Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Xylophone, Bells, Timpani, Choir, Gong, Tubular Bells, Snare, and other percussion
Story Behind the Music
I spent so many hours playing the Genesis version of Populous. Although the gameplay music was only a heartbeat sound, I kept on remembering the theme song. Composed originally by Rob Hubbard with the original version being for the Amiga, the Populous main theme is iconic. It is a very fitting song for this very unique and revolutionary video game. For this remix, I orchestrated and re-arranged his original music. Included in the piece are strings, organ, choir, brass, woodwinds, and a prominent percussion. The whole song feels like it is building and that is what I intended. Please let me know what you think.