Assassin's Creed Soundtrack

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land - The Loop. Do you like this video? The Assassin's Creed soundtrack is a collection of music tracks written by Danish composer Jesper Kyd that were used as background music in Assassin's Creed. It was released on December 31, 2006.
Jade Raymond, Producer of Assassin's Creed, stated that when picking a composer:. We listened to many composers before finding the right person for Assassin's Creed.
Jesper Kyd turned out to be the perfect match for the title because he is able to create epic historical pieces fused with both traditional medieval instruments and modern synth sounds. For Assassin's Creed we wanted the score to capture the gruesome atmosphere of medieval warfare but also be edgy and contemporary.
Jesper not only achieved this balance but also underlined the changes in gameplay and pacing in a way that immerses the player even further into the Assassin's Creed experience.[2]. Out of more than a dozen composers considered for the job of writing the Assassin's Creed score, Jesper Kyd was the one who accepted the challenge of bringing the past and the future together in musical harmony.
With a science fiction story set both in modern times and almost a thousand years ago, the job of marrying both very different musical eras and the mixture of cultures would prove difficult but ultimately rewarding.
Kyd began initially by creating rules for himself to follow when approaching the composition of certain themes, particularly for locations.[1].
Several tracks including: "City of Jerusalem" and "Flight Through Jerusalem" are available to listen to at Jesper Kyd's website.[3].
On the track "Acre", with it being a Christian city of the game, Kyd used a Western style palette in the creation of the music.
Aware that music of the era was based around mostly folk and religious choral chants, he used this as a basis, as well as adding instruments including piano, harp, acoustic guitars, and violins as an attempt to lighten the quality of the piece.
Kyd noted that with the musical theme of Acre he tried to give it a tragic undertone to reflect the suffering of the city in past battles, seen in the ruins around it.[1].
About track "Damascus", Kyd referred to this as the 'proudest' of the city themes that he had written, as the city had never been overtaken or overthrown.
The music here is fleshed around a Middle Eastern style and arrangements, based on that of the period, and that he portrayed it as a heroic anthem for the city.
For this effect he used Muslim male vocals, whispering, chanting and prayers, and ethnic instruments such as the oud, ney flute, mizmar, mijwiz, buzuq, and traditional Egyptian instruments.[1].