Choicest VGM - VGM #177 - Frontier: Elite II - Baba Yaga

Composed by: Modest Mussorgsky
Arranged by: Dave Lowe

Dave Lowe must be a real fan of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky's music as there are three tracks in the game based on his work: Night on the Bald Mountain, The Great Gate of Kiev and this one, Baba Yaga. I must say that some of Mussorgsky's work makes for great combat music so kudos to Dave Lowe for arranging his music for Frontier: Elite II. Another interesting bit of trivia is that two of the tracks by Mussorgsky also happen to be from the same suite: Pictures at an Exhibition.

Oh and where did I get the music? I recorded it directly from the game audio (using the Adlib/Sound Blaster option) while running the game through DOSBox. I did find MIDI files of the DOS version's music online but they just weren't the same as how I remembered. So there you have it :)

Thanks to Dave Lowe for composing such a memorable soundtrack!