About The Music of Minecraft
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.
"Wet Hands" begins with simple arpeggiated major chords, then an equally understated melody appears in three parts, with subtle jazz harmony added for this arrangement. Unlike c418's earlier compositions for "Minecraft," this song has multiple form sections with changing harmonic structures and melodic motifs. The song's odd title represents the vast amounts of water in any randomly generated "Minecraft" world, in which the player may swim, fish or sail to discover a new biome across a vast ocean. The cascading melody may also represent the game's use of rain, which can create a soothing and peaceful atmosphere while the player explores and crafts. This arrangement features no solos and piano-only accompaniment, making it logistically easy for large and small choirs alike to put together.
"Wet Hands" is also available in SSA voicing
Arranged in 2022
Video: C418 Version from Minecraft