Crusader Kings III: Royal Court

  • Developer: Paradox Development Studio
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Release: 2022
  • Role: Music Composition, Trailer Music Composition

Crusader Kings III continues the popular series made by Paradox Development Studio, featuring the widely acclaimed marriage of immersive grand strategy and deep, dramatic medieval roleplaying. (Steam)

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About the Project

For “Royal Court”, the first major expansion to Crusader Kings III, we composed several event tracks and mood music that have a certain royal touch to them. The event tracks are used for the throne rooms of various cultural regions (Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, European) and are composed with the respective ethnic flavours.

The Main Theme for Royal Court brings back well-known main melodies from the Crusader Kings soundtracks. With the idea of the royal court assembling in the throne room for a king’s audience, the track starts with a traditional renaissance-style ensemble and then switches to full orchestra. The track constantly builds up in intensity towards a climactic fanfare, representing the king entering the room.

We recorded the whole soundtrack live with a full symphony orchestra (FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague, Czech Republic) and with a multitude of skilled solo instrumentalists that add an appropriate ethnic and authentic medieval flavour to the soundtrack.

The special instruments that we composed for and recorded are Ney, Shawm, Crumhorn, Soprano Recorder, Bansuri, Lute, Renaissance Guitar Ensemble, Ronroco and Viola da Gamba.

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