After a year of mental planning, I've finally created a Breath of the Wild cover (the first of many to come). This is my orchestral new age cover of the "Korok Forest" theme, which I have officially named "Legend of the Koroks". All the wind parts were performed by my friend, Greg Orosz, AKA "Gamer of the Winds". Check out his awesome channel here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQFIzKI61fxibPgfPKeJQxw
He recorded the parts live on piccolo, flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone and fife. This was meant to be a sister piece to my other Greg-performed Zelda forest track, "Heart of the Sacred Grove" (the Sacred Grove theme from Twilight Princess). You can listen to it here: www.youtube.com/watch
They're in a very similar style.
The entire Lost Woods section in BotW preceding my discovery of the central glade and Korok dwelling captivated me. To this day, stumbling through the mists and finding the Korok Forest remains one of my most pleasurable memories from any video game. The music was a large part of the reason for this! I couldn't believe how spectacularly fresh and whimsical it all sounded. ^_^ It took me nearly 12 months to get started on this remix, because it needed to be just right. I had a VERY specific vision: I needed to capture something those first moments... The Deku Tree, the Master Sword, the little bed prepared for the legendary swordsman, the timid, playful Koroks darting out of sight... :'0 The original composers for BotW were Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata and the glorious Hajime Wakai.
🍁Playlist of every Zelda remix I've made: www.youtube.com/playlist
☘️Playlist of every VGM Remix I've made: www.youtube.com/playlist
🌿Some of my original work: www.youtube.com/playlist
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