King's Quest IV Theme

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King's Quest IV Theme
Composer William Goldstein
Released 1988-??-??
Title Origin Game Location
Loops No

The King's Quest IV Theme is heard when the title screen appears. The song was composed by William Goldstein. It is a blasting fanfare of brass with flourishes of woodwinds.

Games

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (DOS)

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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (DOS)
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Arranger William Goldstein
Released 1988-??-??
Length 0:33:42
Format SCI

Five different types of output were designed for the DOS release, each output corresponds to a different group of devices, the Roland, Yamaha, OPL2, 3 Voice, and PC Speaker.

The official version of the song uses the MT-32 output which uses synthesized-sounding brass for an epic sound and wonderful flourishes of piccolos. The OPL2 version gives a warmer timbre to the horns, but is essentially the same. The 3 Voice keeps the melody, but excludes all of the piccolo flourishes. The PC Speaker version has only the melody and loses all of the timbre of the original.

The file is sound.001 in the resource files.

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (A2GS)

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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (A2GS)
Arranger Stuart Goldstein
Released 1989-??-??
Length 0:33:42
Format SCI

The Apple IIGS port plays the song on the built-in ES5503 audio chip.

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (A2)

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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (A2)
Arranger Stuart Goldstein
Released 1990-??-??

The Apple II port plays a very short version of the KQ4 theme.

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (AMI)

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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (AMI)
Arranger Stuart Goldstein
Released 1990-??-??
Length 0:33:42
Format SCI

The Amiga port used the built-in 8364 audio chip.

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (AST)

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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (AST)
Arranger Stuart Goldstein
Released 1990-??-??
Length 0:33:42
Format SCI

The Atari ST port included at least two types of output, one for Roland devices and one for the system's built-in YM2149 audio chip. Since the Roland output is the same as the DOS release, it will not be recorded.

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