Audio Director | Composer | Post-Production
This was an amazing looking game, the artists captured the true grit and weight of medieval battle. It was inspiring to compose music that matched the brutality and epic scenery.
Any chance we can buy your work from bandcamp or something? I’ve been looking like crazy for the FLAC or WAV version of Medieval Total War 2 Soundtrack for months.
I searched every website, but I can’t find it, only Britannia intro had left on youtube.
where I can find other intro music? ;3
dear van Dyck
I always enjoyed your amazing work.
May I ask a question if I may..
is there any medieval 2 kingdoms intro music without voice actor and ambient?
I search every website.. but I can’t find that, only Britannia intro had left in Youtube.
Hi, I just enjoy the music you made for this but as a quick question, what would be the intro song for Teutonic? I loved that one a lot
Hey Jeff, I was wondering is there was an inspiration for the track Mandy from the Britannia campaign. I love the little tune at the latter half of the song, and was wondering if there was a longer version, or similar song out there somewhere. Thanks!
Sorry I don’t know the answer to that. That particular piece was put together by Richard Vaughan.
Any change to get all the soundtrack on spotify one day
My brother and I had the luck of discovering your music after buying the Total War: Eras collection as well as Medieval II precisely ten years ago, in Autumn 2006. Well, to be honest, we already played Spartan Total Warrior back when it came out in 2005 but we couldn’t quite figure out who did the catchy music at the time!
I’ve lurked a bit on your website throughout the years so I thought I should finally drop in to tell you that we can’t thank you enough for your amazing work. What you have achieved is the stuff memories are made of.
I’m not sure if you’d be kind enough to answer my sole question, but I’ll still ask it nevertheless.
I’ve been listening to James Horner’s synthesizer-based work on The Name of the Rose lately and one particular song stood out since it sounds eerily similar to the gloomy ambient campaign music you composed for Medieval II (and especially the Teutonic Campaign expansion), I’m talking the piece called “The Lesson” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy8cCfxzvxo). So here’s my question, did any musical score (such as the one above?) influence your work on the Medieval II soundtrack?
Thank you for your kind message. I can hear what you mean about the possible influence, but this is the first I’ve heard the “The Name of the Rose” soundtrack. I think it’s possible we used similar sounds on the computer.
Hi mr. van Dyck!
It appears all the music is gone from this page. As there seems to be no other way of finding it, I wonder if you might have any suggestions as to where I should look? I suspect they have probably released an album, but I doubt that all intro songs etc. are really on there.
Thanks in advance!
Cordial greetings from Sweden!
WHY IS THE MUSIC GONE JEFF ???!
PLEASE CONVINCE SEGA TO RELEASE THIS AND ALL(Medieval II Total War and kingdoms ) OF THE MUSIC FOR SALE PLEASE SIR
Can you tell me what voice library did you use in medieval II? I really think the music in “Time and Again” pretty familiar. Thanks in advance.
Felt time to make a comment on your site.
So many memories comes back, once you listen to your music. No matter which game soundtrack.
All are beautiful made by you.
However for Total War Medieval 2 its “Dream of Albion” my god what a great tune of music, the woman that sings its so beautiful made, oh man.. like i said brings back many memories!
Btw what is she singing about? And who is the singer?..
I hope it’s your wife! 🙂
I hope you will be the one who makes the music for upcoming Total war game Warhammer, no needed for answer, i hope lol.
Keep up the good job Jeff.
With respect.. Magnus
Best wishes from Sweden!
I always liked the soundtracks to RTW and MTW2. When I bought RTW2, I immediately found out that it sound different, it doesn’t have the peculiarity. I would like to underline that your music for total war series is totally awesome. It has your spirit and inspiration like you devoted 100% of your time to compose such beautiful tracks. One of the greatest thing, which I like most of all, that your wife made vocals. Her voice is crystal and such cooperation in the creation of music makes it more ‘touchy’ and ‘sensual’.
