Wing Commander Orchestral Project Volume 2 crowdfunding launched

Jerry on 2024-04-08
Wing Commander series composer George Oldziey has launched the Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the Wing Commander Orchestral Project: Volume 2.

The crowdfunding campaign coincides with the 30th anniversary of the launch of Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, developed by Origin Systems and published by Electronic Arts. Forty minutes of arrangements, recorded with a symphony orchestra, are intended for release on vinyl, compact disc, and digital formats.

Examples of the music planned for recording:
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger themes Destruction of Kilrah - Kilrathi Surrender, Mission 3, Combat 8.

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom: Blair Arrives at Telemon, Death of Vagabond, Blair Runs from Guards Down Hallway, Missions 2, 5 and 7, Combat 2, Combat 7.

Wing Commander: Prophecy: Intro, Mission 1, Combat 4.
A 20-minute behind-the-scenes, "The Making of The Wing Commander Orchestral Recording," is streaming on the composer's YouTube channel. Excerpts from the first volume are on SoundCloud, performed by the National Slovak Symphony Orchestra and the Lucina Choir, conducted by Allan Wilson.

From the product page:
Many of you know me, George Oldziey, as the composer for several historic video games but most notably three games from the iconic 1990's Wing Commander series; Wing Commander 3 (Heart of the Tiger), Wing Commander 4 (The Price of Freedom) and Wing Commander; Prophecy. I've been blessed to have many dedicated fans of those games and my music from around the world. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Wing Commander 3, my first game score.
Kickstarter - George Oldziey - Vol. 2 of Wing Commander Live Recording

Electronic Arts - Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger