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There were 60 tracks in the game at public launch, many of them reused from prior Ultima games. There are currently 91 music tracks in the game.


Music in Ultima Online was originally generated using MIDI files. They were provided in three versions. The first was a General MIDI file, and produced the lowest quality sound. The other two used SoundFonts, which were basically instrument samples, to play the MIDI, and generated a more pleasing sound. The SoundFont MIDIs came in 512 and 4MB versions, depending on the amount of memory your soundcard had.


With the release of Ultima Online: Lord Blackthorn’s Revenge, the music was upgraded to MP3s. In the process, many of the original MIDI songs were replaced with completely different songs. These original MIDI songs are no longer available in the game.


Most current music can be played in game using Dawn's Music Box. 15 additional tracks were added to be played with Harpsichords.


The MIDI recordings included here are courtesy of the Ultima Digital Music Archive, or are direct gstreamer conversions from the midi files. Other good resources are Rabbit's Lair, where Christian K. provides recordings of the non-soundfont MIDIs played with professional MIDI equipment (a Roland Sound Canvas 55), and the archived Stratics page of Techarin's MP3 Music Hall, which includes custom-orchestrated versions of the SoundFont midis made by Dinaris Techarin.


midi mp3 Name Composer(s) MIDI name MP3 name Length Played with Plays where From which game When added

Ambrosia George Oldziey
Ambrosia 0:56 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Anvil Strike In Minoc unknown
AnvilStrikeInMinoc 1:05 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4
The name of this track in the Japanese localization was changed in patch 7.0.27.8 because it was originally too long to fit the gump. The new title (only in Japanese) is "鎚音響くミノック".

Approach Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd approach
0:33
unknown
unknown

A Skaran Lullaby unknown
ASkaranLullaby 2:20 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Battle On Stones unknown
BattleOnStones 1:33 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
6.0.12.4

Blackthorn's Castle Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd btcastle
1:56
unknown
unknown

Blackthorn's March unknown
BlackthornsMarch 0:53 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Boat Travel unknown
Boattravel 0:18 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Britain unknown
Britain1 0:40 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Britain (Positive) George Oldziey
Britainpos 0:54 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Bucsden Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd bucsden
1:34
Buccaneer's Den
unknown

Buccaneer's Den George Oldziey
Bucsden 0:59 Dawn's Music Box (Common) Buccaneer's Den Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b
Listed as "Buc's Den" in Dawn's Music Box.

Camping Dana Glover oldult02
0:58
unknown Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1.0.AW
Note, the midi file named oldult03 was identical to oldult02. The file was named ULTIMA16.MID in version 1.0.AW.

Can't Remove the Pain Todd Porter create1
1:05
unknown Ultima VI: The False Prophet unknown

Castle Michael Gluck
Castle 1:48 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
unknown

Cave Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd cave01
1:03
unknown
unknown

City Night unknown
Citynightedit 4:00 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Combat1 Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd combat1
1:02
combat
unknown

Combat3 Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd combat3
0:31
combat
unknown

Combat Dana Glover combat2
1:03
combat Ultima VII: The Black Gate unknown

Combat Dana Glover oldult01
0:44
unknown Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1.0.AW
The file was named ULTIMA04.MID in version 1.0.AW.
ULTIMA02.MID in version 1.0.AW was a slower and lower pitched version of the same song.

Combat GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
GenericCombat 0:33 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) Combat
6.0.14.3
Listed as "Generic Combat" in Dawn's Music Box, but officially titled "Combat" in the Publish 60 notes.

Combat 1 GameBeat (Darryl Duncan) combat_1_3d
1:00
unknown
3.0.0a
This song was only used in the Third Dawn client, and is not included in the game today.

Combat 2 GameBeat (Darryl Duncan) combat_2_3d
0:55
unknown
3.0.0a
This song was only used in the Third Dawn client, and is not included in the game today.

Combat 3 GameBeat (Darryl Duncan) combat_3_3d
0:50
unknown
3.0.0a
This song was only used in the Third Dawn client, and is not included in the game today.

Conversation With Gwenno Dana Glover
ConversationWithGwenno 1:46 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle unknown

Cove Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd cove
1:41
Cove
unknown

Cove unknown
Cove 0:59 Dawn's Music Box (Common) Cove
unknown

Death Tune Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd death
1:22
Death
unknown
This was the original death tune. It was replaced by Execution from Ultima VIII at some point around the release of T2A.

Death Tune George Oldziey
Deathtune 0:20 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Docktown GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
Docktown 0:31 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
6.0.14.3

Dragon's Flight Dana Glover dragflit
1:42
unknown Ultima VII: The Black Gate unknown

Dragons (High) George Oldziey
Dragonshi 0:50 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Dragons (Low) George Oldziey
Dragonslo 0:58 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Dreadhorn ripe sound (Andy Newell)
dread_horn_area 2:00 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown
unknown

Dungeon2 Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd dungeon2
1:37
unknown
unknown

Dungeon9 Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd dungeon9
0:51
unknown
unknown

Dungeon George Oldziey
Dungeon 0:58 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Dupre's Night in Trinsic unknown
DupresNightInTrinsic 1:11 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4
The name of this track in the Japanese localization was changed in patch 7.0.27.8 because it was originally too long to fit the gump. The new title (only in Japanese) is "トリンシックナイト".

