71: Midnight Mass at Our Lady of Pixels

Who likes pipe organs? This episode offers up some of the best pipe organ (or pipe organ-like) music in the history of video games. In almost every instance, this instrument is used to signify the sacred, the profane or some horrible combination of the two. Is it a cliche? Sure. But it’s one this podcaster can be okay with.

And if you like this, listen to the saxophone episode too.

Track listing:

0:15: Ultimecia’s Castle / Final Fantasy VIII / Nobuo Uematsu
2:34: Manoria Cathedral / Chrono Trigger / Yasunori Mitsuda
3:42: Door of Journey / Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals / Yasunori Shiono
4:56: Title Theme / Gauntlet II / Hal Canon, Brad Fuller and Earl Vickers
5:23: Nature / Front Mission / Yoko Shimomura and Noriko Matsueda
7:11: Divine King Tower / Kenji Ito / Romancing Saga 3
9:08: St. Eva Grand Church (God of Decadence) / Breath of Fire II / Yuko Takehara
11:34: Shrine of the Master / Soul Blazer / Yukihide Takekawa and Kazz Tomaya
14:40: Armageddon / Live a Live / Yoko Shimomura
17:06: Golbez, Clad in Darkness / Nobuo Uematsu / Final Fantasy IV 
21:18: Ganon’s Tower / Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Koji Kondo
24:02: Cackletta’s Theme / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions / Yoko Shimomura
25:43: Ultimate Koopa / Super Mario 64 / Koji Kondo 
28:30: Drawcia Sorceress / Kirby: Canvas Curse / Jun Ishikawa and Tadashi Ikegami
29:59: The Place Where Evil Sleeps (Cordelia’s Theme) / Panel de Pon Harmony / Masaya Kuzume 
33:53: Beyond the Colosseum / Demon’s Crest / Toshihiko Horiyama
36:09: Wandy’s Castle / Pac-Man All-Stars / Unknown Composer
37:48: Portal to Open Grounds / Radical Dreamers / Yasunori Mitsuda 
40:19: Reincarnation / Shin Megami Tensei IV / Ryota Kozuka, Kenichi Tsuchiya and Toshiki Konishi 
45:59: Simon’s Theme / Castlevania IV / Masanori Adachi and Taro Kudo 
49:27: After Confession / Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow / Masahiko Kimura and Michiru Yamane
52:00: The Gears Go Awry / Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin / Michiru Yamane and Yuzo Koshiro
53:55: A Toccata into Blood-Soaked Darkness / Castlevania: Curse of Darkness / Michiru Yamane and Yuka Watanabe
59:28: Healed by a Hymn / Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) / Koichi Sugiyama 
61:41: Hey You, What Time Is It? / Treasure Hunter G / Hitoshi Sakamoto
62:59: Shrine / Shining in the Darkness / Masahiko Yoshimura
64:17: The Saint / Dragon Quest VI / Koichi Sugiyama
66:01: Please, God / Breath of Fire 2 / Breath of Fire II / Yuko Takehara
67:06: Pray for the People’s Joy / Yasunori Mitsuda / Xenogears 
69:22 Safety in the Sanctuary / Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Koji Kondo
70:50: Safety in the Sanctuary / Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Ryo Nagamatsu

 
 
Drew Mackie