I attempted to make an arrangement of Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie, an ancient piece credited to Thoinot Arbeau who published it in the 16th century.Â I was thinking of using it for my game because it has a very distinctively renaissance sound. I haven't decided if I'm actually going to though. For one, I've played an amateur game before at one point that had a midi of a piece from "a Well Tempered Clavier" and thought it was kind-of lame at the time. Secondly, I'm not sure I like how this turned out.
I created the arrangement by ear without referencing the sheet music. It's mostly sample-tank instruments played on keyboard, with a few bass parts. The drums have some manual corrections because I have no rhythm. It sort-of fits the style of the other tracks that I've done. Unfortunatly it's a bit sloppy and not entirely interesting. Maybe I'll keep working on it.
I should also mention that I wasn't going for a traditional or historical sound here, but rather to match the game's quirky style. I was even thinking of adding a "wah" guitar somewhere.