Section III - Blueprint Guideline [abbreviated]
**(full, in-depth description of goals will be discussed and explained in private amongst project members)
Song Theme Main Source(s)
Specific guidelines and preferences
Claimed (0% WIP)
99% song complete
100% Final WAV handed in
I. CLOCK TOWN
basically an 'Overture' feeling to open up the album, but more mysterious and slightly ominous
> HMSM reprise >
/Deku Palace Transition basically, we'd like the latter end of this song to be a smooth transition leading into the more percussive Southern Swamp songs.
II. SOUTHERN SWAMP
(*Swamp Giant awakens*) > *Something percussive* >
as mentioned earlier above, The Four Giants should have specialized themes in regards to the domain (leading up to the Barbershop Quartet epic rejoining), so try to give a distinct Southern Swamp flavored twist on this one.
this one should be dedicated to Darmani, so keep in mind that this arrangement should feel like a memorial tribute to the tragic loss of a great Goron Hero.
> Goron Village this will be a very fun, imagery-filled arrangement. Imagine the listener walking up Snowhead mountain (ambient wind and crunching snow footstep sound effects throughout) and they're whistling and beatboxing the Goron Village theme; but then hilarity ensues when the Goron Elder's Son constantly interrupts by crying. So this could be a funny hip hop piece or just an interesting, humorous beat box song about trying to navigate through Snowhead whilst trying to lull the Goron baby to sleep.
3. Song of Healing > Oath to Order (*Mountain Awaken*) > Song of Healing
Absolutely must have fanfare horns in this one, and again, make This Giant's Awakening theme unique from the others
3.5 Romani Ranch interlude medley (
, etc.)The initial idea was to make a bonus disc for songs like Romani Ranch that aren't exactly necessary to this album but are still integral to the game's story. Then we decided that it would be immensely interesting to do a 'Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds' elaborate re-telling of the defense of Romani Ranch. So this certainly isn't your Grandmother's Romani Ranch type of remix.
IV. GREAT BAY
> Song of Healing > *Ocean Tide or shore sfx ambiance face out* Another imagery-filled piece; imagine Mikau groggily making his way to the beach to make his last words known to Link. He strums on his guitar and slowly one by one the other band members join in to build up to a huge, stadium rock ballad type jam of The Song of Healing (Think in the style of Ludo or Reistance-era MUSE).
> All Practice themes (medley) Damashii!! decided it would be interesting (and refreshing, due to the nature of most of the album) to arrange this in the style of 'Get Set Go' in that it is despair filled lyrics talking about stresses of the band and The Moon's impending doom contrasted against the happy-go-lucky upbeat feel of the music.
> Oath to Order (*Ocean Giant Awakening*) Ultimately up to the arranger, but it is imperative that the focus of this be about Lulu getting her voice back (as well as ending with the Ocean Giant awakening); and it probably isn't good to stray too far from bossa territory considering the nature of 'New Wave Bossa.'
V. Ikana Canyon
> Sonata of Awakening >
> (*link chimes in with Song of Healing, comically, on the Ocarina, but it doesn't work, so Sharp’s Curse comes back in) >
> Farewell to Gibdos [Music Box House] EXTREMELY imagery-laden and cinematic. The central source should be Music Box House, but make sure to give this arrangement a shrill contrast between the dainty music box and trying to survive against the swarming of Gibdos.
2. Sonata of Awakening [intro] >
[chorus 1] > elegy [v2] > Stone Tower inverted [chorus 2] > Oath to Order (*Canyon Giant Awaken*) [bridge and/or outro?] > chorus again (up to interpretation)>
again, up to the arranger, but this would work well in the song structure of a standard pop song, but instead mixed with lots of dark, experimental elements.
VI. Calling the Four Giants
> Oath To OrderAnd at last, here is the big gathering of the Four Giants Barbershop Quartet. This will be similar to the Mikau Song of Healing arrangement, but on a much larger scale. Just like in coming-of-age films when everything the protagonist learned previously is brought back for the final test, this song will feature the inhabitants of each area coming in slowly with their instruments (The Deku Horns, The Goron Drums, The Zora Guitar, The Gibdos eerie synths, etc.). Will most likely be a large-scale collab between many project members, but just understand that this will be one of the most complex songs of the entire project since it brings back so many of the previous musical ideas in order to launch the story towards the climax.
