I arranged the theme from Garoh for flutes (obviously) and orchestra. There are actually three recorded three flute parts, although I only filmed two of them.
This is the theme that plays in both Ecruteak City and Cianwood City. Possibly the biggest change that I made is the time signature to 6/8 to give it a lilting feel that one might get when living near the sea (as in the case of the latter).
Edit (2018/06/15): I’ve now de-listed this video from YouTube because I now realise the mixing is… not up to standard. There’s no compression and no EQing, and the orchestra swell is too much at the end. It’s something I might re-visit in the distant future, though.
Anyway, I re-imagined the theme for Blackthorn City/Azelea Town as a swing piece. You can hear most of a big band, and an array of strings, with a flute as the main instrument.
For this arrangement, I added a little bit of extra harmonisation and extra voicings/instruments (no pizzicato in the original, unsurprisingly). The second half (1:04) starts the repeat in the relative minor, to avoid being overly repetitive by looping too quickly. I also added an entirely new section at 1:20, also in the relative minor, to add further contrast to the first half and the ending.
My first try at arranging using non-acoustic guitars. Comments are welcome!