1812 Overture

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1812 Overture
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Released 1880-08-20
Title Origin Official

The Year 1812, Festival Overture In E♭ Major, more commonly known as the 1812 Overture, is an overture written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to commemorate Russia's defense of its motherland against Napoleon's invading Grande Armée in 1812. The overture is best known for its climactic volley of cannon fire, ringing chimes, and brass fanfare finale.

Despite the song being written to celebrate the prowess of the Russian military, the song is often played during the USA's Independence Day.

Games

Alien Ambush (A8)

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Alien Ambush (A8)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1982-??-??
Format SAP


Nibbles (DOS)

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Nibbles (DOS)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1990-??-??
Length 0:02.28
Format MML
Loops No

A brief excerpt of the 1812 Overture is played at the title screen of Nibbles, and is reused for the game, QBasic Gorillas (DOS). The song is played using Quick BASIC MML on the PC Speaker and can be replayed with the following BASIC command:

PLAY "MB T160 O1 L8 C D E D C D L4 E C C"


QBasic Gorillas (DOS)

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QBasic Gorillas (DOS)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1991-??-??
Length 0:02.28
Format MML
Loops No

A brief excerpt of the 1812 Overture is played at the title screen of QBasic Gorillas. The song was programmed using the MML of Quick BASIC's PLAY command and extracted from the source code. The song can be replayed with the following BASIC command:

PLAY "MB T160 O1 L8 C D E D C D L4 E C C"

The short tune is played through the PC Speaker.

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