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Composed by Ben HougeArcanum's soundtrack features an unusual instrumentation by avoiding the predominantly symphonic orchestration common to RPG soundtracks. Instead, it is scored almost entirely for string quartet. The songs follow the conventional RPG soundtrack format: short, impressionistic vignettes which are looped in-game, with each area using different tunes, and alternative songs for combat. The soundtrack was produced by Ben Houge and Jeff Pobst, with Leonid Keylin on first violin, Kathy Stern on second violin, Vincent Comer on viola, Susan Williams on cello, Evan Buehler on marimba, and Ben Houge on djemberainstick and synthesiser. The game's soundtrack has been well received, and was listed amongst the 12 best video-game soundtracks of all time by Forbes in 2012.

The soundtrack, composed by Ben Houge, was not commercially released, but is available for free download (however the website that hosted the free music has been taken down so is now provided below). The sheet music is also provided.

Song Name Download Youtube Video
Main Theme
Arcanum
Arcanum Main Theme

Arcanum Main Theme

Demise of the Zephyr
Arcanum Demise of the Zephyr

Arcanum Demise of the Zephyr

Wilderness
Arcanum Wilderness

Arcanum Wilderness

Tarant
Arcanum Tarant

Arcanum Tarant

The Tarant Sewers
Arcanum Tarant Sewers

Arcanum Tarant Sewers

Caladon
Caladon
Arcanum Caladon

Arcanum Caladon

Caladon Catacombs
Arcanum Caladon Catacombs-0

Arcanum Caladon Catacombs-0

Dungeons
Arcanum Dungeons

Arcanum Dungeons

Battle at Vendigroth
Arcanum Battle at Vendigroth

Arcanum Battle at Vendigroth

Tulla
Arcanum Tulla-0

Arcanum Tulla-0

The Isle of Despair
Arcanum Isle of Despair

Arcanum Isle of Despair

Mines
Arcanum Mines

Arcanum Mines

Cities
Arcanum Cities

Arcanum Cities

Radcliffe's Commission
Arcanum Radcliffess Commission

Arcanum Radcliffess Commission

The Vendigroth Wastes
Arcanum Vendigroth Wastes

Arcanum Vendigroth Wastes

Villages
Arcanum Villages

Arcanum Villages

Qintarra
Arcanum Qintarra

Arcanum Qintarra

The Wheel Clan
Arcanum Wheel Clan

Arcanum Wheel Clan

The Void
Arcanum The Void

Arcanum The Void

Kerghan's Castle
Arcanum Kerghans Castle

Arcanum Kerghans Castle

Towns
Arcanum Towns

Arcanum Towns

Dwarven and Combat Theme
Arcanum - Dwarven and Combat Theme

Arcanum - Dwarven and Combat Theme

In Memoriam (bonus track)