Top 5 Video Game Tunes That Get You Immersed Before The Game Even Starts
Ave Maria – Hitman: Blood Money.
Very few people, especially in the gaming industry, have the musical genious of Jesper Kyd, so why would IO and Eidos use a song that’s not original ? Ave Maria (composed by Franz Schubert in 1825) fits Hitman: Blood Money like a glove – it’s calm and VERY classy, just like Mr 47.
The German language never had a reputation of sounding beautiful, but this song does a superb job of challenging that. If you look at the English lyrics (below), think of the Hitman as “Maria” and it will make all the sense in the world.
Agent 47 may be a cold blooded killer, but he makes bad people go away to protect the innocent. Herr Schupert would be proud.
Ave Maria! Maiden mild,
Heed your children’s prayers,
In the valley of tears, be our shield
Let my prayer waft to you.
We sleep safely until morning,
Your cloak of stars covers us.
O Maiden, see our worries,
O give peace to our hearts!
Ave Maria! Pure maidservant!
We want to trust in you faithfully
You, sweet maiden, undaunted
Full of hope, to you gaze upward,
And calmly bend God’s Will to us,
That your holy solace may drift to us.
O Maiden, full of grace, tend to us
The child, that suppliantly entreats you.