I think CA wanted to make RTW2 different from marketing point of view, that’s why they changed almost everything in the game and music fell under this strategy too. It’s almost impossible to understand what was inside the head of the RTW2 team leaders, but the customers’ feedbacks are the most important things in any commercial activity.
We have classical music and temporary music which is forgotten in 5-10 years. Your music is the classics for total war series, unbeaten and never surpassed. It’s the classic-in-itself, unique and incomparable.
I wish you good inspiration for the creation new masterpieces for any game projects.
Best wishes from Moscow
Thanks for the prompt reply, thats interesting about it being a female vocalist, I would never have suspected. Are the other parts of the song also samples?
When I listen to this song, vivid images emerge of cheering vikings banging cups on a wooden feast table after a successful raid. I see a colourful dancing piper and then my minds eye pans slowly to the end of the table with the rising voice of a sullen brown monk. The only sad face in a sea of celebration, being forced to sing some plainchant for his captors. By the end, the whole scene looks like an animated version of The Last Supper painting by da Vinci with the monk in the place of Jesus.
Hi, I was wondering about the style of singing in this video here, I think that it’s from Medieval Total War 1 and called ‘Viking Win 1’. Over the top of the cheering and chanting of the vikings a man begins to sing and I feel like I have heard this type of singing before but can’t remember where, does this style of singing have a name? Do you happen to recall what language he is singing in?
It reminds me of some old liturgical singing style, Is he a monk that the vikings have captured and forced to sing at their victory banquet, or just a celebratory minstrel? He sounds so forlorn that it’s powerful. This song has worked its way deep into my soul and I don’t even play computer games I just found it on Youtube. The atmosphere reminds me of a medieval spanish song called ‘Riu Riu Chiu’.
I’m glad you like the song. Unfortunately the answer isn’t as interesting as the question. That singing you mention is off of a Celtic sample library. It’s a woman’s voice pitched down. I chose it because of the slight melancholy in the melody and felt it was a nice counterpoint to the more cheerful yells and rhythm.
I can’t download any of the music. Is it possible for us to download this?
You’re making quality music. Rome 2 would be very nice of you making music too.
What’s the name of the instrument in Time and Again? Some kind of struck stringed instrument perhaps?
I think I used a harp sound on that.
Your music is a gift to the world. Thank you so much.
Incredible music Mr. Van Dyck! I am a novice Piper, I was wondering if you have the sheet music in bagpipe format for the tune “Scotland goes to War”??
(Assuming thats what it is called. It only plays when loading a Scottish battle map in Britannia.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrKDYaa_fBw [ advance to 0:33 for the pipes ]
Thanks for your message. Sorry, I don’t have any sheet music for any of my songs.
Great work, Mr. Van Dyk. One of my favorite things about the Total War Series are your soundtracks, they really immerse you and make you feel you are living that Era
Oh, please please please… please God let Jeff do the music for Medieval III Total War… please? The only Total War games I can ever get immersed in are scored with these awesome and inspiring soundtracks! The other ones – especially that recent Rome II travesty – seem totally devoid of all soul without the wonderful Jeff and Angela epicness! It’s like half the game for me, half the experience. I hope and pray that one day we will see Medieval III with the return of the maestro!
Hi Mr. Van Dyk,
Thank you for your hard work on these pieces, I’ve always been a fan of the Total War series and your work in each one of them never fails to disappoint! I am a beginner flute player and would like to learn how to play a part in one of your pieces, would it be possible at all for you to provide me with the sheet music for the flute parts in Duke of Death?
You’re one of the best musicians I know, congratulations for the work!!
Cariboni from Brazil
Dear Mr Van Dyck,
I’m from Russia, and here we like your music very much. Great respect to you and Angela too! 8)
Thank you for your work.
Mr. Van Dyck,
I would love to see the launch screen music (the copy I found on Youtube was called Destiny) added to this collection.
I have purchased the whole soundtrack of Shogun 2 and must say that your music makes these games the epic masterpieces that they are! Please keep your brilliant soundtracks coming!
