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Finding out composers of specific game tracks (Castlevania)


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Hello,

I'm having a hard time finding out who composed certain tracks, or even finding out who was part of a composing team because I find different information, depending on where I look. I am specifically looking for the composers of the following tracks:

Theme of Simon Belmont

Death Fair (Castlevania Adventure)

Beginning

Vampire Killer

Bloody Tears

Here is what I have found so far from the information available at OCR:

Theme of Simon Belmont: Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudou

Death Fair: Hidehiro Funauchi, Kazuo Hanzawa, Shigeru Fukutake

Beginning: Jun Funahashi, Yoshinori Sasaki, Yukie Morimoto

Vampire Killer: Kinuyo Yamashita

Bloody Tears: Kenichi Matsubara, S. Terashima

In Wikipedias's Castlevania article, it says in regards to Bloody Tears:

first composed by the team of Kenichi Matsubara, Masahiro Ikariko, Kazuhiko Uehara and T-San
(What does the "T." stand for, does anyone know the name?)

Regarding the other pieces, is it possible to say exactly who of the two or three names actually composed that one single track? I supposed the groups of names are just the names written in the credits for the entire sound programming. I mean, similarly to Chrono Trigger, where it is possible to exactly say whick tracks were composed by Uematsu and which ones by Mitsuda, would it be possible to do the same in regard to the Castlevania tracks?

Many greetings

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Hello,

thanks for that link! There's a wholy legion of Castlevania CDs out there, wow.

As for the composers, that link doesn't really help me, but on the contrary, intensifies the confusion. Let's take Castlevania III, for example.

On this page:

http://vgmdaily.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/8-bit-mondays-castlevania-iii-prayer-and-beginning-hidenori-maezawa/

it states the composer of 'Beginning' as one Hidenori Maezawa.

On OCRemix, it states the composers as

Jun Funahashi, Yoshinori Sasaki, Yukie Morimoto

And on the link that you provided (e.g., here http://www.squareenixmusic.com/albums/d/draculabest1.shtml), it gives the production credits to:

Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto

which removes Yoshinori Sasaki from OCRemix's list and adds one Hidenori Maezawa.

So it's very confusing. Is there someone in here who actually knows about the composers?

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In Wikipedias's Castlevania article, it says in regards to Bloody Tears: first composed by the team of Kenichi Matsubara, Masahiro Ikariko, Kazuhiko Uehara and T-San

(What does the "T." stand for, does anyone know the name?)

Yeah, I wonder who that is. :lol:

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