Concert Selections from "Dragon Quest, Part I"
Piccolo (doubling Flute)
Flute I-II (II doubling Piccolo)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion I-II-III, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
- Tom-Toms (4)
None discovered thus far.
Dragon Quest, titled Dragon Warrior when initially localized to North America, is the first role-playing video game (RPG) in the Dragon Quest media franchise. It was published by Enix in Japan in 1986. The player controls the hero character who is charged with saving the Kingdom of Alefgard and rescuing its princess from the evil Dragonlord. Dragon Warrior's story became the second part in a trilogy, with several spinoff anime and manga series. As a whole, Dragon Warrior has been credited with establishing the basic template for subsequent Japanese console RPGs.
Koichi Sugiyama, the game's music composer, solicited Enix via a PC game's feedback questionnaire. He was already a well-known television composer, and, upon seeing his feedback, Fukushima contacted him to confirm that "he was the Sugiyama from television". Fukushima asked Sugiyama to compose a score for Dragon Quest. The game's classical score is Sugiyama's second video game composition after Wingman 2. He said it took him five minutes to compose the original opening theme, and noted the difficulty in adding a personal touch to the short jingles, but that his past experience with creating music for television commercials helped. According to Sugiyama, a composer has between three and five seconds to catch the audience's attention through music. The theme and his other jingles for Dragon Quest have remained relatively intact in its sequels. The game's synthesized soundtrack has been orchestrated, and its music has been performed at numerous concerts.
- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia
This is a 10-minute medley of songs from the Dragon Quest I, Dragon Quest II,' and Dragon Quest III trilogies. The symphonic world of Dragon Quest, composed by Koichi Sugiyama, has been re-created by Toshio Majima, a leading composer and arranger for brass band. The medley includes: Overture; Harukanaru Tabijiro (Faraway Journey); Going in the Open Field; The Endless World; Going in the Plains; The Challenge of the Brave; and To the Legend.
- Program Note from publisher, (translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator)
- Video: Reference recording. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band Yokosuka (Iwata Tomoaki, conductor)
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Reference recording. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band Yokosuka (Iwata Tomoaki, conductor) – 3 October 2021
- PRO WiND 023 (Goshi Oi, conductor) – 3 January 2017
- Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 1st Band – 18 July 2016
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Concert Selections from "Dragon Quest, Part I" (arr. Mashima) (1986)
- Overture from "Dragon Quest I" (arr. Mashima) (1986/2000)
- Theme from "Dragon Quest" (arr. Worek) (1986/1999)
- Dragon Quest (Video Game). Wikipedia. Accessed 25 August 2022