Choicest VGM - VGM #375 - Age of Empires - Gray Sky

Screenshot of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition but running on Classic Mode

Music composed by David Rippy and Stephen Rippy

For our final track from Age of Empires we have a very important one called "Gray Sky" by David Rippy. Why is it so important? Because the first 20 seconds of the track that are played on the flute would become the de facto Age of Empires theme which features in the Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III themes. The track itself also makes for a great naval battle theme or one where you defiantly defend your empire against an enemy horde. The passage at 2:15 also offers a nice change of pace to finish off the track.

Special thanks to the Video Game Music Preservation Foundation (VGMPF) for extracting this music and creating a wiki to record information on these classic pieces of video game music.