David Wise

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David Wise
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David Wise in an interview for the music of Battletoads
Mario-related role(s) Composer of various soundtracks for the Donkey Kong Country series

David Wise is a British video game music composer known for his composition on Rareware productions such as Battletoads and Donkey Kong Country. He composed the majority of the soundtrack of Donkey Kong Country score (with help from Eveline Fischer and Robin Beanland[1]), and would later compose the entire Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest score.

David Wise had a limited involvement with Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, which was mostly composed by Eveline Fischer. He later composed an entirely new soundtrack for the Game Boy Advance port. David Wise later composed the soundtrack for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

David Wise left Rare in 2009, and he currently runs his own independent sound studio.

Games credited[edit]

Song credits[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

  • Opening Fanfare — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Theme — Arrangement[2]
  • DK Island Swing — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Well Done, Complete Level — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Cranky's Theme — Arrangement[2]
  • Cave Dweller Concert — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Bonus Room Blitz — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Bonus Win / World Complete — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Lose in the Bonus Room — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Aquatic Ambiance — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Bad Boss Boogie — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Mine Cart Madness — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Life in the Mines — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Misty Menace — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Fear Factory — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Gang-Plank Galleon — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • Lose a Life — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • K. Rool's Cacophony — Composition/arrangement[2]
  • The Credits Concerto — Composition/arrangement[2]

Donkey Kong Land[edit]

  • Main Theme Menagerie — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Spinning Diddy Coin — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Jungle Jaunt — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Gangplank Galleon Ahoy! — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Snowy Pig Wings — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Cavey Cavey — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Bonus Barrage — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Ancient Beaver Bop — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Aquatic Ambience — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Kremlantis — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Level Clear! — Composition/arrangement[3]
  • Lose Life — Composition/arrangement[3]

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

  • Opening Fanfare — Composition/arrangement
  • K. Rool Returns — Composition/arrangement
  • Welcome to Crocodile Isle — Composition/arrangement
  • Klomp's Romp — Composition/arrangement
  • Lockjaw's Saga — Composition/arrangement
  • Jib Jig — Composition/arrangement
  • Swanky Swing — Composition/arrangement
  • Snakey Chantey — Composition/arrangement
  • Bayou Boogie — Composition/arrangement
  • School House Harmony — Composition/arrangement
  • Forest Interlude — Composition/arrangement
  • Funky the Main Monkey — Composition/arrangement
  • Flight of the Zinger — Composition/arrangement
  • Cranky's Conga — Composition/arrangement
  • Hot-Head Bop — Composition/arrangement
  • Kannon's Klaim — Composition/arrangement
  • Run, Rambi! Run! — Composition/arrangement
  • Token Tango — Composition/arrangement
  • Stickerbush Symphony — Composition/arrangement
  • Bad Bird Rag — Composition/arrangement
  • Disco Train — Composition/arrangement
  • Boss Bossanova — Composition/arrangement
  • Steel Drum Rhumba — Composition/arrangement
  • Krook's March — Composition/arrangement
  • Klubba's Reveille — Composition/arrangement
  • Haunted Chase — Composition/arrangement
  • In a Snow-Bound Land — Composition/arrangement
  • Lost World Anthem — Composition/arrangement
  • Primal Rave — Composition/arrangement
  • Crocodile Cacophony — Composition/arrangement
  • Stronghold Showdown — Composition/arrangement
  • The Flying Krock — Composition/arrangement
  • Donkey Kong Rescued — Composition/arrangement
  • Game Over — Composition/arrangement

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

  • Dixie Beat — Composition/arrangement[4]
  • Crazy Calypso — Composition/arrangement[4]
  • Wrinkly's Save Cave — Arrangement[4]
  • Get Fit A-Go-Go — Composition/arrangement[4]
  • Wrinkly 64 — Composition/arrangement[4]
  • Brothers Bear — Composition/arrangement[4]
  • Brother Bear Blues — Composition/arrangement[4]
  • Bonus Time — Composition/arrangement[4]
  • Bonus Win — Composition/arrangement[4]
  • Bonus Lose — Composition/arrangement[4]

Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

  • Diddy Kong Racing Theme — Composition/arrangement
  • Character Select — Composition/arrangement
  • Central Area Introduction — Composition/arrangement
  • Central Area Theme — Composition/arrangement
  • Lobby Theme Tune — Composition/arrangement
  • T.T's Theme — Composition/arrangement
  • Ancient Lake — Composition/arrangement
  • Fossil Canyon — Composition/arrangement
  • Jungle Falls — Composition/arrangement
  • Hot Top Volcano — Composition/arrangement
  • No Entry — Composition/arrangement
  • Win the Golden Balloon — Composition/arrangement
  • Boss Challenge I — Composition/arrangement
  • Everfrost Peak — Composition/arrangement
  • Walrus Cove — Composition/arrangement
  • Frosty Village — Composition/arrangement
  • Taj's Theme — Composition/arrangement
  • Taj's Challenge — Composition/arrangement
  • Whale Bay — Composition/arrangement
  • Pirate Lagoon — Composition/arrangement
  • Crescent Island — Composition/arrangement
  • Open Boss Door — Composition/arrangement
  • Meet a Boss — Composition/arrangement
  • Boss Challenge II — Composition/arrangement
  • Lose Against Boss — Composition/arrangement
  • Boulder Canyon — Composition/arrangement
  • Greenwood Village — Composition/arrangement
  • Haunted Woods — Composition/arrangement
  • Win Challenge Amulet — Composition/arrangement
  • Win a Piece of the Amulet — Composition/arrangement
  • Win Amulet — Composition/arrangement
  • Star City — Composition/arrangement
  • Darkmoon Caverns — Composition/arrangement
  • Spaceport Alpha — Composition/arrangement
  • The Secret Tune — Composition/arrangement
  • You Can't Beat Me — Composition/arrangement
  • Wizpig Challenge — Composition/arrangement
  • Wizpig Lose I — Composition/arrangement
  • Wizpig Lose II — Composition/arrangement
  • Think You've Won? — Composition/arrangement
  • Wizpig in Space — Composition/arrangement
  • Celebration — Composition/arrangement

Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA)[edit]

  • Intro Tune 1 — Composition/arrangement
  • Intro Tune 2 — Composition/arrangement
  • Northern Kremisphere — Composition/arrangement
  • Funky's Game — Composition/arrangement
  • Brothers Bear — Composition/arrangement
  • Cranky's Dojo — Composition/arrangement
  • Cranky's Dojo 2 — Composition/arrangement
  • Bonus Time — Composition/arrangement
  • Bonus Win — Composition/arrangement
  • Bonus Lose — Composition/arrangement
  • Stilt Village — Composition/arrangement
  • Level Win — Composition/arrangement
  • Mill Fever — Composition/arrangement
  • Jangle Bells — Composition/arrangement
  • Frosty Frolics — Composition/arrangement
  • Treetop Tumble — Composition/arrangement
  • Enchanted Riverbank — Composition/arrangement
  • Water World — Composition/arrangement
  • Cascade Capers — Composition/arrangement
  • Nuts and Bolts — Composition/arrangement
  • Pokey Pipes — Composition/arrangement
  • Arich Boss — Composition/arrangement
  • Rockface Rumble — Composition/arrangement
  • Jungle Jitter — Composition/arrangement
  • Cavern Caprice — Composition/arrangement
  • Boss Boogie — Composition/arrangement
  • Crystal Chasm — Composition/arrangement
  • Chase — Composition/arrangement
  • Baddies on Parade — Composition/arrangement
  • Game Over — Arrangement

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

  • Wii U Menu Startup — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Title Theme — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Opening — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Mangrove Cove — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Mangrove Cove Underwater — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Level Clear! — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • World Map (Simian Segue) — Arrangement[5]
  • Shipwreck Shore — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Shipwreck Shore Underwater — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Mangrove Swing — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Zip-Line Shrine — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Busted Bayou — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Trunk Twister — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Trunk Twister Underwater — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Big Top Bop — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Windmill Hills — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Mountain Mania — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Sawmill Thrill — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Alpine Incline — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Wing Ding — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Crumble Cavern (Cave Dweller Concert) — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Rodent Ruckus — Arrangement[5]
  • Grassland Groove — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Baobab Bonanza — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Frantic Fields — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Scorch 'n' Torch — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Twilight Terror (Stickerbush Symphony) — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Twilight Terror (Rocket Barrel) — Arrangement[5]
  • Savannah Pop — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Deep Keep — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • High Tide Ride — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Funky Waters — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Irate Eight Start — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Irate Eight Underwater (Lockjaw's Saga) — Arrangement[5]
  • Irate Eight — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Aquatic Ambience Returns — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Swing Juice — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Reckless Ride — Arrangement[5]
  • Juicy Groove — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Fruit Bounce — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Jammin' Jams — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Frosty Fruits — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Punch Bowl — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Snowmads Theme — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Seashore War — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Aqueduct Assault — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Blurry Flurry — Arrangement[5]
  • Freezie Breezie — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Dynamite Dash — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Frozen Frenzy (Fear Factory) — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Volcano Dome — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Credits — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Swinger Flinger (DK Island Swing) — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Secret Temple 2 (DK Island Swing) — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Funky's Fly 'n' Buy — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Bonus Stage — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Bonus Lose — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Bonus Win — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Level Clear! (World Map) — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • World Clear! — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Lose a Life — Composition/arrangement[5]
  • Game Over — Composition/arrangement[5]

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