Name that classical tune!
April 24, 2011 8:25 PM   Subscribe

Most TI-99 games used classical tunes for their music. I'm trying to identify the main theme from the game Alpiner, which can be found here. I'm also trying to identify the tune that plays when you conquer the last mountain, which I couldn't find online but reproduced from memory here. Any ideas?

I whistled both of these songs to my wife, who's a classical flautist, and now she's mad at me because she can ALMOST identify them but not quite and she'll have them stuck in her head too until we figure them out. :)

I was hoping either one or both tunes were from Strauss's "Alpine Symphony"; I wasn't able to find either melody skimming the symphony, but I might've skipped over them.
posted by luvcraft to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Is the first one Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt?
posted by nightwood at 8:43 PM on April 24, 2011


I only vaguely remember this game (I had a TI 99-4A), but might it have been Copland's Fanfare for the Common man?
posted by Gilbert at 8:44 PM on April 24, 2011


thanks, nightwood! hooray for nightowl classical music mefites! (or maybe ones in earlier timezones. :) )

Gilbert: alas, I don't think that's it.

For bonus points, here is the tune that plays at the end of every level except the last one. Any ideas on this tune, too?
posted by luvcraft at 9:25 PM on April 24, 2011


I'm also trying to identify the tune that plays when you conquer the last mountain, which I couldn't find online but reproduced from memory

That's a pretty close and helpful recollection. The music is from Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral"), specifically the third (scherzo) movement. Here's a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra with Bernard Haitink.

(I also listened to the standard level-ending bonus tune, but alas it's not ringing any bells. Hopefully someone will get it.)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 10:40 PM on April 24, 2011


The level-ending bonus tune is the 2nd theme from the very same movement of Beethoven - fast forward to about 55 seconds in to the London Symphony link.
posted by violinflu at 5:05 AM on April 25, 2011


that's all three! thanks everybody! :)
posted by luvcraft at 8:16 AM on April 25, 2011


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