SPIRIT

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SPIRIT
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Composed by Austin Wintory / Go Ichinose / Nobuo Uematsu / Toby Fox
Arranged by Alex Loaeza / Braxton Burks / David Erick Ramos / Emily McMillan / Gregory Orosz / Kristian Bjerke Dalen / Laura Intravia / Ro Panuganti / Ruby Toung / Stephen Robert Froeber
Published by Multiplayer Charity
Catalog number MPCH-004
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 1 Digital - 4 tracks
Release date October 5, 2017
Duration 00:22:31
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""SPIRIT is a four-track EP raising funds and awareness for Hurricane Harvey relief. Each track was selected from a different iconic video game score and reflects a message of hope, perseverance, and community.
As an EP, SPIRIT grew from the collaborative effort of a core team of arrangers and nearly 100 musicians, some of whom are from areas directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. All proceeds for SPIRIT go towards the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, a branch of the Greater Houston Community Foundation (ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/)."


Emily McMillan: Director
Braxton Burks: Special Thanks, Arranger
David Erick Ramos: Special Thanks, Arranger
Hikazio: Album Art
Lauren Liebowitz: Marketing
Patrick Allred: Special Thanks
Paul Connolly: Mastering Engineer
Ro Panuganti: Special Thanks, Arranger
Ruby Toung: Special Thanks, Arranger
Sebastian Wolff: Executive Producer
Stephen Robert Froeber: Special Thanks, Arranger

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TRACK NOTES & CREDITS:

TRACK 1

"At the climax of the indie hit Undertale (2015), “Hopes and Dreams” represents overcoming adversity through caring for others and finding strength in community.
A collaboration of four arrangers and fifty musicians, this arrangement is divided into segments, each featuring a different orchestral section, eventually blending together as a symbol of unity."

David Erick Ramos: Producer, Arranger, Ocarina
Ro Panuganti: Producer, Arranger, Guitar
Alex Hill: Tuba
Alex Loaeza: Arranger (Vocals and Piano), Piano
Alex Parrish: Piccolo
Andrew Filipski: Guitar
Andrew Steffen: Viola
Andrew Stern: Cello
arnyundercover: Rhythm Guitar
Ashlee Busch: Vocals
Ashley Lynn Watts: Vocals
Bonnie Bogovich: Vocals
Brian Diamond: Vocals
Charles Ritz: Alto Saxophone
Damian Nguyen: Bassoon
Dan DeSimone: Trumpet
Daniel Romberger: Arranger (Brass), Trombone, Vocals
Danny Flam: French Horn, Trombone
Diwa de Leon: Violin
DS: Piano
Fredrik Häthén: Tenor Saxophone
Gregory Orosz: Arranger (Woodwinds), Bass Clarinet
Ian Martyn: Vocals
Jackson Harris: Baritone Saxophone
Jay Kim: Violin (I)
John Robert Matz: French Horn (I), Trumpet (II), Vocals (II)
Joshua Taipale: Guitar
Ken Crouch: Trumpet
Kirill Polyanskiy: Violin
Kristian Bjerke Dalen: Arrangement
Kristin Naigus: Oboe
Laura Intravia: Arranger (Strings)
Lauren Liebowitz: Vocals, Flute
Lucas Guimaraes: Vocals
Mai Yishan: Flute
Mason Lieberman: Cello
Matheus Manente: Bass Guitar
Michael Hoffmann: Vocals
Michaela Nachtigall: Violin
Brian Diamond: Vocals
Patrick Allred: Trombone
Peter Smith: Clarinet
Reven: Vocals
Robby Duguay: French Horn
Rosie Samter: Viola
Sam Bobinski: Contrabass
Sean Schafianski: Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Sirenstar: Vocals, Vocals
Soundole VGM Covers: Clarinet
Subversiveasset: Alto Saxophone
Josué Ferreira de Oliveira: Flute
Tim Rosko: Vocals
Virginia Pettis: Trombone


TRACK 2

"When Emily approached me to contribute something to this EP, I was only too happy to do so, having experienced Harvey firsthand living in the city and seeing the devastation the storm wrought upon so many lives.
As Final Fantasy is my favorite series in the universe, I was very keen on contributing an FF track. I had originally arranged the Main Theme from Final Fantasy VII, one of my favorite themes in gaming ever for its sweeping, haunting melody, in 2015 for my community orchestra here in Houston for piano, strings, clarinet, flute, and trombone, and performed it at Oni-Con in Galveston that year. In the interest of balancing out the sound and creating as many opportunities for people to participate as possible, Emily helped me expand the arrangement to include more brass and winds, and I am greatly indebted to her for doing so, as I am usually not accustomed to writing for such large groups, especially winds and brass.
As to be expected from such a talented, passionate group as Materia, everyone killed it on their parts and hearing the whole thing together was such a thrill, I had never thought it could sound so beautiful. It is an honor to be one of the featured arrangers on this EP along with so many consummate musicians for such a worthy cause."

