Conductor Jeremy Soule wants to know if you’d be interested in joining him for a live performance of music from Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim in New York City.
Jeremy Soule, in case you don’t recognize the name (and you probably do) is one of the foremost composers in the videogame business. His soundtrack credits include Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights, Prey, Dungeon Siege, Company of Heroes and perhaps most famously, the previous three Elder Scrolls games, Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim. Speaking of which, Mr. Soule would like to know if you would accompany him for an evening of Elder Scrolls musical entertainment in The City That Never Sleeps.
“Dear friends, how many of you would be interested in attending (with me) an entire concert of Skyrim, Oblivion and Morrowind as performed by a world-renowned orchestra in New York?” he wrote on his Facebook page. “If so, please click ‘like’ on this post. Also, tell your friends, too. We need as many likes as possible. Thanks a million!!”
“And for the record, the sheet music and arrangements will all originate from me. This would be the authentic TES experience,” he added in a follow-up. “I might even conduct…” He also said there’s “definitely a possibility” that he might personally perform some of the music on a piano.
The announcement led to an immediate fracas in The Escapist news room over which Elder Scrolls soundtrack is the best. Expressing her opinion that the theme from Oblivion is the obvious choice (despite his work on Morrowind clearly being superior), Escapist Editor in Chief Susan Arendt said, “TAKE MY MONEY! TAKE IT!”
That strikes me as a perfectly appropriate response. I would also imagine that there are fairly good odds that the performance will be recorded, so even if you can’t attend, just take a second to pop over to Facebook and give the man a “like.” This is one concert that really needs to happen.