Grant Kirkhope

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Grant Kirkhope was a member of Rare who specialized in composing music. He is renowned for his music, especially for the first two Banjo-Kazooie series. He has since worked for Playtonic Games, a studio mostly consisting of former Rare members.

Game production

Song credits

Donkey Kong Land 2
  • Opening Fanfare -- Arrangement
  • K. Rool Returns -- Arrangement
  • Steel Drum Rhumba -- Arrangement
  • Welcome to Crocodile Isle -- Arrangement
  • Snakey Chantey -- Arrangement
  • Lockjaw's Saga -- Arrangement
  • School House Harmony -- Arrangement
  • Funky the Main Monkey -- Arrangement
  • Boss Bossanova -- Arrangement [note: unused]
  • Hot-Head Bop -- Arrangement
  • Bayou Boogie -- Arrangement
  • Flight of the Zinger -- Arrangement
  • Disco Train -- Arrangement
  • Token Tango -- Arrangement
  • Stickerbush Symphony -- Arrangement
  • In a Snow-Bound Land -- Arrangement
  • Krook's March -- Arrangement
  • Run, Rambi! Run! -- Arrangement
  • Klubba's Reveille -- Arrangement
  • Lost World Anthem -- Arrangement
  • Crocodile Cacophony -- Arrangement
  • Donkey Kong Rescued -- Arrangement
  • Swanky Swing -- Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Arrangement
Dream: Land of Giants (unreleased)
  • Main Theme -- Composition & Arrangement (later used in Viva Piñata)
  • Blackeye -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Chase -- Composition & Arrangement (later used in Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Shanty -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Troll -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bully -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Big Bully -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Madeline -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Voyage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cockeye -- Composition & Arrangement
  • High Tides, Swift Sails -- Composition (later used in Donkey Kong 64) & Arrangement
  • Prickly Pear Island -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Advent -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Atlantis -- Composition (later used in Banjo-Tooie) & Arrangement
  • Babe -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Big Foot -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Elv King -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Giant -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle Ruins -- Composition (later used in Banjo-Kazooie) & Arrangement
  • Lost -- Composition & Arrangement (later used in Donkey Kong 64)
  • Ogres -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Temple -- Composition & Arrangement (later used in Donkey Kong 64)
Killer Instinct Gold
  • Title Tune -- Live Guitar and Trumpet
  • Select -- Live Guitar and Trumpet
  • Sabrewulf -- Live Guitar and Trumpet
  • Tusk -- Live Guitar and Trumpet
  • Fulgore -- Live Guitar and Trumpet
  • Gargos -- Live Guitar and Trumpet
GoldenEye 007
  • Main Title -- Arrangement
  • Mission Dossier -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Byelomorye Dam -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Chemical Warfare Facility -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Satellite Control Bunker (Bunker 1) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Soviet Missile Silo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Frigate 'La Fayette' -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Savernaya Bunker Complex (Bunker 2) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Statue Park -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Recaptured -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Military Intelligence Archives -- Composition & Arrangement
  • St. Petersburg Streets -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Janus Control Center -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Antenna Cradle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 007 Watch Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • End Titles -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Byelodorme Dam (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Chemical Warfare Facility (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Satellite Control Bunker (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Soviet Missile Silo (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Frigate (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Savernaya Bunker Complex (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Statue Park (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Military Intelligence Archives (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • St. Petersburg Streets (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Janus Control Center (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Antenna Cradle (Remix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle Permeter -- Composition & Arrangement [note: unused]
  • Citadel -- Composition & Arrangement [note: unused]
Banjo-Kazooie
  • Main Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spiral Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Witch's Lair -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mumbo's Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Treasure Trove Cove -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Clanker's Cavern (Exterior) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bubble Gloop Swamp -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Freezeey Park -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gobi's Valley -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mad Monster Mansion (Exterior) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rusty Bucket Bay (Exterior) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Click Clock Wood -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Quiz -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Banjo Overture -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Squirrel -- Composition & Arrangement
Donkey Kong 64
  • DK Rap -- Composition & Arrangement
  • DK Isle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle Japes -- Arrangement
  • Mine Cart -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Angry Aztec -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Angry Aztec Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Klanky's Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Frantic Factory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Candy's Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gloomy Galleon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ship Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fungi Forest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forest Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Funky's Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crystal Caves -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ice Slide -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spooky -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hideout Helm -- Composition & Arrangement
Perfect Dark
  • Institute Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • dataDyne Central: Investigation -- Composition & Arrangement
  • dataDyne Central: Extraction -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Carrington Villa: Hostage one -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Chicago: Stealth -- Composition & Arrangement
  • G5 Building: Reconaissance -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Area 51: Infiltration -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Area 51: Rescue -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Airbase: Espionage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Air Force One: Anti terrorism -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pelagic 2: Exploration -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Deep Sea: Nulify Treat -- Composition (w/Graeme Norgate), Arrangement (w/Graeme Norgate)
  • Carrington Institute -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Skedar Ruins: Battle shrine -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Skedar Leader -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mission Complete -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mission Fail -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pause Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Training -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Combat Simulator Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Combat Simulator Complete -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Combat Simulator Fail -- Composition & Arrangement
Banjo-Tooie
  • Jinjo Village -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Isle of Hags -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mayahem Temple -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Glitter Gulch Mine -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Witchyworld -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jolly Roger's Lagoon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Atlantis -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Terrydactyland -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grunty Industries -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Halfire Peaks -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloud Cuckooland -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cauldron Keep -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement
Viva Piñata
  • Island Welcome -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Oven-Fresh Day -- Composition & Arrangement
  • All In A Day's Work -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tranquil Hours -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Frosty Morning -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sunrise Whisper -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Snowy Blankets -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Time Flies -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Winter Shines -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Slow Baked -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Daily Dance -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Icicle Chorus -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bedtime Story -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Flower Greetings -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Growing Under Moonlight -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sewing Seeds -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Midnight Feasts -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Warm Heart, Cold Nose -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Chilly Promise -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ripen and Bloom -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Secrets in the Sand -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stardust Falls -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Soil Song -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tomorrows Wonders -- Composition & Arrangement
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