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Scape Main
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Release Date 11 April 2005 (Update)
Members No
Quest No
Unlock location Unlocked automatically
MIDI Instruments
Pizzicato Strings, String Ensemble 2, Orchestral Harp, French Horns, String Ensemble 1, Trombone, Choir Aahs, Timpani, Acoustic Grand Piano, Flute, Reverse Cymbal, Tubular Bells, FX 8 (sci-fi)
Cache ID 16
Duration 03:10
Platforms Spotify, Vinyl, Compact Disc
Album RuneScape: Original Soundtrack Classics
Composer Ian Taylor
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Scape Main is the music that plays on the login screen of RuneScape 2 and Old School RuneScape. During holiday events, it is replaced by similar variations of the track, such as Scape Santa or Scape Scared. The track is unlocked automatically upon the first login.

AnalysisEdit

Ian Taylor takes his previous composition, Scape Original, in this piece and turns it into something much more serious. The original theme undergoes a switch from the key signature of C Major to G Minor and sounds more mythical, conveying a truly believable atmosphere for a fantasy medieval game, especially for this song's introduction. This track has a constant tempo of 135, and it starts with slow strings and vocals simply playing G notes on multiple octaves. Then a flute joins in eventually, playing notes F, D, F, and G repeatedly, performing a crescendo and then decrescendo until a trombone lead takes over. The trombone gives a slight feel as to what to expect, followed by a harp playing downward and seems to slow down as if it would come to a stop. However, suddenly a whole ensemble of orchestral instruments start playing! The harp plays a low mythical sounding series of notes in G Minor, specifically using notes D, G, A, and A#. Suddenly the harp rises up to start the theme song in all of its glory. The song still follows a similar structure akin to Scape Original, but it is recomposed in G Minor. There are several periods in the song where it feels like a rest from a grand march, including the flute lead part followed by choir and strings. When it reaches the end of the flute part, it descends down in somewhat of an intimidating way, to then which it blasts the theme song once more before ending with brass and a harp fading out. There is also a slight hint of percussion at the end that helps to conclude the epic and mythical theme song.

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