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LSL Music Question ...

Post by Rath Darkblade » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:17 pm

... so this morning I drove to do some errands. I put on the classical radio station and listened to the Vivaldi Concerto for Guitar in D Minor. (Originally it was for lute, of course, since there were no guitars in Vivaldi's time). ;)

Then the 3rd movement came on, and I half-froze in recognition. I'm pretty certain Al Lowe used it somewhere in the LSL games, but I cannot remember where. Does anyone have any ideas?

Here a YouTube video of someone from the L.A. Guitar Academy playing that movement. Many thanks! :)

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Post by Tawmis » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:53 am

So I watched it; and that music sounds entirely too complicated and very un-Larry like. So if it's used somewhere, I am not sure where.

It sounds like if it was used; it'd be some kind of resort music (don't recognize it from LSL3, so maybe LSL6? LSL7?)

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:12 am

Hmm ... I don't think it's from LSL6 (I just replayed it, and the sound is completely different). LSL7 has a jazzy sound, so I don't think that's it either - but, for the life of me, I swear I'd heard it before. *thinks, plays another game while he thinks*

Wait a minute! I think I know where it's from. :) It's the Theme of the Napoleon House in Gabriel Knight 1. Here, have a listen. :)

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Post by Tawmis » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:22 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:12 am
Hmm ... I don't think it's from LSL6 (I just replayed it, and the sound is completely different). LSL7 has a jazzy sound, so I don't think that's it either - but, for the life of me, I swear I'd heard it before. *thinks, plays another game while he thinks*

Wait a minute! I think I know where it's from. :) It's the Theme of the Napoleon House in Gabriel Knight 1. Here, have a listen. :)
Now that sounds much closer!

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:11 am

Speaking of music from Larry, Al Lowe hosts on his website some pretty awesome fan-created Larry music. :) Some of the ones I liked best are:

1. Larry Theme, orchestrated by Jan Zottmann, and featuring Al himself on sax.

(Yes, I said "sax", not ...) :P

2. Larry's Funky House of Lowe, created by Larry Oji and Mattias Häggström Gerdt, and which they used to surprise Al at Genericon 2008. ;) Very catchy.

3. Patti's Theme by Andy Thorley, which Al calls one of his favourite fan arrangements.

These people have talent! :D Find more on Al's website. :)

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Post by BBP » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:13 pm

Just listened to the Vivaldi theme and it does sound familiar... I could go do some digging after I'm done with my current project.

In LSL 3 to 6 variations to classical music were used - notably Bolero but also some others that I can't recall at gunpoint. There's also a Bach piece used in LSL7 at the cookoff.
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Post by Rath Darkblade » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:57 am

Whoops - I missed your reply, BBP. *blush*

I think I answered my own question there (i.e. the Vivaldi theme is used in the first Gabriel Knight game, at the Napoleon cafe). :)

Yes, I remember the Bach piece in the LSL7 cookoff. I remember thinking "That sounds familiar" - probably because it was familiar, although I can't remember which BWV it is. ;)

Bolero? :shock: Where, in LSL3-to-6, is Bolero? I can't recall it anywhere - do you mean the Bolero by Maurice Ravel?

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Post by BBP » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:27 am

Is there any other:? <3

LSL3 and LSL6 use Bolero variants - LSL6 upon dying and LSL3 in the naughty bits.
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Re: LSL Music Question ...

Post by Rath Darkblade » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:30 am

Oh yes, that's right! :) I just tried these out, and yes.

But yes, there are other types of Bolero music. ;)

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