Music

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Minecraft contains music created by C418. The music plays at various points in game, including the main menu, in creative mode, in the Nether, and during the credits. In Bedrock Edition, music is classified as DLC.

In-game music is cued by the time of day, with a random track being played at sunrise, sunset, noon and midnight (however, this does not apply to the Legacy Console Editions, because the music plays in a constant loop).

List[edit]

Filename
in Minecraft
Gameplay Soundtrack Title Soundtrack Track preview
11[note 1]
Music Disc
13
Music Disc
"Thirteen" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 16
Axolotl Underwater "Axolotl"
Blocks
Music Disc
"Blocks" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 28
Boss Ender Dragon battle
Calm 1 General gameplay "Minecraft" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 8
Calm 2 General gameplay "Clark" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 14
Calm 3 General gameplay "Sweden" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 18
Cat
Music Disc
"Cat" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 19
Chirp
Music Disc
"Chirp" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 20
Creative 1 Creative mode "Biome Fest" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 8
Creative 2 Creative mode "Blind Spots" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 4
Creative 3 Creative mode "Haunt Muskie" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 10
Creative 4 Creative mode "Aria Math" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 13
Creative 5 Creative mode "Dreiton" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 18
Creative 6 Creative mode "Taswell" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 16
Credits End Poem "Alpha" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 2
Dragon Fish Underwater "Dragon Fish"
End The End "The End" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 19
Far
Music Disc
"Far" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 29
Hal 1 General gameplay "Subwoofer Lullaby" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 3
Hal 2 General gameplay "Living Mice" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 5
Hal 3 General gameplay "Haggstrom" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 7
Hal 4 General gameplay "Danny" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 21
Mall
Music Disc
"Mall" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 27
Mellohi
Music Disc
"Mellohi" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 22
Menu 1 Main menu "Mutation" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 9
Menu 2 Main menu "Moog City 2" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 6
Menu 3 Main menu "Beginning 2" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 17
Menu 4 Main menu "Floating Trees" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 12
Nether 1 The Nether "Concrete Halls" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 7
Nether 2 The Nether "Dead Voxel" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 3
Nether 3 The Nether "Warmth" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 11
Nether 4 The Nether "Ballad of the Cats" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 15
Nuance 1 General gameplay "Key" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 1
Nuance 2 General gameplay "Oxygène" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 9
Piano 1 General gameplay "Dry Hands" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 12
Piano 2 General gameplay "Wet Hands" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 13
Piano 3 General gameplay "Mice on Venus" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 11
Shuniji Underwater "Shuniji"
Stal
Music Disc
"Stal" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 23
Strad
Music Disc
"Strad" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 24
Wait
Music Disc
"Wait" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 21
Ward
Music Disc
"Ward" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 26
Notes

History[edit]

