Featuring Tiny Toons SNES and several.
Greetings fellow game music lovers,
as promised, the second part of my Tiny Toon - Buster Busts Loose (1992) for SNES entry. This includes theories about some possible influences that are not related to well-known classical music. Here we go:
First we have this section from the Looniversity level:
Unless this is some american march music I don't know it resembles this section from Offenbachs operette "La belle Helene":
Jacques Offenbach "La belle Hélène, Act 1: "Voici les rois de la Grèce"" (1864):
Ok, one marchy music form the U.S. I have here:
Leroy Anderson - "Promenade" (1950):
Then we have this music that plays between the levels:
which is reminiscent of "Topsy", a well-known dance by Hugo Frey from 1916:
I cannot rule out that there are other dances from that era that have this progression. I heard some tango songs from before 1930 with comparable progression.
Then we have this music from when the building in the sky collapses:
Something comparable can be found in this suite by cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona from the 1920s (Malaguena & Andalucia):
What else? Ah yeah, the song that plays when Babs imposes Princess Leia:
While the song has a more romantic tone, progressions comparable to the underlying melody can be occasionally found in marching music. Like this one:
William Hartmann & James B. Brow - "The Prince of Asturias March" (early 20th century):
The Great Japan March:
And that's what I have to say about Tiny Toons for the moment. Next week something new!