Minstrel - 4th Attempt (Popular Ballad)

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Minstrel - 4th Attempt (Popular Ballad)
Composer William Goldstein
Released 1988-??-??
Title Origin Game Location
Loops No

Minstrel - 4th Attempt (Popular Ballad) is a song that is heard when you ask the wandering minstrel to play for you a fourth time. He describes the song as "a popular ballad." The song is a variation of one of the themes in the Introduction. 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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King's Quest 4 - DOS - Minstrel.png
Arranger William Goldstein
Released 1988-??-??
Length 0:18.06
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 minstrel is particularly bad at playing this song. The tempo begins too fast, and in the middle of the song, he actually tunes his lute before finishing it!

The file is sound.018 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.