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Clockwork Thief (Bonus, Unused)

from MazeQuest 2 Original Soundtrack by Mazedude



Some years ago, way back in college I think, I wrote a harpsichord piece. I loved it; it was quirky, chromatic, catchy, and very Peter McConnell-esque. The thing is, I had no use for it. It wasn't written for a specific project, or even with a performer in mind. And so, it sat in limbo. Yet, I had a radar to maybe someday find a spot where it could be used.

Here comes 2018, and with it, the MazeQuest 2 original soundtrack. One of the themes on the list was Tavern music. Shortly into the project, I submitted my old harpsichord piece as a concept to work from, and it was initially approved.

But, here's the problem. We developed the rest of the soundtrack. After which, this track didn't fit anymore. And believe me, I tried HARD to make it fit. However, no matter how I treated the material, it still came across as too whimsical to work as the Tavern theme. A brand new track had to be developed, and what you hear in the game is that new track. Sadly, my old harpsichord solo hadn't found a home yet. (And this is only a fraction of the original, actually.) Still, I wanted to include the tune because I like it, and because it still aided in the development of the official tavern music. Some of the sonic elements still found their way into the new, finished theme.


from MazeQuest 2 Original Soundtrack, released September 28, 2018


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Christopher "Mazedude" Getman is an award-winning composer for video games and beyond, currently in development on his next major release "Words and Verses: a Biblical Music Project" - now on Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/mazedude/words-and-verses-a-biblical-music-project ... more

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