Anyone who’s a major Zerd will tell you how important the music is to The Legend of Zelda‘s storyline. It takes players on an emotional journey and immerses them in a world filled with wonder, adventure, and even danger or impending doom. This summer, Candlelight brings the iconic themes of the legendary video game to Edinburgh with a very special concert that won’t be short of whimsy and excitement.
On Friday, 21 July, celebrate the new release of the fairytale adventure game with an unforgettable musical experience at St Mary’s Cathedral. Sit back and let the music of Ocarina of Time, Breath of the Wild and more, wash over you as you’re surrounded by a sea of twinkling candles.
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From the epic and heroic scores during intense battles to the serene and melancholic tunes in quiet moments, the music of the Zelda franchise effectively enhances the storytelling and immerses players in the game world. Taking inspiration from a wide range of musical styles and genres, including medieval music, folk and 20th century classical music, the music reflects the diverse settings and themes of the games.
The traditional ocarina will be swapped for a grand piano this summer at St Mary’s, as a first-rate pianist takes to the stage to play Zelda’s eternal melodies. You can expect to hear the original pieces composed by Koji Kondo, as well as themes from more recent games like Skyward Sword and Breath of the Wild.
Candlelight has charmed audiences worldwide with its classical take on iconic music in pop culture and this concert is no exception. On 21 July, make your way to the heavenly St Mary’s Cathedral and enjoy an hour of adventure and nostalgia. Reminisce about the colorful characters and settings and celebrate the new release of the fairytale adventure game with an unforgettable musical experience.