I like music, especially Mare Nostrum ‘, I am very curious how do you do this music, especially drums, effects (my english is not very good because I’m Turks converted Google Translate) 🙂
Dear Mr Van Dyck,
I really like your music and experience it very well in Medieval II. And can you upload the soundtrack of Mediterranean Mobilize 2 ? This one is really cool, very Italian. I like it.
Hope you can upload this. Thanks.
Very nice, but I think there are few good tracks missing like
Mr. Van Dyck, I want to ask you: What is the soundtrack that plays when the First Crusade starts named? Thank you.
Do you mean this?
Yes, this, sire. May I find out how is it called? Thank you once more.
(It seems this isn’t only used when the first crusade starts as shown by my recent gameplay experience.)
Mr. Van Dyck,
I love your music very much! It would be great to use your music in my Youtube-Videos. Could I do that? Looking forward to hear from you.
David, I will say no for now. Use the contact page to send me a note explaining what kind of video.
Mr. Van Dyck,
Your music is the best soundtrack for games ever! You should be more famous.
Sr. Van Dysck
Gracias por su música, quiero conocer la letra musical y también las voces
Mr. Van Dyck
Thank you for you music, I want know the musical lyrics and also the voices
It’s usually the graphics and gameplay that get credit in most games, but your soundtracks surpass all of that for all of the total war games, which says a lot considering the graphics and gameplay for total war have always been great!
So cool your wife does the vocals too.
Keep up the good work!
am i the only one that thinks that the music from britannia just reminds me a litte of MTW 1
I am looking to purchase the audio soundtracks. please contact me by email
thank you so much
At this stage, the only one you can buy is the Shogun II soundtrack. I am trying to get Sega to release the other soundtracks as well and will let everyone know if that happens.
I want to thank you and your music, it helped me a lot in life
Dear Mr Van Dyck
at the start of the medieval 2 total war intro there is a hymn. I have been searching for it but so far have had no luck. could you please tell me the name of the song if you can. Thanks
Listening back to that, I believe I built that out of samples from a library.
Dear Mr. van Dyck,
yesterday I saw the german documentary report “Mit Schwert und Kreuz” about Charlemagne. At one point I was wondering about the music I´ve heard, as I was sure to know it from “Medieval II”. So I searched in google and found on your wonderful page that I had listened your musical piece “Amen”. I think it´s wonderfull to hear your music not only in computer games, but also in tv documentations.
As I play the Total War Games since the first game “Shogun”, I allways loved the great music in this games. My absolute favorite is your music to “Rome Total War”. So I ´m looking forward to a “Rome II” with new music from you.
Sorry, but I can’t take credit for the music in that documentary. The composer who did that show must have used to the same voice sample library as I did on Med II. Thanks for the heads up though 🙂
Mr Van Dyck, Your music was a big reason for buying the Total War games! Your music is awesome!
Mister Van Dyck is there any way that you can upload the game lancher music, i belive its called “The widow” ?
Ok, that song is up now. BTW this is the song that we remixed into “Lift Thine Eyes”. Enjoy 🙂
Awesome it’s working fine now =) thank you it was well worth the wait.
Ok, should be fixed now guys…so sorry for the delay! I have been heaps busy on the next instalment of Total War.
Ergh! I need this music!
Mr. van Dyck
Your music has inspired me to go to college to major in history. Your music in these games make history come alive. Thank you very much.
P.S. The Teutonic soundtrack is the best
Mr. van Dyck, I love your music in Total War, you did an amazing job in each game. Thank you for your hard work, I think it really paid off.
I can’t download those track.Please inform me when you fix it
yeah, I can’t download it 🙁
Oops, sorry, I will fix that ASAP. Thanks for pointing that out.
Thabk you for all the music, you came from heaven!
I can’t open any of the music files. Every time i click on a link it says ” Looks like you have a problem here sir/madam. You sure you have the right place? Maybe you got a little lost? Maybe you’re looking for something you’re not supposed to find? Either way, just go search for it, it can’t hurt.”
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