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------------ Classic2.zip ------------ Classical Music for Doom v2.0 This is the latest collection of high quality classical music for the cultured Doom enthusiast :-) This music replacement is 100% complete. Not a tune is left untouched, and this includes the end of episode and even title screen tunes. Since episode one can be played by unregistered users, the songs for episode one are all piano pieces (except for the secret level), the Nutcracker to be exact. With the exception of the "Reed dance" of the Nutcracker, no song is repeated, and as a small note, although the "Reed dance" is repeated, the second version is the orchestrated version, not a piano piece. I would recommend playing the entire game through again with- out any knowledge of the music list. At least play some of it without consulting the list, as I think the element of not knowing which song is coming up next adds some humor to the moment. Of course, if you aren't very knowledgeable of classical music, by all means check the list, so that you may learn of the well known pieces! Credit must be given where it is due, and I have to admit I am lacking in this area. I did not enter any of these songs myself, but have used the music I have found at various FTP sites. The only names I still have on my hard drive associated with the music are: Rashad Chichakly for E2M8, and R.J. Stratton Jr. for all the Nutcracker tunes in episode one. As for the other names, I don't have them! I really wish I did because I admire people who enter in the songs so that the rest of us can enjoy them. What I did/Why I should get jack-diddly-squat of credit: I went through the trouble to collect the songs. Anyone who has a huge dump of midi files or is a classical music buff like myself may already have the same .mid's but there are many who don't have access to them, which is where I come in. I went through the trouble of making them into a Wad (I know, big deal). Here's the biggest part though: I made sure that there were no deviant midi controllers (there were some) and that songs did not leave active controllers messing up following songs. I also edited E2M8 so that it was small enough to be made into a .MUS, and trust me, I hated deleting from it, as it is an excellent piece! I did the intro screen music all by myself :-), just a simple C chord. I also standardized the volume to a reasonable norm so all the songs weren't at horribly different sound levels requiring a lot of volume knob use. I also used some discretion in choosing which songs to use and where to put them. Lastly, I cut some notes from some pieces so that the soundblaster didn't have such a hard time but was careful not to make the piece sound worse on capable equipment. I made sure every- thing sounded acceptable on my SCC-1 and my Soundblaster Pro. That's pretty much what I did, it took about 20 hours in all, considering some errors I made which had to be corrected and such. Now for the music list Episode one -- The Nutcracker: Peter Ilyich Tschaikovsky 1 -- Overture 2 -- March of Toy Soldiers 3 -- Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies 4 -- Russian Dance 5 -- Arabian Dance 6 -- Chinese Dance 7 -- Dance of the Reeds 8 -- Nutcracker Waltz Secret -- ?, Bach Episode two 1 -- Alla Turca: rondo, W.A. Mozart 2 -- ?, Bach 3 -- Hungarian Dance: Johannes Brahms 4 -- Jupiter Symphony (#41): 1st mvmnt: W.A. Mozart 5 -- Mountain King: Edward Grieg 6 -- Spring, 1st mvmnt: Antonio Vivaldi 7 -- Fifth Symphony, 1st mvmnt: Ludwig van Beethoven (complete) 8 -- Night on Bald Mountain: M. Moussorgsky Secret -- "Moonlight Sonata", third mvmnt: Ludwig van Beethoven Episode three 1 -- Nutcracker, Dance of the Reeds: Peter Ilyich Tschaikovsky 2 -- ?: Dukas (Mickey's Sorcerer's Apprentice music) 3 -- Marriage of Figaro, Overture: W.A. Mozart 4 -- Eroica, ? mvmnt: Ludwig van Beethoven 5 -- ?: Liszt 6 -- Air: J.S. Bach 7 -- Fifth Symphony, 3rd mvmnt: Ludwig van Beethoven (complete) 8 -- Piano concerto #21 (?): W.A. Mozart Secret -- K.476: W.A. Mozart k476 note: I don't know what this is supposed to sound like, so I scored it for piano and woodwinds (strings didn't sound right at the pitches it plays). In the future: Well, this is pretty comprehensive, so I can't really imagine what I can do with it past this. If I find a whole bunch of really appropriate new songs like "Die Walkurie" by Wagner though, then you can bet I'll be releasing a v2.5!! Don't hold your breath for any Puccini, though! Hasta, Scott Kearney email@example.com