Piano Sonata No. 2 In B-flat Minor

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Piano Sonata No. 2 In B-flat Minor
Composer Frédéric Chopin
Released 1837-1839

Piano Sonata No. 2 In B-flat Minor (Op. 35) was composed by Frédéric Chopin. Most of the work was composed in 1839, but the third movement, the funeral march, had been composed as early as 1837. It is considered one of Chopin's most difficult and technically demanding works to interpret on the piano.

The sonata comprises four movements:

  1. Grave - Doppio movimento
  2. Scherzo
  3. Marche funèbre: Lento
  4. Finale: Presto

The first movement features a stormy opening theme and a gently lyrical second theme. The second movement is a virtuoso scherzo with a more relaxed melodic central section. The third movement begins and ends with the celebrated funeral march in B flat minor which gives the sonata its nickname, but has a calm interlude in D flat major. The finale contains a whirlwind of unremitting parallel octaves, with unvarying tempo and dynamics, and not a single rest or chord until the final bars.

Games

Stuntman (A26)

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Stuntman (A26)
Output - TIA.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 1983-??-??
Format UNK
Loops No

The tune is ouput to TIA when you die.

Survival Island (A26)

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Survival Island (A26)
Output - TIA.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 1983-??-??
Format UNK
Loops No

The song plays to TIA everytime you die in the game.

Wild Gunman (NES)

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Wild Gunman (NES)
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Arranger Hirokazu Tanaka
Released 1984-02-18
Format NSF
Loops No


King's Quest: Quest of the Crown (DOS)

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King's Quest: Quest of the Crown (DOS)
Output - Tandy.svg
Output - PC Speaker.svg
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1987-??-??
Length 0:06
Format SND (Sierra)
Loops No

An excerpt from the well-known Funeral March movement in played when you cause Sir Graham to suffer a grizzly fate. The song is Sound.002 in the game's data files.

Both versions of the tune have been recorded, the 3 voice version and the PC speaker version.

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)

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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)
Output - Tandy.svg
Output - PC Speaker.svg
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Arranger Al Lowe
Released 1987-??-??
Length 0:06
Format SND (Sierra)
Loops No

The same tune is played for the same reason in King's Quest 2. Once again, there are two versions of the song. However, the 3 voice version is slightly lower quality than the version in KQ1. The song is Sound.007 in the game's data files.

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (C64)

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Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Arranger Matthew Kane, Chris Grigg
Released 1988-10-??
Length 1:44
Format SID
Loops Yes

The "Game Over" theme incorporates an excerpt from the song, after which it segues into the game's main theme.


Mahjong Taikai (NES)

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Mahjong Taikai (NES)
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Arranger Hiori Wakakuwa
Released 1989-10-31
Format NSF


The Chessmaster (NES)

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The Chessmaster (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Arranger Peter Stone
Programmer Mike Riedel
Released 1990-01-??
Length 0:05
Format NSF
Loops No


Battle Chess (NES)

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Battle Chess (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Arranger Tania Smith
Programmer Neil Brennan
Released 1990-07-??
Length 0:06
Format NSF


Days of Thunder (NES)

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Days of Thunder (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Arranger Tania Smith
Programmer Brian Post
Released 1990-10-??
Format NSF


Prehistorik (DOS)

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Prehistorik (DOS)
Output - Roland.svg
Output - OPL2.svg
Arranger Christophe Fevre, Michel Golgevit, Zorba Kouaik
Released 1991-??-??
Length 0:22
Format NSF
Loops Yes


WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge (NES)

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WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Arranger Paul Webb
Released 1992-09-??
Format NSF



WWF: King of the Ring (NES)

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WWF: King of the Ring (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Arranger Nick Eastridge
Released 1993-11-??
Format NSF


Theme Park (DOS)

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Theme Park (DOS)
Output - Roland.svg
Output - MIDI.svg
Output - OPL3.svg
Arranger Russell Shaw
Released 1994
Length 0:08
Format HMP
Loops No


Theme Park (SNES)

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Theme Park (SNES)
Output - SNES.svg
Arranger Russell Shaw
Released 1994-??-??
Length ?:??
Format HMP
Loops ?


The Curse of Monkey Island (W32)

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The Curse of Monkey Island (W32)
Arranger Michael Land
Released 1997-10-31
Format CD


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