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Composed by Ben HougeArcanum's soundtrack features an unusual instrumentation by avoiding the predominantly symphonic orchestration common to RPG soundtracks. Instead, it is scored almost entirely for string quartet. The songs follow the conventional RPG soundtrack format: short, impressionistic vignettes which are looped in-game, with each area using different tunes, and alternative songs for combat. The soundtrack was produced by Ben Houge and Jeff Pobst, with Leonid Keylin on first violin, Kathy Stern on second violin, Vincent Comer on viola, Susan Williams on cello, Evan Buehler on marimba, and Ben Houge on djemberainstick and synthesiser. The game's soundtrack has been well received, and was listed amongst the 12 best video-game soundtracks of all time by Forbes in 2012.

The soundtrack, composed by Ben Houge, was not commercially released, but is available for free download (however the website that hosted the free music has been taken down so is now provided below). The sheet music is also provided.

Song Name Download Youtube Video
Main Theme
Arcanum_Main_Theme

Arcanum Main Theme

Demise of the Zephyr
Arcanum_Demise_of_the_Zephyr

Arcanum Demise of the Zephyr

Wilderness
Arcanum_Wilderness

Arcanum Wilderness

Tarant
Arcanum_Tarant

Arcanum Tarant

The Tarant Sewers
Arcanum_Tarant_Sewers

Arcanum Tarant Sewers

Caladon
Arcanum_Caladon

Arcanum Caladon

Caladon Catacombs
Arcanum_Caladon_Catacombs-0

Arcanum Caladon Catacombs-0

Dungeons
Arcanum_Dungeons

Arcanum Dungeons

Battle at Vendigroth
Arcanum_Battle_at_Vendigroth

Arcanum Battle at Vendigroth

Tulla
Arcanum_Tulla-0

Arcanum Tulla-0

The Isle of Despair
Arcanum_Isle_of_Despair

Arcanum Isle of Despair

Mines
Arcanum_Mines

Arcanum Mines

Cities
Arcanum_Cities

Arcanum Cities

Radcliffe's Commission
Arcanum_Radcliffess_Commission

Arcanum Radcliffess Commission

The Vendigroth Wastes
Arcanum_Vendigroth_Wastes

Arcanum Vendigroth Wastes

Villages
Arcanum_Villages

Arcanum Villages

Qintarra
Arcanum_Qintarra

Arcanum Qintarra

The Wheel Clan
Arcanum_Wheel_Clan

Arcanum Wheel Clan

The Void
Arcanum_The_Void

Arcanum The Void

Kerghan's Castle
Arcanum_Kerghans_Castle

Arcanum Kerghans Castle

Towns
Arcanum_Towns

Arcanum Towns

Dwarven and Combat Theme
Arcanum_-_Dwarven_and_Combat_Theme

Arcanum - Dwarven and Combat Theme

In Memoriam (bonus track)
Arcanum_Soundtrack_-_Ben_Houge_-_In_Memoriam

Arcanum Soundtrack - Ben Houge - In Memoriam

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