Previous articles that will not be attributed in-title but can also fit into this category include:
- Mozart's "Lacrimosa" in Underworld Trailer
- Unearthed Silvestri piece, missing from soundtrack sales
- Craig Armstrong's "Lab Scene"
Kicking off the "Rarities Series", and probably to become a commonly featuring genre, is the trailer score for the Tomb Raider: Legend Pre-E3 2005 Trailer (sampled in video below, courtesy of GameTrailers):
The piece is equally likely to have been a licensed trailer score OR custom built by Legend's composer Troels Folmann. The music is indeed reminiscent of the composer's sound-banks heard in-game; most will accept the latter to be the acceptable conclusion. Don't forget that Folmann was hired by Crystal Dynamics to score the game based on his experience as a trailer score composer.
Unfortunately there's no evidence we know of to solidify the story behind this piece's existence. Due to observed legal acquisition of all in-house musical material by parent Eidos Ltd., it can be said with a high degree of certainty that it is also a track never to be heard outside of the company's vault of digital goodies.
If you have any ideas for what Tomb Raider musical rarity to investigate next, do leave us a comment below!