Ruby Toung: Producer, Arranger
Andrew Dunn: Cello
Ashlee Busch: Flute
Damian Nguyen: Oboe, Bassoon
Emily McMillan: Arranger
Gregory Orosz: Clarinet
Joe Chen: Viola
Ning-Chih Hsu: Violin (I)
Patrick Allred: Trombone
Robby Duguay: French Horn, Trumpet
Rosie Samter: Violin (II)
Sean Schafianski: Mixing Engineer


TRACK 3

"In 2012, I had just recently decided that a career change was in order after 10 years in a totally unrelated field. As a longtime musician, and longtime videogame aficionado, I knew that Game Audio was the logical choice.
While attending my very first game conference, the final panel presented a video of the ending to Journey, with music on full display during the sequence. The piece was, of course, Apotheosis by Austin Wintory. That piece will always be a marker on my journey (pun intended) for that juncture in my life.
After the terrible destruction in Houston, Materia Collective began discussing ways to help. When talking about an album to bring hope to people who need it, that was instantly the first piece that came to mind for me.
This track represents intense personal and professional growth for me as a musician, and as a human being. And as things go, this interpretation could only have happened with a team of absolutely wonderful people that enthusiastically jumped in and helped me get to the finish line. There were 47 amazing musicians, who submitted 77 wonderful performances to make this vision a reality.
I hope that in some way, Austin's work will continue to inspire and help those who are in the process of rebuilding their lives."

Stephen Robert Froeber: Producer, Arranger
Alex Parrish: Flute, Oboe
Andrew Dunn: Cello
Andrew Steffen: Viola
Ann Zeng: Vocals (Tenor)
Melancholy Robot: Vocals (Tenor)
Charles Ritz: Percussion (Seedpods), Percussion (Tambourine)
Damian Nguyen: Bassoon
Dan DeSimone: Piccolo
Daniel Romberger: Engraving, Vocals (Bass), Vocals (Baritone), Trombone
Darby Cupit: Vocals (Bass)
Fabian Fabro: Percussion (Kulintang)
Michael Garrett Steele: Engraving
Ian Martyn: Bass Recorder, Percussion (Bodhrán), Vocals (Tenor)
Jay Kim: Violin (II)
Jeff Swingle: Vocals (Baritone)
Jesse Buddington: Vocals (Overtones)
Joe Chen: Viola
John Michael Hunt: Soprano Saxophone
John Robert Matz: French Horn, Vocals (Tenor), Trumpet (Solo), Irish D Whistle, Irish Low Whistle
Jon Bash: Engraving, Percussion (Bass Drum (Mallets)), Percussion (Bass Drum (Sticks)), Percussion (Djembe)
Keadrin Dick: Cello
Ken Crouch: Trumpet (II)
Kirill Polyanskiy: Engraving, Violin
Laura Intravia: Vocals (Alto), Vocals (Soprano)
Lauren Liebowitz: Flute
Lucas Guimaraes: Vocals (Baritone)
Mai Yishan: Flute
Marcela Estelie: Vocals (Soprano)
Mason Lieberman: Cello
Matheus Manente: Vocals (Baritone)
Michael Hoffman: Vocals (Baritone)
Michael Kohl: Vocals (Tenor)
Nanaya Sakurai: Vocals (Tenor)
Brian Diamond: Vocals (Baritone), Vocals (Bass)
Reven: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
Rosie Samter: Viola
Sam Bobinski: Bass
Sean Schafianski: Flute
Sirenstar: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
Soundole VGM Covers: Clarinet
Josué Ferreira de Oliveira: Flute
Tim Rosko: Vocals (Bass), Vocals (Baritone), Vocals (Tenor)
Trey Hodge: Vocals (Bass)
Troy Strand: Bass Trombone


TRACK 4

"'Ending Theme' from the Pokémon series is a very heartfelt piece brimming with nostalgia and warmth. For this charity album, I sought to amplify those feelings through a powerful, but soothing choral arrangement that I hope inspires resilience in the wake of disaster."

Ann Zeng: Vocals (Tenor)
Ashley Lynn Watts: Vocals (Alto)
Bonnie Bogovich: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
Braxton Burks: Arranger, Producer
Daniel Romberger: Vocals (Bass), Vocals (Tenor)
Darby Cupit: Vocals (Bass)
Ian Martyn: Vocals (Tenor)
James C. Hoffman: Mixing Engineer
Jeff Swingle: Vocals (Bass)
Jesse Buddington: Vocals (Alto)
John Robert Matz: Vocals (Solo Tenor)
Lauren Liebowitz: Vocals (Soprano)
Lucas Guimaraes: Vocals (Bass)
Marjorie Halloran: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
Michael Hoffmann: Vocals (Tenor)
Brian Diamond: Vocals (Bass)
Reven: Vocals (Solo Soprano)
Ryan Connelly: Vocals (Tenor)
Saoirse "aerie" Mings: Vocals (Soprano)
Sirenstar: Vocals (Soprano)
Tim Rosko: Vocals (Tenor)
Trey Hodge: Vocals (Bass)

Album was composed by Austin Wintory / Go Ichinose / Nobuo Uematsu / Toby Fox and was released on October 5, 2017. Soundtrack consists of 4 tracks tracks with duration over about 25 minutes. Album was released by Multiplayer Charity.

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CD 1

1
Hopes and Dreams (from "Undertale")
05:05
2
Main Theme (from "Final Fantasy VII")
07:06
3
Apotheosis (from "Journey")
07:18
4
Ending Theme (from "Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire")
03:02
15.10.17
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