This Twilight Princess Cover is Perfect for a Wedding
Before I get into what I mean by this title, let’s talk about the track itself. “Midna’s Lament” is probably the most recognizable track from Twilight Princess, and arguably one of the best songs in the Zelda series. Plenty of people have covered this track in many different genres (jazz, metal, trap), but there’s an undeniable appeal to this particular arrangement. Before today, I had never heard of Henrik Janson, but I felt compared to share this arrangement with you for one main reason: I played this song today at my sister-in-law’s wedding today.
A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law asked me to put together a short playlist for the wedding procession as well as background music for while people were arriving to the wedding. Naturally, I said yes. She gave me very basic instructions (she likes acoustic guitar, and she absolutely did not want the “Wedding March”), but other than that she had practically no song preferences. My wife suggested that Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major” would make for a good ceremony song, so with that in mind, I set to making the playlist. This morning. The morning of the wedding.
My terrible procrastination aside, I had a hard time finding an acoustic cover of “Canon in D Major” that I liked. After listening to about a dozen variations, I came across this cover. Naturally, I immediately fell in love with it.
My plan was always to find the right version of “Canon in D Major” and then to build my playlist off of whatever album that song would lead me to. Imagine my surprise when I found two VGM covers on this album. Now, what would any self-respecting VGM lover do when tasked with making a wedding playlist? They would take the opportunity to slip in a few VGM covers, and that’s exactly what I did. The wedding took place earlier this afternoon, and for the first two tracks, I played “Midna’s Lament” and “Sweden” from Minecraft. People were probably wondering why I had a conspicuous grin on my face, but I waited until the entire playlist was heard before I let people in on the secret.
After the wedding, I asked my sister-in-law if she liked the playlist that I had made. She said that she did, and then I informed her that the track currently playing (MIdna’s Lament) was from a video game. She laughed and said that I did a great job with the song selection. So, if there’s any moral to this story it’s this: VGM is for lovers.
Here’s a bonus picture of the wedding for anyone interested.