Nathan's musical themes are still used in Tomb Raider games to this day, and Tomb Raider III has been described as one of the "best sounding computer game(s)". He composed the solo oboe tune that was the original Tomb Raider theme, whilst his use of "foleys" or musical cues, such as the marimba glissando heard whenever Lara found a secret in Tomb Raider added greatly to the atmosphere of the Classic Core Design games. The rhythmic "cellos followed by glockenspiel" music heard when the Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared during TR1 helped to make that scene one of the most memorable moments ever for Tomb Raider players.
The Music of Tomb Raider and The Tomb Raider Suite
The Music of Tomb Raider (aka. Tomb Raider - Live in Concert) is a two hour orchestral live concert that was performed by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra & Choir, conducted by Robert Ziegler, on Sunday, 18th December 2016 at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London.
A CD release of a re-recording of the songs played at the event has been announced as The Tomb Raider Suite. It will be kickstarted in May 2017 and recorded in Summer 2017.
Nathan at Gamescom 2016
- Nathan McCree at Wikipedia
- Nathan NcCree's IMDB page
- French Interview (1998)
- Interview (1999)
- Article at the Croft Times (2000)
- Nathan McCree on SoundCloud]