There is no denying that CD Projekt Red broke the mold when they made Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its two expansions, “Heart of Stone” and “Blood and Wine”. The game walked away with multiple game of the year awards for best story, best RPG and well, best game of the year.
One of the things that made the game so memorable was the music, and what better way to celebrate that then with an orchestra. CD Projekt Red organized a special Witcher 3 based concert at the 9th Film Music Festival in Kraków, which covered music from the base game and the two expansions and featured 2 hours of award winning music.
The concert is available, through purchase, on Youtube for $10.99 (CAD). You can check out a preview of the concert above and purchase it here.
“Seeing 12,000 people listening live to something we worked so many years on with Mikolai Stroinski and Piotr Musiał — it’s magical; a beautiful culmination of the time we spent on scoring Geralt’s adventures,” says The Witcher 3 Music Director, Marcin Przybyłowicz. “With the concert now available through YouTube, gamers, fantasy fans, and music lovers can join us then and there, feel the emotions and excitement of those moments,” Przybyłowicz adds.
The concert featured the talents of the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy, the Pro Musica Mundi choir, folkmetal band Percival Schuttenbach and soloists — Wioletta Chodowicz (soprano), Rafał Grząka (accordion), Robert Jaworski (hurdy-gurdy, lute, gusle) and Amir Yaghamai (master of Persian folk instruments). The show ended with a special performance of the Lullaby of Woe, the song from the amazing “A Night to Remember” trailer, which had vocal assistance from alternative artist and winner of several Fryderyk awards — BRODKA.