OverClocked ReMix Proudly Presents
~Seven Songs for Seventh Saga~
Arranged & Performed on the Cello by
I. Wind (Source: Opening Title) - Full Score (PDF)
"The intro for 7th Saga is for me a very calming tune that I like a lot. I wanted to try keeping the calmness and start a feeling of the beginning of a story. I only used the first part of the source and made some variations of this. Cello parts 1 & 2 keep "asking and answering" each other while part 3 keeps a steady pizzicato background through the track."
II. Water (Sources: Inn, Town D) - Full Score (PDF)
"Here I start off with parts 1 & 2 playing unison to really get some power in the melody. They're strong and clear until they eventually split up and the 2nd part becomes a countermelody. I'm very happy with the Town part and I think it gives a good example of what power three cellos are capable of."
III. Star (Source: Ticondera 1) - Full Score (PDF)
"This track is an experiment to do a real-time delay effect in the 2nd and 3rd parts. The 2nd part keeps going as an engine and the 3rd supports it with some of the notes in the pattern, but falls off eventually to take the bass and rhythm role. I think this one would fit good in a movie scene when a hunt goes down or other high-paced stuff is happening. Future 7th Saga movie?"
IV. Sky (Source: Ticondera 4) - Full Score (PDF)
""Sky" is the heart of the album and was the track that made me do this album. I start off with my favorite interval: 1 octave + a minor third to support the melody. The second part of the piece is more of a personal take of the theme."
V. Moon (Sources: Dungeon Clear, Town A) - Full Score (PDF)
"I've always been a fan of Béla Bartók and this melody in the beginning reminded me much of his music, so I did this as a tribute to him. I did a tempo shift in the middle to dramatize things and increase intensity."
VI. Light (Sources: Town B, Shop, Town E) - Full Score (PDF)
"I tried to get many of the small happy themes into one track and this is the result. The jester of the seven."
VII. Wizard (Sources: Town C, Staff Roll, Ending) - Full Score (PDF)
"I wanted to end things with a dance in the cellos with some hints to the intro theme to complete the album. I wanted to get a solid goodbye feeling with the last bars."
~About the Album~
Seven Songs for Seventh Saga is the fifth album in OverClocked ReMix's OCRI catalog series for independent releases. Conceptualized, arranged, & performed on cello by Sebastian "AeroZ" Freij, it presents seven interpretations of Norihiko Yamanuki's original soundtrack for the SNES role-playing game The 7th Saga. This is the first album published by OverClocked ReMix to feature a single instrument and to be accompanied by sheet music and performance videos, creating an experience that is both immersive and educational.
"Like many VGM fans, I'm very fond of music from RPG's like Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire, Lufia and the list goes on... but for making a project as this, I wanted to choose something that hasn't been covered as much. As I currently work as a substitute cello teacher, I wanted to create a video that could inspire you as a cellist or just a music lover as well by being able to follow the progression of the piece both visually and audibly. It's a video that you can watch over and over again and choose freely what part you want to focus on as a listener or a fellow cellist."
- Sebastian "AeroZ" Freij
"I'm honored and excited to be releasing Sebastian's Seven Songs for Seventh Saga on OCR. From the classical presentation to the amazing videos Sebastian and José worked on to the availability of sheet music, it presents the essence of both arrangement and performance in a stripped-down, compelling, and immediate format, highlighting the cello itself and Sebastian's exquisite playing."
- David "djpretzel" Lloyd, OC ReMix
Full Album (MP3) + Sheet Music (PDF)
Full Album (MP3 & Lossless FLAC) + Sheet Music (PDF) + Videos (MP4, Full HD)
Original Soundtrack to The 7th Saga Composed By Norihiko Yamanuki
All arrangements, performances, raw video recordings, & sheet music by Sebastian "AeroZ" Freij
- Mastering: Wilbert Roget, II
- Original Artwork: Andrew Luers
- Cover Photo: Tuana (Photographer)
- Video Post-Production: José E. Felix
- Tagging & QA: Larry Oji
- Album Cover & Website: David W. Lloyd
~About OverClocked ReMix~
Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of video game music as an art form. Its primary focus is ocremix.org, a website featuring thousands of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans.
OCRは１９９９年に創立されて、ゲーム音楽への感謝、保存、演出に専念するための組織です。OCRの主要な活動は ocremix.org で見つかるインターネットサイト。このサイトに数百のゲーム音楽好きに作られたリミックスのMP3と、ゲームの音楽と作曲家の情報と、音楽家を熱望している人のための供給源と、にぎやかなゲーム音楽のファンがいっぱいいます。