Classic Game Themes: Arcania - Gothic 4
Dynamedion are an award winning company and team of composers based in Germany. They specialize in soundtracks and game compositions, usually in the orchestral form. Over the years they have produced both musical scores and ambient sound designs for such titles as Ryse: Son of Rome, The Elder Scrolls Online and the Gothic series. Tilman Sillescu is both the co-founder of Dynamedion, as well as a prodigious composer in his own right. He previously taught at Mainz University. As Lead Composer and Creative Director at Dynamedion GbR, he has scored many exciting video game projects as well as writing and producing music for movie trailers, television and libraries.
The score for Arcania: Gothic 4 contains both ambient and thematic tracks which enrich the gameplay and overall atmosphere. The cue I have chosen plays over the games end credits and is listed on the games soundtrack CD as "credits song". It is an initially sombre piece that grows in power ending in a triumphant crescendo of brass. The vocalisation adds a semi-religious quality to the track and overall feels somewhat like a requiem. This particular music cue was written by Tilman Sillescu himself and is indicative of the level of quality that Dynamedion produce.