Java Edition Classic
0.0.14a_08 Music was tested. "Calm1", "Calm2", and "Calm3" were the only music available and would play as ambience music tracks.
Java Edition Indev
?The player can now only hear music within a short distance from the spot the player was in when the track started, possibly due to a bug. In most instances, the music was heard loudest near the Indev House, and got quieter the farther the player went from the house.
Java Edition Infdev
?The music bug from Indev is fixed. Music now plays everywhere in the world.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.14 Added all twelve music discs files, though only "13" and "cat" are available as discs.
v1.1.1 Added sliders to change the volume of in game music.
Added the "Calm 4" file.
v1.2.0 ?Added "Hal 1", "Hal 2", "Hal 3", "Hal 4", "Nuance 1", "Nuance 2", "Piano 1", "Piano 2", and "Piano 3"
v1.2.1 Music now plays in multiplayer.
Minecraft Launcher 1.6.1 Removed the "Calm 4" file.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2 "11", "Blocks", "Chirp", "Far", "Mall", "Mellohi", "Stal", "Strad", and "Ward" are now available in game as music discs.
"Where Are We Now" was left unused due to a processing problem because of the spaces in the title.
1.4.4 ?"Where Are We Now" was renamed to "Wait", fixing the processing problem and adding it as the twelfth music disc.
1.6.1 13w16a All music discs are now stored in .ogg rather than the encoded .mus format.
13w24a Music can now be altered using a resource pack.
Music is now stored in assets/music
1.7.2 13w36a The volume of jukeboxes and other music can now be adjusted independently.
13w42a Music is now stored in assets/sounds/music.
13w43a Music played by jukeboxes now loops.
1.7-pre Music now pauses when pausing the game.
2013 Music Update Added tracks "Boss", "Creative 1", "Creative 2", "Creative 3", "Creative 4", "Creative 5", "Creative 6", "Credits", "End", "Menu 1", "Menu 2", "Menu 3", "Menu 4", "Nether 1", "Nether 2", "Nether 3", and "Nether 4"
1.8 ?Music files are now stored as an indexed hash, rather than stored directly in the .minecraft folder.
1.8.2 pre4 The credits music now plays properly.
1.12 pre6 The credits music now plays properly.
1.13 pre1 Added tracks "Shuniji", "Dragon Fish", and "Axolotl".
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added downloadable vanilla in-game music which contains "Boss", "Calm 1", "Calm 2", "Calm 3", "Creative 1", "Creative 2", "Creative 3", "Creative 4", "Creative 5", "Creative 6", "Credits", "End", "Hal 1", "Hal 2", "Hal 3", "Hal 4", "Menu 1", "Menu 2", "Menu 3", "Menu 4", "Nether 1", "Nether 2", "Nether 3", "Nether 4", "Nuance 1", "Nuance 2", "Piano 1", "Piano 2", and "Piano 3" tracks.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 ?Added all music discs.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Patch s1Added "Calm 1", "Calm 2", and "Calm 3", "Hal 1", "Hal 2", "Hal 3", "Hal 4", "Nuance 1", "Nuance 2", "Piano 1", "Piano 2", and "Piano 3" as ambiance music tracks.
Added the music discs "13" and "cat".
Added sliders to change the volume of in game music.
Added the "Calm 4" file.
TU5Added the music discs "11", "Blocks", "Chirp", "Far", "Mall", "Mellohi", "Stal", "Strad", "Ward", and "Where Are We Now"
TU9Added tracks "End", "Nether 1", "Nether 2", "Nether 3", and "Nether 4"
TU241.07Added tracks "Boss", "Creative 1", "Creative 2", "Creative 3", "Creative 4", "Creative 5", "Creative 6", "Credits", "Menu 1", "Menu 2", "Menu 3", and "Menu 4"
TU36CU251.28Patch 7Added Battle minigame tracks.
TU41CU301.33Patch 11Added Tumble minigame tracks.

Trivia[edit]

  • Chirp uses the same accompaniment samples as "The Orb of Dreamers" from the LittleBigPlanet series. The samples come from the Optigan disc "Bossa Nova Style".[1] C418 stated that it was coincidental.[2]
  • "Calm 3", or "Sweden", is a Passacaglia, with a changing melody over a repeated bass line.
  • In Legacy Console Edition, the music disc "Cat" includes a second tune at the end, a remix titled "Dog", from Minecraft - Volume Alpha.
  • On April Fools' Day 2014, Mojang played a bunch of villager themed pranks on the players, including temporarily replacing the track "Hal 1", or "Subwoofer Lullaby", with a version that had a villager singing along, as well as temporarily replacing all the menu songs with the villagers singing the Game Of Thrones theme song. This was reverted on April 2, 2014.
  • 5 songs in C418's album "148" (Droopy Remembers, Vierton, Aria Economy, Biome Party, and Beta) are house remixes of some songs in "Minecraft: Volume Alpha" and "Minecraft: Volume Beta" (Droopy likes ricochet + Droopy likes your face, Dreiton, Aria Math, Biome Fest, and Sweden).
  • Hal 3 (Haggstrom) is in septuple time (precisely 7/4 time).
  • The song "Biome Fest" if listened to carefully appears to be in the style of a Gregorian chant.
  • The word "Shuniji" (しゅにじ, 主虹) means "primary rainbow" in Japanese.
  • Axolotls are small Mexican salamanders which are critically endangered.
  • According to C418, the track "Mice on Venus" (game filename is Hal2) was originally only a short piano solo, but was then changed later in Minecraft's development and an addendum was added, which made the track that we have currently.[3]

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