Minstrel - 1st Attempt (Ballad)

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Minstrel - 1st Attempt (Ballad)
Composer William Goldstein
Released 1988-??-??
Title Origin Game Location
Loops No

Minstrel - 1st Attempt (Ballad) is a song that is heard when you ask the wandering minstrel to play for you. He describes the song as a ballad. William Goldstein purposely composed the lute solo to sound as though an amateur were playing it, so it is off-key and doesn't keep tempo.


King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (DOS)

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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (DOS)
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Arranger William Goldstein
Released 1988-??-??
Length 0:11.00
Format SCI

Five different types of output were designed for the DOS release, each output corresponds to a different group of devices, the Roland, Yamaha, OPL2, 3 Voice, and PC Speaker.

The file is sound.017 in the resource files, and does not loop.

Other Ports

It is unknown if the Amiga, Apple II, Apple II GS, or Atari ST ports have this song.