Celebrate Early Computer Game Music with the C64 Orchestra

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If you like the music from video games that ran on the Commodore 64. You should give a listen to the C64 Orchestra. Based out of the Netherlands, the C64 Orchestra brings together the talented musicians from productiehuis ON, Micromusic Netherlands, Dutch Ricciotti ensemble and is conducted by Bas Wiegers. In their own words:

This unique orchestra focuses on the gamemusic made for the groundbreaking 80s computer, the Commodore 64. Micromusic and ON also approached two of the most experienced C64-composers of the 1980’s: Rob Hubbard and Jeroen Tel. The C64 orchestra performs their music, with scoring done by Rob Hubbard himself. The game scores that are performed include the following Rob Hubbard compositions: Delta, Commando, Monty on the Run, One Man And His Droid and International Karate.

Check out their performance of “Monty on the Run”.

You can learn more info, order their CD and listen to their music at the C64 MySpace page.

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