Merregnon: Land of Silence is an original symphonic fairy tale, created for School and Family Concerts. Following in the tradition of timeless classics such as Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, it features exclusive music by internationally renowned composer Yoko Shimomura, known for her work on multi-million selling video games such as Super Mario RPG, Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XV.
For Merregnon: Land of Silence, Yoko Shimomura has tailored a melody for each of the story’s characters. Her score demonstrates a lavish diversity of sound and has been penned to complement the various orchestral sections and their soloists.
Says Yoko Shimomura: “It’s a great honour to be asked to compose for an orchestra, and I’m particularly pleased and excited to be involved in the Merregnon: Land of Silence project. Creating something that children and young people will enjoy is always a rewarding challenge, and together with the charming story and beautiful artwork I hope we will inspire a brand new generation of orchestral and classical music fans.”
Merregnon: Land of Silence will premiere digitally as a free, online video performance, available to view on demand around the world.
Recorded exclusively by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the Konserthuset Stockholm, Merregnon’s magical journey of musical adventures can be enjoyed with the whole family this Autumn, 2021.
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Created, directed and produced by Thomas Böcker
Story written by Frauke Angel
Music composed by Yoko Shimomura
Arranged by Yasunori Nishiki. Solo piano arrangements by Michael Fuchs
Concert arrangement by Jonne Valtonen
Original character design and illustration by Tan Zhi Hui. Additional character design and illustration by Sun Creature Studio
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