John Robert Matz - L'Histoire d'un Mercenaire

from ZODIAC: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed by Materia Community

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"L'Histoire d'un Mercenaire" started out life as a simple, witty vocal ensemble piece about the lives of the randomly-generated troops who fill out your party over the course of Final Fantasy: Tactics' campaign. Based on "Soldier Agency", what it evolved into is something far more operatic, something that owes much more to Bernstein's "Candide" as Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du soldat", its referential namesake. Special thanks to the outstanding SONG CYCLE vocalists, Laura Intravia, Annie Rosen, Elizabeth Zharoff and Doug Perry for bringing their wonderful talents to bear on another project, Andrew Stern and Andrew Steffen of the ETHEReal String Orchestra, Kristin Naigus, Chris Vaughn, and Francisco J. Joubert for our excellent woodwind section, and Ian Martyn for being my "Tactics" lore-master.


from ZODIAC: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed, released January 13, 2017
UPC 01827849242113
Ⓟ 2017 Materia Collective LLC

John Robert Matz: Producer, Vocals (Orrick), Arranger, Lyrics, Trumpet, French Horns
Andrew Steffen: Violins, Violas, Basses
Andrew Stern: Cellos
Annie Rosen: Vocals (Rosalind)
Chris Vaughn: Clarinets
Doug Perry: Vocals (Belmont), Snare Drum
Elizabeth Zharoff: Vocals (Wynefreed)
Francisco Joubert: Bassoon
Ian Martyn: Vocals (A Messenger of Dycedarg Beoulve)
Kristin Naigus: Oboes
Laura Intravia: Vocals (Francisca), Flutes, Piccolo

• "Soldier Agency"
Sakimoto Hitoshi (Composer)
Sakimoto Hitoshi (Composer)
Sakimoto Hitoshi (Composer)

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