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Grant Kirkhope is a well-known video game composer. He started in Rare in 1995, where he composed for a variety of games, including GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64 and Banjo-Tooie, among many other titles.

In 2008, he left the company and joined Big Huge Games, until it shut down in 2012. Since then, he has become a freelance composer, and has worked on projects like Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.

Production History

Song Credits

Donkey Kong Land 2

  • Opening Fanfare -- Arrangement
  • K. Rool Returns -- Arrangement
  • Steel Drum Rhumba -- Arrangement
  • Welcome to Crocodile Isle -- Arrangement
  • Snakey Chantey -- Arrangement
  • Lockjaw's Saga -- Arrangement
  • School House Harmony -- Arrangement
  • Funky the Main Monkey -- Arrangement
  • Boss Bossanova -- Arrangement [note: unused]
  • Hot-Head Bop -- Arrangement
  • Bayou Boogie -- Arrangement
  • Flight of the Zinger -- Arrangement
  • Disco Train -- Arrangement
  • Token Tango -- Arrangement
  • Stickerbush Symphony -- Arrangement
  • In a Snow-Bound Land -- Arrangement
  • Krook's March -- Arrangement
  • Run, Rambi! Run! -- Arrangement
  • Klubba's Reveille -- Arrangement
  • Lost World Anthem -- Arrangement
  • Crocodile Cacophony -- Arrangement
  • Donkey Kong Rescued -- Arrangement
  • Swanky Swing -- Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Arrangement

GoldenEye 007

  • Main Title -- Arrangement[2]
  • Mission Dossier -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Byelomorye Dam -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Chemical Warfare Facility -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Satellite Control Bunker (Bunker 1) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Soviet Missile Silo -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Frigate 'La Fayette' -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Savernaya Bunker Complex (Bunker 2) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Statue Park -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Recaptured -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Military Intelligence Archives -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • St. Petersburg Streets -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Janus Control Center -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Antenna Cradle -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • 007 Watch Theme -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • End Titles -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Byelodorme Dam (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Chemical Warfare Facility (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Satellite Control Bunker (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Soviet Missile Silo (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Frigate (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Savernaya Bunker Complex (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Statue Park (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Military Intelligence Archives (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • St. Petersburg Streets (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Janus Control Center (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Antenna Cradle (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Jungle Permeter -- Composition & Arrangement[2] [note: unused]
  • Citadel -- Composition & Arrangement[2] [note: unused]

Banjo-Kazooie

  • Main Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spiral Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Witch's Lair -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mumbo's Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Treasure Trove Cove -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Clanker's Cavern (Exterior) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bubble Gloop Swamp -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Freezeey Park -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gobi's Valley -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mad Monster Mansion (Exterior) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rusty Bucket Bay (Exterior) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Click Clock Wood -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Quiz -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Banjo Overture -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Squirrel -- Composition & Arrangement

Donkey Kong 64

  • DK Rap -- Composition & Arrangement
  • DK Island -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle -- Arrangement
  • Mine Cart -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aztec -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aztec Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Klanky's Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Toy Factory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Candy's Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Shipwreck -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ship Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forest Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Funky's Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crystal Caves -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ice Slide -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spooky -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hideout -- Composition & Arrangement

Perfect Dark

  • Institute Menu -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • dataDyne Central: Investigation -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • dataDyne Central: Extraction -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Carrington Villa: Hostage one -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Chicago: Stealth -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • G5 Building: Reconaissance -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Area 51: Infiltration -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Area 51: Rescue -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Airbase: Espionage -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Air Force One: Anti terrorism -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Pelagic 2: Exploration -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Deep Sea: Nulify Treat -- Composition (w/Graeme Norgate), Arrangement (w/Graeme Norgate)[3]
  • Carrington Institute -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Skedar Ruins: Battle shrine -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Skedar Leader -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Mission Complete -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Mission Fail -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Pause Menu -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Training -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Combat Simulator Menu -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Combat Simulator Complete -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Combat Simulator Fail -- Composition & Arrangement[3]

Banjo-Tooie

  • Jinjo Village -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Isle of Hags -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mayahem Temple -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Glitter Gulch Mine -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Witchyworld -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jolly Roger's Lagoon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Atlantis -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Terrydactyland -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grunty Industries -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Halfire Peaks -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloud Cuckooland -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cauldron Keep -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement

Yooka-Laylee

  • Main Theme -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Shipwreck Creek -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Hivory Towers -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • World 1 Theme -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • World 2 Theme -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • World 3 Theme -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • World 4 Theme -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • World 5 Theme -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Uphill Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Frosty Fray -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Final Beeting -- Composition & Arrangement[4]

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

  • Two Worlds Collide -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Adventure Begins -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Grand Opening -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Sunny Side Up -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Ziggies! -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • A Towering View -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Waterfall Puzzle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Ancient Gardens -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Through the Lawns -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Hoppers! -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Mystic Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Mystic Journey -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Mid Boss Mayhem -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Mid Boss Mayhem (ver. 2) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • At the Tower's Feet -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Huggers! -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Tower Tweeter -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Tower's Puzzle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Tower Trouble -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Rabbid Kong Rumpus -- Arrangement[5]
  • Rabbid Kong Rumble -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • A Song of Ice and Desert -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • In the Heat of the Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Hot Start, Cold Finish -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Cold Start, Hot Finish -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • In the Cold of the Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Icicle Golem Freeze -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Icicle Golem Fracas -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Icicle Golem Finale -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Abbey Ruins -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Spooky Skirmish -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Spooky Village -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Swamp Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Lost in the Swamp -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Combat in the Cemetery -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • A Stroll in the Cemetery -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Phantom of the Bwahpera, Act 1 -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Phantom's Phenomena -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Phantom's Crescendo -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Phantom of the Bwapera, Act 3 -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Phantom's Phortissimo -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Into the Pit -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Fahrenheit Forge -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Exploring the Mine -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Heart of Darkness -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Steamed up in the Factory -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Bwa Enemies! -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Beware Bowser's Base -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Lava Forge -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Bowser Begins -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Bowser Returns -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Bowser Bows Out -- Composition & Arrangement[5]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (DLC)

  • Spiral Mountain (Banjo-Kazooie) -- Composition & Arrangement[1]

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

  • The Overworld -- Composition & Arrangement[6]
  • The Overworld – Forest -- Composition & Arrangement[6]
  • The Overworld – Canyon -- Composition & Arrangement[6]
  • The Overworld – Beach -- Composition & Arrangement[6]
  • Overworld – The Final Zone -- Composition & Arrangement[6]

Interviews

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.smashbros.com/en_US/sound/index.html
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 Full GoldenEye 007 composer breakdown from Graeme Norgate's website (archived)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 https://vgmdb.net/album/436
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 https://vgmdb.net/album/65753
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 5.36 5.37 5.38 5.39 5.40 5.41 5.42 5.43 5.44 5.45 5.46 5.47 5.48 5.49 5.50 https://vgmdb.net/album/71134
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 https://vgmdb.net/album/91329
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