> Astral Observatory (Reprise) Doesn't need to be as long or as complex as the previous track. This is primarily a transition song leading into the final showdown, so think of something along the lines of Yanni's 'Acroyali/Standing in Motion.'
V. Final Battle/ Climax/ Ending
1. Majora’s Theme Reprise/
Starts out very calm and serene, yet immensely surreal, twisted, and eerily ambient. For space reasons, we cannot fully describe the complexity of this song's vision, so pm Mangaman ASAP if you are keen with dark, organic yet playful tracks. The mood for this piece should be very similar to 'Kakurenbo' in that Majora is treating this as a morbidly absurd game, but he becomes increasingly angrier and angrier as the piece progresses.
Mostly an extension of the previous song idea, however this one should be much more cinematic since the battle is intensifying.
3. Song of Time/Healing medley >
> Clocktown Day 1 As with the first track which serves as an 'overture' of sorts, this would serve very nicely if the arranger(s) utilizes the idea of bookends, hence the re-appearance of 'Clocktown Day 1.' Above all, this piece should make it evident that the 5 stages of grief have been dealt with and successfully overcome.
*. SPECIAL (Individual Sources or Medleys outside of the Blueprints that a remixer specifically wants to arrange [and has gained Director approval for])
1. Solo piano piece medley - MeMark2
Section IV - CHARACTER PARTS:
GREEN-What is claimed
BLUE-Interest has been made, so audition ASAP!
BLACK-What is NOT claimed
SKULL KID/Majora- Can be played by a man or woman. Higher ranged vocals with enough flexibility is a huge plus.
HAPPY MASK SALESMAN-DAMASHII!!-Sly and cheerful voice with a flare for the dramatic.
TATL- Tom-boy. Alto/soprano is acceptable
TAEL-Shy and soft spoken
ANJU- Soprano, homely or motherly tone to voice.
KAFEI-Chris Narvali Baritone/tenor, can have child like or more adult like tone to his voice.
MUTOH- Bass or baritone, gruff and harsh voice
CAPTAIN VISCEN- tenor, strong and convident voice
MAYOR DOTOUR- flabbergasted and uncertain, very meek voice.
GORMAN- loud and bombastic, with a bit of a nassaly voice
MIKAU- Tenor, a bit of a California accent is acceptable, wild and energetic voice.
DARMANI III- Bass, strong, but weary voice from all his years being the hero of the Gorons
ROMANI- Soprano, southern drawl and a child like voice, not looking for Hannah Montana
CREMIA- Alto, sweet tones with a little southern drawl.
SINGLE-SCENE ROLES (subject to change according to Project Director and/or arrangers’ discretion)
PROFESSOR SHIKASHI- Baritone
KING IGOS DU IKANA- Operatic, bass
GREAT FAIRY- Soprano
MADAME AROMA- Contralto
THE CARNIVAL COMMITTEE
THE BOMBERS- Tenor/Alto
ANJU'S MOTHER- Contralto
ANJU'S GRANDMOTHER- Alto
BOMB SHOP OWNER- Baritone
TWIN JUGGLERS- Tenor’s
CLOCK TOWN GUARDS- Tenors
PAMELA - Alto
PAMELA’S FATHER- Tenor
ROSA SISTERS- Alto’s
KAEPORA GAEBORA- Bass
GORON ELDERS SON- Tenor/Alto
THE PROFESSOR- Tenor
SHARP- Operatic tenor
FLAT- Operatic Baritone
DEKU BUTLER’S SON
CHILDREN OF THE MOON
GURU GURU- Tenor
THE FOUR GIANTS- Barbershop Quartet
GORMAN BROTHERS- Baritone’s
DEKU KING- Bass
DEKU BUTLER- Baritone
DEKU PRINCESS- Soprano
KOUME AND KOTAKE- Soprano’s
GORON ELDER- Bass
Recruiting will continue until the end of October (though anyone is welcomed to join at any time afterwards) and then the production starts. I know there is still a lot of detail that I need to fill in and I will once the time permits me. Any questions, please ask!