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September 5, 2011 3:17 AM   Subscribe

Epic version of The Legend of Zelda theme, on marimba, snare drum, cymbal, bells, timpani, and triangle.

Ocarina of Time on marimba!
Song of Storms
Song of Time
Saria's Song
Gerudo Valley

Bonus! gypsy-jazz version of SMB 2 theme on guitar
posted by dirigibleman (26 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Zedd. The Legend of Zelda. BOSH.
posted by garlicsmack at 3:32 AM on September 5, 2011


Excellent. I like marimba and I like the Legend of Zelda theme.

Here's the London Symphony Orchestra's version of it.
posted by TheAlarminglySwollenFinger at 3:39 AM on September 5, 2011


Was anyone else creeped out by the complete blankness of the walls? It was like they'd broken into a new house and installed their marimba just for the video.

(Boxer shorts on parade!)
posted by Scattercat at 4:00 AM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


There are two walls in the first video containing a total of 3 framed pictures.
posted by DU at 4:48 AM on September 5, 2011


I'ma gonna let you finish - but everyone knows that this is the greatest legend of zelda music video on youtube.
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory at 4:52 AM on September 5, 2011 [9 favorites]


Also, I love the marimba and a lot of these Zelda songs, so the two together is awesome.
posted by DU at 4:53 AM on September 5, 2011


On triangle? How apropos!
posted by sonic meat machine at 5:48 AM on September 5, 2011


Zelda - Horse Race
Zelda - Shooting Gallery
Zelda - End Theme
posted by empath at 6:14 AM on September 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


but everyone knows that this is the greatest legend of zelda music video on youtube.

Was just coming in to post that; the FreddeGedde Wind Waker Unplugged medley is one of few things that can always be relied upon to fill my heart with joy, no matter how sour my mood.
posted by Greg Nog at 6:36 AM on September 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


Sorry dirigibleman, but you really do owe it to the artists to list the instruments accurately. You'll note it's not the triangle they're playing. It's the fucking Triangle!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:21 AM on September 5, 2011


This guy playing a duet with himself on his home-made PVC instrument makes me smile, partly because he's obviously having so much fun, and partly because he sounds great.
posted by straight at 8:25 AM on September 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


I like how it gets all Morricone at 2:26.
posted by sourwookie at 8:35 AM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Chopin said that nothing sounds better than a guitar safe perhaps two guitars.

When someone plays a marimba it is said one can hear the tree of life weep.

When more than one instrumentalist is playing the same marimba, those deafening harmonics and overtones are making you deaf faster than any other perscussion instrument you can think of.
posted by Meatafoecure at 10:12 AM on September 5, 2011


Holy shit, I've been listening to people play music from Zelda games on marimbas for like an hour. What an excellent use of a long weekend.

This interpretation of the Hyrule Field theme from Ocarina of Time is my favourite.
posted by bewilderbeast at 10:31 AM on September 5, 2011


Damn those kids. The word "epic" now makes me cringe even when it's used appropriately.
posted by rhymer at 10:32 AM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm going to make a marimba now. Seriously.
posted by odinsdream at 11:44 AM on September 5, 2011


but everyone knows that this is the greatest legend of zelda music video on youtube.

Was just coming in to post that; the FreddeGedde Wind Waker Unplugged medley is one of few things that can always be relied upon to fill my heart with joy, no matter how sour my mood.


Agreed. It prompted me to post him to the Blue a while back.
posted by defenestration at 4:13 PM on September 5, 2011


I'm going to make a marimba now.

Only God can make a marimba.

Well, the Musser company does OK too, I guess.

a division of Ludwig!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:40 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


My rock handbell group (Pavlov's Dogs, natch) plays a version of the Zelda theme. It's wicked hard to do on handbells (and the video's from when it was a new song for us), but the crowd recognition is pretty awesome.
posted by ilana at 8:16 PM on September 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


Holy crap, your handbell group is awesome, ilana.
posted by hades at 11:31 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Holy crap, your handbell group is awesome, ilana.

Agreed!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:59 AM on September 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thirded.
posted by JHarris at 5:12 AM on September 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


The music from SMB2 is in my head more often than any other vidya game, possibly more than any other tune, period.
posted by Eideteker at 9:48 AM on September 6, 2011


Thanks, hades, flapjax and JHarris! (I may or may not have run downstairs to tell the guy that some famous MeFites think I'm cool. Which probably makes me not cool.) Anyway, I'm hoping we get to record soon (that video was about three months after I first picked up a handbell, so there are a couple of trainwrecks, but at least Somebody To Love went well). And we do a mean Wizards in Winter. Incongruous things are fun, so...nerdrock handbells playing Star Wars/MGMT/Bowie forever!
posted by ilana at 12:13 PM on September 6, 2011


That was the best 20 minutes listening to bells ever. Thank you ilana.
posted by omegar at 9:09 PM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks, omegar! :)
posted by ilana at 8:28 PM on September 8, 2011


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