Sid Meier's Civilization IV is 10 years old. It's been some years since I've fired up that very excellent 4X turn-based strategy game. Unexpectedly, something I fire up more often is "Baba Yetu," the theme song to Civilization IV. That song gives me chills to this day. I even remember sitting on that main menu screen in Civ IV, chillin', just letting that track spin once or twice before I'd even start up a round.
Christopher Tin, the Grammy award-winning composer of "Baba Yetu," is coming back in Civilization VI. Civ VI's theme song is called "Sogno di Volare" (The Dream of Flight). Tin will debut the song at Cadogan Hall in London, England, next Tuesday, July 19. He's teamed up once again with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra—whom he'd worked with on "Baba Yetu"—but this time will also have Britain's National Orchestra, The Angel City Chorale (US), Prima Vocal Ensemble (UK), and Lucis (UK) along for "Sogno di Volare."
Civilization VI is coming to PC on October 21.
2K and Firaxis Games today announced Christopher Tin is the composer of the title theme for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, launching on October 21st for Windows PC.
Famed for his composing of the only piece of video game music to win a Grammy Award, the title theme to Sid Meier’s Civilization IV ‘Baba Yetu’, Tin returns to the franchise to compose for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, called ‘Sogno di Volare’ (The Dream of Flight).
“I wanted to write a piece that captured the essence of exploration”, said two time Grammy Award winning composer Christopher Tin, “both the physical exploration of seeking new lands, but also the mental exploration of expanding the frontiers of science and philosophy.”
The world premiere of ‘Sogno di Volare’ will take place at the Cadogan Hall in London, England, on July 19th. Tin will be accompanied by Britain’s National Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Angel City Chorale (US), Prima Vocal Ensemble (UK) and Lucis (UK). Alongside the performance of ‘Sogno di Volare’ will be a rendition of ‘Baba Yetu’, making this event unmissable for any fan of the Civilization series.
Tickets for the event can be found here: http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/the-music-of-christopher-tin-160719/