Most of us probably remember how sad our dear heroine Fray was when she received Latok's letter to her, and how aptly the accompanying music fit the mood. Even then, today this very song provides us, MSX fans plenty of reason to be happy. Why, you ask? Well, because this iconic piece from the Xak series (it debuted in the original Xak's ending and the theme was also revisited in Xak II) received a very interesting rehaul, as it has been revisited in turn by none other than music maestro Wolf.

Previously, Wolf has spoiled us on more than one occasion with arrangements that are very ambituous and professional in scope. Typically they're big, broad, and particularly very intricate orchestral arrangements. This time, however, he lures the listener into more intimate territory. His interpretation of the "Sad Letter" takes us by the hand to lead us to a soothing, restrained, and practically serene aural plain.

Comparatively, it's a laid-back, almost minimalistic rendition of a theme so many of us still hold close to our hearts, deliberately and tastefully using only two harps, two cellos, an oboe and a clarinet. As a bonus, for the extra attentive listeners among us, there's an easter egg to be found in the music itself as well as in the file containing it.

Relevant link: Wolf - A Sad Letter

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Comments (14)

By Pippo

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27-07-2018, 21:34

What very beautiful tune!
Dear Wolf, you are one of the Masters of Music! Smile

By Pencioner

Scribe (1504)

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27-07-2018, 23:05

Great sound and great expression! Real listening pleasure Smile Thanks!

EDIT: I love the arrangement. Thank you again Smile

By Pac

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28-07-2018, 01:31

Impressive as usual, thank you!

By Tolvatar

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28-07-2018, 03:52

Fantastic. Great piece of music.
Glad to hear it.


Enlighted (5898)

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28-07-2018, 06:02

Well done... again!

By wolf_

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28-07-2018, 10:27

Thanks all. It was really just an excuse to try out my two new harps, but hey... any excuse is valid. ^_^

By ro

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28-07-2018, 16:31

Love to hear a full version of that fragment of another Fray tune you hid around 2:30. The tune, the sad letter, is brilliant as it is. This one is nothing short of more brilliantly arranged borrelnootjes. Congrats chap on yet another fine piece.
And no, this time not gonna.ask.about that other tune you promised us 6years ago...

By Latok

msx guru (3860)

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29-07-2018, 08:24

Love it, thx wolf_ Smile

By KdL

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29-07-2018, 14:38

Great! Smile thx!!!

By FiXato

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29-07-2018, 14:48

Remember that you can also quickly listen to it via our music player in the side bar. Smile Just search for "Sad Letter", or for "Wolf" if you also want to listen to his other work. Smile

By TheKid

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30-07-2018, 07:39

Awesome, very nicely done wolf.

By sd_snatcher

Prophet (3498)

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02-08-2018, 01:41

It was a pleasure to hear this. Thank you, Wolf!

By Parn

Paladin (680)

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08-08-2018, 22:03

Got late to the party, but... Very nice, as usual. @wolf_ rules. Smile

By Feiraco

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04-09-2018, 16:07

That was very beautiful! Thanks John/Wolf!