Original soundtrack composed by: Jeffery L. Briggs
Here we have the theme that plays whenever you talk with Mao Tse Tung of China in the original Sid Meier's Civilization. I actually prefer the version that plays in Civilization II (which is also known as "The Shining Path" on the Playstation version) but that could apply to many of the Civ 2 themes as they were basically covers of the Civ 1 themes but with higher fidelity instruments.
Another interesting fact about the Chinese theme in Civilization is that you can play the entire tune just using the black keys on a keyboard... don't judge me! I just happen to like trying my hand at playing video game music whenever I find a keyboard... nothing weird about that at all...
The music was recorded through DOSBOX and consequently this is DOSBOX's emulation of OPL3 I believe, the FM synthesis sound chip used in a lot of old Soundblaster cards.
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