There have been so many Mega Man soundtrack reinterpretations over the years; the classic games and their sequels feature bouncy, soaring melodies that lend themselves wonderfully to performance. But still, this one stands out: it's an acoustic reinterpretation of "Splash Blue" from Mega Man 9, performed as a duet between nylon-string acoustic guitar and flute.
It's quite a bit different than the original version, and both players demonstrate an uncommon facility on their instruments. The arrangement is quite nice — the melody works well as a waltz, and the guitarist's fingerwork is damn clean, particularly near the end after the switch back to 4/4. Nice tone, too!
Kudos to these two musicians for a lovely performance of an already great tune.
(And hey, while we're listening to flute-based acoustic reinterpretations of video game music, check out this acoustic version of Phoenix Wright's Fey Sisters' Theme that I recorded last year.)
Aah, flute. Such a rad instrument.