” Banjo-Tooie – Race with Mary ” is the nineteenth track in the video game Banjo – Tooie (N64) . This song plays during the final battle of the game, when you race Lord Woo Fak Fak to his lair.
This piece of music contains several specific sections , which are analyzed below:
The Banjo-Kazooie series has always had a special relationship with music – Banjo’s sister Tooty was even named after the game’s composer, Grant Kirkhope. ” Banjo-Tooie – Race with Mary ” is no exception to this tradition of excellence in game music composition, and actually contains several different sections that are unique unto itself.
In this track, Banjo-Tooie’s composer David Wise incorporates several different styles into the main melody of the song. The most prominent of these is a reference to ” Mary Had a Little Lamb “, an English nursery rhyme that has been set to multiple tunes over the years (and even Banjo-Kazooie used it as the basis for Banjo-Kazooie’s Wooded Hollow theme ). Banjo-Tooie – Race with Mary ” also contains a small passage at 0:33 which seems to be based on the main Banjo-Kazooie theme.