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This Is What 18 Minutes of TP Music Looks Like

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony has released confirmation of one of the movements which is to be performed at the concerts this fall. Twilight Princess will be represented at the event with a monstrous 18 minute song that spans 442 measures.

The score was cited to have taken two weeks of work, and is the second movement of the concert. No details regarding the other movements have been announced yet, but this Twilight Princess segment is being called "Absolutely epic."

The news came from the Zelda Symphony's Facebook page last night when they posted the image of the project file. Add them on Facebook or follow them on the Zelda Symphony Twitter to stay up to date with the latest details.

Link: The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony - Facebook

More Zelda Symphony Details From Comic Con

Since the orchestral performance of Zelda music at Nintendo's E3 Press Event, news has been popping up everywhere about the upcoming concerts this fall. The latest bits of information come from Destructoid's interview with Bill Trinen this weekend at Comic Con.

Koji Kondo "Really wanted music to be a part of the 25th anniversary activity," Trinen told Destructoid, so he began preparing an orchestral concert event to be held in Japan. From there, Nintendo decided to add single concerts for North America and Europe with music "hand-picked by Koji Kondo and his team."

Zelda music will continue to fill the halls after the concerts this October as JMP Productions (which also produces the PLAY! - A Video Game Symphony tour) continues a tour Trinen says to be "pretty extensive." The 2012 tour will make its way around the globe, centering "primarily in the United States and North America," making it possible for those who missed out on the fall concerts to get a Goron helping of sweeping Hyrulean melodies too.

Stay up to date on news from the Zelda Symphony by joining their Facebook page, or by signing up for the email newsletter on the official website.

Link: Destructoid

A Soundtrack Fit for King Hyrule

Last month, Club Nintendo offered a special bonus to members who registered their copy of Ocarina of Time 3D within the first few days of release. The 51-track soundtrack for the game quickly ran out of stock, causing many fans to miss out on the rare gift. A nice booklet was included with the album, containing some pretty pictures, as well as statements from Shigeru Miyamoto and Koji Kondo, followed by their signatures.

For those of you who missed out on the offer, fear no more, for our friends over at Zelda Power have provided downloads for all 51 of the tracks, including the new credits theme, which was recorded by a live orchestra! You can also check out scans of the entire booklet on their Ocarina of Time 3D Soundtrack page.

Get to it!

Link: Zelda Power

96-Hour Zeldathon for Red Cross

The team over at The Zeldathon Network is chugging its way through a 3-day binge of Zelda action in order to raise money for the American Red Cross! Throughout the event, prizes will be awarded to lucky viewers who donate to the fundraiser or spread word of their cause through Twitter. For every $2,500 the team fundraises, Mases, the webmaster of Zelda Dungeon, will be forced to make his way through one of the Phillips CD-i Zelda games! Check out their chatbox and send in a donation. It's for a good cause!

Link: The Zeldathon Network Homepage

Site Rennovations

We've made it to our new server at last! *fanfare*

There's a huge list of things that we have to fix, update, add, or clean up on the new version of the site, but it's going to be better than ever once we've taken care of the hard stuff! Please pardon anything broken that you see, and know that we are working hard on fixing it!

Couple things I'll point out in this new version. On the right, you'll see a list of six songs and their artist/album information. When a song finishes playing on the radio, it updates automatically without refreshing your page. Very handy!

All songs, artists, and albums now have their own pages, where you'll be able to post comments and request them. In the future we'll be adding more features allowing you to rate and favorite them as well. Don't worry, the giant wall of text on the request main page will be taken care of soon!

We're really excited to be one step closer to finishing our vision for the site! Once we've got the site taken care of, we'll be able to focus on bringing some awesome content to the site and radio. Details on that and more are coming soon! I promise.

Welcome to Marconi!

Welcome to our new server, and new website! After some downtime, we're back with the launch of a new infrastructure and website backend.