Song of the Ancients – NieR Gestalt & Replicant Piano Collections, music by Keiichi Okabe, arranged by Keigo Hoashi, played by Richard Yang on Yamaha N1X with Garritan CFX with Garritan CFX.
I originally recorded the piece with the stock CFX sound on Yamaha N1X (link HERE) before re-recording with Garritan CFX. You can hear the huge difference in sound quality!
Not having played the game before I believe Song of the Ancients is one of the top themes of NieR. It is so beautiful. More importantly, the music was written to allow for lots of freedom on the interpretation, only limited by the performer’s imagination.
NieR Gestalt & Replicant Piano Collections is such a beautiful album with mostly intermediate arrangements. It is so beautiful I had to wait until I got my Yamaha N1X to record the album with direct audio instead of my regular set up with the iPhone mic. This link takes you to my original recording of this piece before I re-recorded here with Garritan CFX. This album is considerably easier than the NieR Automata album, which I released earlier. But being easier does not take the beauty away from the music. Some of the favorite tracks are Song of the Ancients, Grandma, Gods Bound by Rules, and Ashes of Dreams.
Click here to go to the master index page for the NieR music I recorded.