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Jessica Curry has the latest and greatest music for video games plus an interview with The Last Guardian composer Takeshi Furukawa

Jessica Curry has the latest and greatest music for video games.

Composer Takeshi Furukawa emerged as one of the most exciting new voices in video game music with his Bafta-nominated score for The Last Guardian, a visually and aurally stunning story of a boy's friendship with a mythical beast. Furukawa-san chats about writing The Last Guardian, working with the London Symphony Orchestra for the game, and why in games it's just as important as film for a composer to have a 'voice'.

Plus Jessica has a mix of favourite tracks, something brand new from the cheeky and charming game Wattam and a Classic Track from a brooding Hitman that has stood the test of time courtesy of Jesper Kyd.

Get in touch - email soundofgaming@bbc.co.uk

Music played:

Koji Kondo - Legend of Zelda Suite
Bear McCreary - God of War
Asuka Takahashi - A Long Time: The Six Years (Wattam)
Takeshi Furukawa - Overture: Lore (The Last Guardian)
Takeshi Furukawa - Forest (The Last Guardian)
Takeshi Furukawa - Sentinel II (The Last Guardian)
Takeshi Furukawa - The Parade (Bhopali)
George Strezov - CH4 (Surviving Mars)
Jesper Kyd - Apocalypse (Hitman: Blood Money)
Nobuo Uematsu - Ahead on Our Way (Final Fantasy VII: Piano Collections)
Sarah Schachner - Modern Warfare Main Theme (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare)
Takeshi Furukawa - Falling Bridge (The Last Guardian)
Takeshi Furukawa - Finale II: Escape (The Last Guardian)
C418 - Dog (Minecraft)
Ary Warnaar - Maki Ya (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game)

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Sat 11 Jan 2020 15:00

Music Played

  • Koji Kondo

    Legend of Zelda Suite

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Skeet.
    • The Greatest Video Game Music.
    • X5 Music Group.
    • 2.
  • Bear McCreary

    God of War

    Choir: Schola Cantorum. Choir: City of Prague Philharmonic Choir. Choir: London Voices. Orchestra: London Session Orchestra. Conductor: Bear McCreary.
    • God of War.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Asuka Takahashi

    A Long Time: The Six Years (Wattam)

    • Wattam (Original Soundtrack).
    • Annapurna Interactive.
    • 1.
  • Takeshi Furukawa

    Overture: Lore (The Last Guardian)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Takeshi Furukawa. Choir: Trinity Boys Choir. Choir: London Voices.
    • Takeshi Furukawa* ‎– 人喰いの大鷲 (The Last Guardian).
    • Team Entertainment Inc..
    • 1.
  • Takeshi Furukawa

    Forest (The Last Guardian)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Takeshi Furukawa.
    • Takeshi Furukawa* ‎– 人喰いの大鷲 (The Last Guardian).
    • Team Entertainment Inc..
    • 3.
  • Takeshi Furukawa

    Sentinel II (The Last Guardian)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Takeshi Furukawa.
    • Takeshi Furukawa* ‎– 人喰いの大鷲 (The Last Guardian).
    • Team Entertainment Inc..
    • 8.
  • Takeshi Furukawa

    The Parade (Bhopali)

  • Peter McConnell

    The Meat Circus (Psychonauts)

  • George Strezov

    CH4 (Surviving Mars)

    • Surviving Mars (Original Game Soundtrack).
    • Paradox Interactive.
    • 4.
  • Jesper Kyd

    Apocalypse (Hitman: Blood Money)

    Orchestra: Budapest Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Magyar Rádió és Televízió énekkara. Conductor: Béla Drahos.
    • Hitman: Blood Money - Original Video Game Soundtrack.
    • Sumthing Else Music Works.
    • 1.
  • Nobuo Uematsu

    Ahead on Our Way (Final Fantasy VII: Piano Collections)

    Performer: Seiji Honda. Music Arranger: Shiro Hamaguchi.
    • Seiji Honda ‎– Piano Collections Final Fantasy VII.
    • Square Enix.
  • Sarah Schachner

    Modern Warfare Main Theme (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare)

    • CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE SOUNDTRACK.
    • Activision.
    • 1.
  • Takeshi Furukawa

    Falling Bridge (The Last Guardian)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Takeshi Furukawa.
    • Takeshi Furukawa* ‎– 人喰いの大鷲 (The Last Guardian).
    • Team Entertainment Inc..
    • 6.
  • Takeshi Furukawa

    Finale II: Escape (The Last Guardian)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Takeshi Furukawa.
    • Takeshi Furukawa* ‎– 人喰いの大鷲 (The Last Guardian).
    • Team Entertainment Inc..
    • 17.
  • C418

    Dog (Minecraft)

    • Minecraft - Volume Alpha.
    • 20.
  • Ary Warnaar

    Maki Ya (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game)

    Ensemble: Anamanaguchi.
    • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (Original Videogame Soundtrack).
    • ABKCO.
    • 7.

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