Christopher Tin scores #80 in the ClassicFM Hall of Fame 2023

By | April 10, 2023

The ClassicFM Hall Of Fame is a yearly public poll for the best classical music, and the Top 300 are played every Easter. Since 2013 also video game music has been included.
This year, also our favourite composer had his entries nominated and voted in. Both his video game scores for Civ4 and Civ6 were included as a composite, and earned im place #80, between e.g. works like Johann Sebastian Bach’s Double Violin Concerto on #79, and Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme on #84.

The description from the ClassicFM website:

American composer Christopher Tin’s music has been used in multiple instalments of the Civilization video game franchise, and is widely adored by video game music fans.
One of his best known works is ‘Baba Yetu’, a choral setting of the Lord’s Prayer sung in Swahili, which was used as the theme song for Civilization IV and won Tin a Grammy Award in 2011.
Tin contributed a further theme to the game franchise in 2016, writing ‘Sogno di Volare’ for Civilization VI – another choral anthem, which saw Tin re-invigorate Leonardo da Vinci’s musings on flight through music.

If you want to congratulate Christopher Tin, then you can do this here in the forum or on Twitter.
The 2 most important songs can be found here (Baba Yetu) and here (Sogno Di Volare).