My love for Rockstar Games dates back to GTA2, so I quite naturally had a blast watching people play L.A. Noire. Andrew Hale’s fantastic soundtrack has been the sound-scape backdrop of my workday for the past few weeks.
I was quite happy when someone commissioned me (quite a while ago) to arrange the Main Theme from the soundtrack. Here is a rough transcription for a basic jazz ensemble: alto sax, trumpet, piano/keyboard, vibraphone, bass. Drums omitted, sorry.
I’m positive that I’m not the only one hooked on Minecraft. The composer of the hugely successful indie game is C418, and he just released the soundtrack a few days ago. You should get it and support video game musicians.
Thanks to him (and Notch, and Mojang, and the various individuals who convinced me to get the game), I started another sheet music arranging project: Minecraft. I will (try my very best) to arrange one song per day (Edit: that’s unreasonable and I already fell behind). With some luck, sheet music for all Minecraft songs will exist by the end of March!
This performance was long overdue. I arranged this by request about 2 years ago. Anyhow, here it is: Professor Layton’s Theme, the title theme from the first game in the series, Professor Layton and the Curious Village (レイトン教授と不思議な町). The soundtrack was composed by Tomohito Nishiura (西浦 智仁). The song and game belong to Nintendo.