Vale, Jan Paul Moorhead

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Vale, Jan Paul Moorhead

Post by Spikey » Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:53 am

Hey folks,

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of a well-known Sierra/Dynamix composer, Jan Paul Moorhead (aka Jan Moorehead, and other variations).

He passed in August 2020, survived by his wife, and this was discovered this week by a former Dynamix employee.

He is probably best known for his amazing work on the Betrayal at Krondor score, and his part of the work on the Willy Beamish soundtrack, as well as some Incredible Machine music on various titles.

I believe this is the first such passing we've experienced in the community. Very sad news. My heart goes out to the Moorheads and the still quite tight-knit Dynamix ex-employee family. Vale, Jan Paul.

I had a look at the various Krondor recordings on YouTube, and I feels like this one is the most appropriate, both beautiful, melancholy and even a well done cover to boot.
Betrayal at Krondor - Temple

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Re: Vale, Jan Paul Moorhead

Post by goatmeal1 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:56 pm

BAK is one of my favorite game scores of all time.

I even Emailed Mr. Moorhead about 15 years ago, asking for his recollections of composing the score and for further information on any potential track titles he may have given to his BAK music, but sadly, I never heard back from him.

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Re: Vale, Jan Paul Moorhead

Post by farvardin » Wed May 19, 2021 3:29 am

I didn't really know well the Betrayal at Krondor's music, I've searched for it and it's indeed very nice. Jan was a great composer...

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