Kharon’s Crypt: Piano Collection, Vol. 1


for solo piano (2019)



Kharon's Ascent (Main Theme)
The Journey Begins
The Second Stairwell
Temporarily Lost
A Minor Hindrance
The Woods of Fear
Forest Fugato
Howl of the Flute
Encountering the Beast
Six Degrees of Darkness
On the Precipice of Death
Even Death May Die

Program Notes

The Kharon’s Crypt: Piano Collection, Vol. 1 is the official piano arrangement collection of music from the indie video game, Kharon’s Crypt: Even Death May Die.

Filled with 13 tracks from the game, this collection takes the retro, 8-bit/16-bit sounds from the game and places them under your fingers. From the spooky main theme (Kharon’s Ascent), to a riveting mini boss battle tune (A Minor Hindrance), and even a short arrangement of Bach’s Agnus Dei from the Mass in B Minor (Temporarily Lost) that functions as the Game Over music, each tune stands on its own, representative of the unique environments found within the game.

However, you’ll find that the main theme weaves its way into every track. As you practice, see how many times you can discover the main theme within the various tunes (and fugatos) of the soundtrack! Perfect for pianists at an intermediate-to-advanced skill level, this collection is sure to fuel the inner desire to perform more video game music as part of their repertoire.

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Tony Manfredonia

Tony is a composer and orchestrator for concerts and multimedia living in Petoskey, MI. He provides a multi-layered and sensory experience through expressive, colorful orchestration and warm melodies. He adds new perspectives to stories, environments, and everything in between through massive orchestral productions, as well as intimate atmospheres.

With performances and readings from renowned ensembles such as Apollo Chamber Players, the University of Cambridge Concert Band, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Tony’s music has been played across the globe.

He actively brings new music to his Northern Michigan home. Northern Symphonic Winds (NSW) of Charlevoix, MI, commissioned Tony to write a new piece for the ensemble, titled, On the Threshold of Spring, which premiered in May 2019. He is currently NSW’s composer-in-residence. Since 2018, he has worked closely with the Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, with performances, premieres, and presentations for the summer students. In December 2019, he worked with The Accidentals, a local folk band, orchestrating their music for performance with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

Continually branching out into various styles, many of his projects involve sacred music: the full, orchestral score for Saint Luke Productions’ latest drama, “Tolton: From Slave to Priest,” their upcoming film, “Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy,” an Ave Maria for SATB Choir and Organ, as well as a Concert Band piece commissioned by Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem PA, “Rejoice in the Holy Spirit,” which premiered in September 2018.

All the while, Tony lives the life of a video game composer, constructing sonic spaces and emotionally-driven tracks to enliven each game’s world. His most recent, completed soundtracks are that for Kharon’s Crypt and Rot:Purge. Currently, he is working on the music for Call of Saregnar, a 90’s-inspired low-poly 3D RPG. Bridging the gap between “game music” and “contemporary classical music,” he continually strives to have his soundtracks performed as a means to draw in new audiences to the world of classical music. One example is his Suite from Kharon’s Crypt, an orchestral medley of tracks from the Kharon’s Crypt soundtrack.

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