In the interest of helping to make video game music more accessible to orchestras and students I am making
the conductor score and instrument parts for the main theme from Revelation available to the public.
My hope is that this will encourage orchestras both student and professional to include this very special piece
in their programs and help spread the importance of video game music to new audiences young and old.
- Neal Acree
Click to download:
Revelation - "The Chosen" - concert version conductor score (PDF)
Revelation - "The Chosen" - orchestral instrument parts (.zip)
Revelation - "The Chosen" - ethnic solo instrument parts (.zip)
Revelation - The Chosen - original recording conductor score (PDF)
Please help spread the word and share your live performances with us! Gameplay video to accompany live performance available upon request.
See below for sound clips and information on the game and the award winning soundtrack. Available on Spotify, CD and download from Varese Sarabande.
"I can’t immediately remember a video game score having such an emotional impact on me in recent times or ever."
- Soundtrack Geek
"REVELATION is vibrant, seductive, and bursting with color, making it an absolute must-have, and one of this year’s greatest scores yet."
"Acree’s Asian-themed score for REVELATION may be the best thing he has ever written."
- Movie Music UK
Winner of the BSOSpirit Jerry Goldsmith Award and the Tracksounds Genius Choice Vote for Best Score: Video Game. Nominated for an International Film Music Critics Association Award, A Tracksounds Cue Award, A Reel Music Award, A Game Audio Network Guild Award and named one of the top ten scores of 2015 (game and film) by Cinematic Sound Radio.
Revelation Online, one of the first Chinese video games to be scored by an American composer is a beautiful tapestry of Asian themed fantasy and free flight and features one of Neal Acree's most critically acclaimed scores to date. Full of lush, melodic themes, Acree's colorful score to Revelation Online blends authentic Asian instruments and full orchestra to create an epic, yet surprisingly emotional work. Soundtrack available digitally and on CD from Varése Sarabande Records/Universal Music Group.
Music by: Neal Acree
Performed by: The Northwest Sinfonia
Featured soloists: Karen Han (erhu, Memoirs of a Geisha), Tina Guo (cello), Bei Bei (guzheng), Uyanga Bold (vocals), Jie Ma (pipa).
Recorded and Mixed by: John Kurlander
Engineer: Jorge Velasco
Recorded at: Bastyr University Chapel (Seattle, WA), Glenwood Studios (Burbank, CA) and Entourage Studios (North Hollywood, CA).
About the game
The gods shaped our world. The Spirit of Change created the Wardens to protect but even the strongest, noblest beings can become lost in their own power. From that corruption came the Darkness. When all hope seemed lost, the five remaining Wardens answered the call, returning to battle the hordes that lurked within the Darkness’s embrace. This proved futile. The eldest Warden knew that it was impossible to destroy the Darkness - choosing to absorb it into his very essence. Only four Wardens remain to face the hordes of Darkness…and their own brother.
Revelation Online offers a brand new Massively Online Multiplayer experience in which players will discover a breathtaking adventure in the lands of Nuanor. Explore a vibrant world of ancient mystery and use the power of flight to experience absolute freedom. Spread your wings or master one of the many aerial mounts to soar through the sky. Dive into the waters or climb to the top of the world – in Revelation Online you can freely reach any place.