! My pick is an acoustic guitar cover of the trailer’s theme song. So with that, I give you a cover of the trailer music to Skyward Sword by Alexander Preis.

Alex’s pick

The Ocarina of Time was showcased at E3 1997 and 1998. The final game’s graphics and gameplay changed considerable between the two showings, and changed again before it was released. While the game changed a lot within that year, its music is timeless to this day. The Main Title Theme is perhaps my favorite piece from Ocarina of Time, with it’s beautiful woodwind melody and piano accompaniment. STL Ocarina performs this composition on an actual Ocarina, and the piece honestly sends shivers down my spine. Short and sweet like the original composition, it captures the wonder and awe that many players felt upon playing The Ocarina of Time for the first time, and it’s an experience that many of us will never forget.


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