ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "Child of Legend"
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- Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo, 1998, N64)
- ReMixer(s): LindsayAnne Pepper
- Composer(s): Koji Kondo
- Song(s): "Ocarina "Song of Time"", "Title", "Zelda's Theme"
- Posted: 2017-01-10, evaluated by Liontamer
- Album: Featured on Esther's Dreams
- Terms (BETA): ballad chromatic-percussion harp mellow minimalist piano tempo-slow trio
"My kids love the music from the Legend of Zelda (no doubt because I've played the 25th Anniversary CD one too many times around them...). I wrote this little piece for them. I was super proud of them when they instantly recognized it as "Zelda Music." :) It's a very soft, gentle rendition of "Zelda's Lullaby," the main original theme, and a hint of the Temple of Time theme hidden in the end. :)
Since this piece is really Zelda and Link's themes intertwined, it's almost like a lullaby for their child (if they were to ever end up together).
The inspiration for "Child of Legend" came from my son, Elliot. As a stay-at-home mom, my two children obviously spend a lot of time with me. They have grown up listening to the melodies of Legend of Zelda, and request the 25th Anniversary CD in the car (played as loudly as I'll allow it!). One day, my Elliot asked me if I could write a Zelda lullaby so he could listen to it at bedtime. I thought it was such a great idea, and got to work on it right away. Since "Zelda's Lullaby" is already such a beautiful stand-alone piece as a lullaby, I wished to include the theme that my kids were most familiar with -- the original main theme (we call it "Link's Theme"). Intertwining these two themes proved to be a delicate expansion on the original "Zelda's Lullaby," and sneaking in the "Song of Time" at the end was a representation of how these two characters are forever connected throughout the series. Luckily for me, both my children gave it their seal of approval. :)
I share this piece with you, Esther, on the celebration of your first birthday. I hope you will enjoy it as much as my children have. May your ears always be blessed with the sweet and magical sounds of music.
To Dave and Anna, I offer my congratulations on best wishes as you continue on your journey as parents. It is the most important and amazing thing you will ever do. I hope that you take time each day to marvel at the little things that make Esther so unique and perfect, for she will change so quickly in these next few years. Take lots of pictures, fill her days with love, and remember to take time for one another. Best wishes always!"
Excellent advice from a fellow parent :) Esther just recently turned three, and it's truly amazing how time flies. While on the brief side, this simple, minimalist approach to arranging these sources works quite well, creating a peaceful & serene soundscape. Larry writes:
"It's an honor to have LindsayAnne posted on OCR once again (and happy birthday! :-D). Her first OC ReMix was posted shortly before I became a judge in 2004, so I remember her debut well. With the passage of time, her work has only improved, and I knew it would be worth looping her into the invitation for Esther's Dreams. As she mentioned, this track was actually created before the album's development, but fit so comfortably into the album's overall aesthetic; as soon as I listened to it, I knew we had the album's final track. The subtle interplay between Zelda and Link's theme (starting at :52), as well as the "Song of Time" cameo (1:57-2:19), were superb ideas both conceptually and in execution. With such a delicate piece, it's important to get all of the elements sounding full and balanced, and LindsayAnne delivered with a beautiful arrangement that works as well for helping a kiddo sleep as it does for contemplative thinking about matters of the heart. This piece is an understated gem and a true treasure, with LindsayAnne's love for both her children & the Zelda series providing that extra special dimension."
Couldn't have said it better myself; thanks to LindsayAnne for the well wishes and for the the bliss & beauty of this ReMix - hope you enjoy it as well!