About "Minecraft" the game, and the music of c418
"Minecraft" is one most beloved and best-selling video games of all time, and it's been one of the most popular games for nearly 20 years, capturing the hearts of gamers both young not so young (including yours truly!). The vast number of hours that hundreds of millions of gamers around the world have experienced engrossed in their very own Minecraft worlds make the game's music deeply nostalgic and comforting.
Now, for the first time, this music is available to both traditional and contemporary choirs through the "Minecraft: Choir Edition" series at KerryMarsh.com! This series of arrangements features a wide variety of voicing types and challenge levels to serve the many choral ensemble who would like to rehearse and perform this wonderful music composed by Daniel Roselfeld (a.k.a. "418"). All arrangements are wordless, using simple syllables to create beautiful choral textures and to transport your listeners back to a magical world of exploration, discovery and creativity.
About this arrangement
"Minecraft," c418's "title" composition for this ground-breaking game, sets a sublimely relaxed and reflective mood with its simple melody and harmony. This six-part a cappella arrangement develops on this material, expanding the theme into a brief but effective piece fit for intermediate and advanced a cappella choirs and vocal jazz groups, with infused jazz harmonies adding a lush and thicker texture than found in the original version.
This a cappella version differs from the other accompanied arrangements of "Minecraft" available in this catalog, with some reharmonization and more dynamic movement throughout. Still, the main theme will bring many audience members back to their first days playing one of the greatest games of all time.
The arrangement features no solos, making it logistically easy for large choirs and six-voice groups alike to put together. The bass part includes a few low D-flats, but the higher octave substitute note in those cases works well with the voicings, for groups that may not have basses singing that low. Similarly, a coloratura soprano moment pops up for a few bars toward the end of the piece, but works just as well when sung down an octave, or with only one or two vocalists singing the high part.
Five other versions of "Minecraft" are available at KerryMarsh.com.
SATB with piano (Level 2.5)
SSAA with piano (Level 2.5)
SAB with piano (Level 2)
SSA with piano (Level 2)
Two-part treble with piano (Level 1)
Arranged in 2022