Elf City ripe sound (Andy Newell)
elf_city_1 5:21 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown
unknown

Execution Neno Vugrinec death
1:05
Death Ultima VIII: Pagan unknown

Fayaxion and the Six unknown
FayaxionAndTheSix 1:08 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4
The name of this track in the Japanese localization was changed in patch 7.0.27.8 because it was originally too long to fit the gump. The new title (only in Japanese) is "龍とザ・シックス".

Fellowship Theme Dana Glover britain2
1:12
unknown Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1.0.AW
Note, the midi file named oldult03 was identical to oldult02. The file was named ULTIMA20.MID in version 1.0.AW.

Festival Michael Gluck
Festival 2:09 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
unknown

Flight of the Nexus unknown
FlightOfTheNexus 1:01 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Forest Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd forest_a
1:39
unknown
unknown

Galehaven Jaunt unknown
GalehavenJaunt 1:14 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Gargoyle Queen GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
GargoyleQueen 0:33 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
6.0.14.3

Gargoyles Dana Glover
Gargoyles 0:53 Dawn's Music Box (Common) Combat Ultima VII: The Black Gate unknown

Good End Game George Oldziey
GoodEndGame 2:08 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Good Vs. Evil George Oldziey
Goodevil 0:51 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Good Vs. Evil (U9) George Oldziey
GoodVsEvil 1:54 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b
This is the same song as the original Good Vs. Evil. However, that one was a synthesized performance; this one is performed by a 40-piece orchestra.

Great Earth Serpent's Theme unknown
GreatEarthSerpentsTheme 2:07 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown
unknown

Grizzled Dungeon ripe sound (Andy Newell)
grizzle_dungeon 2:00 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown
unknown

Holy City GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
Holycity 0:33 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
6.0.14.3

Honor Michael Gluck
Honor 1:50 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) north of Trinsic
unknown

Humanoids George Oldziey
Humanoids 1:03 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima VII: The Black Gate unknown

Humanoids (U9) George Oldziey
HumanoidsU9 1:14 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b
This is the same song as the original Humanoids. However, that one was a synthesized performance; this one is performed by a 40-piece orchestra.

In Town Neno Vugrinec intown01
1:44
unknown Ultima VIII: Pagan unknown

Jhelom Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd jhelom
2:00
unknown
unknown

Jhelom Joe Basquez, Kirk Winterrowd, & Hal Milton
Jhelom 0:37 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Jhelom to Arms unknown
JhelomToArms 0:52 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Jungle A Michael Gluck jungle_a
3:37
unknown Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire unknown

Linelle Joe Basquez & Kirk Winterrowd linelle
1:58
unknown
unknown

Linelle unknown
Linelle 0:36 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Login Loop GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
LoginLoop 0:31 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Uncommon) unknown
6.0.14.3

Lord British's Castle Ken Arnold britain1
1:08
Ultima III: Exodus
unknown
The Third Dawn client had a slightly longer (1:21), improved version of this song.

Lord British's Castle unknown
Lbc 0:18 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Magincia Neno Vugrinec magincia
2:00
Magincia Ultima VIII: Pagan unknown

Marketplace Dana Glover ULTIMA07
0:37
unknown Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1.0.AW
This song was only used in the pre-alpha version.

Medieval Michael Gluck
Medieval 2:31 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
unknown

Melisandes' Lair ripe sound (Andy Newell)
melisandes_lair 2:00 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown
unknown

Midnight in Yew unknown
MidnightInYew 1:08 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Minoc Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd minoc
1:48
unknown
unknown

Minoc (Negative) George Oldziey
MinocNegative 1:09 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Minoc (Positive) George Oldziey
Minocpos 1:06 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Moonglow Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd moonglow
1:59
unknown
unknown

Moonglow (Positive) George Oldziey
Moonglowpos 1:00 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Moonglow Sonata unknown
MoonglowSonata 1:44 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Mountains Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd mountn_a
1:41
unknown
unknown

New Magincia George Oldziey
Newmagincia 1:02 Dawn's Music Box (Common) Magincia, New Magincia Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

New Magincia March unknown
NewMaginciaMarch 0:51 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4
The name of this track in the Japanese localization was changed in patch 7.0.27.8 because it was originally too long to fit the gump. The new title (only in Japanese) is "New Magincia行進曲".

Northern Forest – Battle on Stones GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
NorthernForestBattleonStones 1:17 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Uncommon) unknown
6.0.14.3
Listed only as "Northern Forest" in Dawn's Music Box, but officially titled "Northern Forest – Battle on Stones" according to the Publish 60 notes.

Nujel'm Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd nujelm
2:14
unknown
unknown

Nujel'm unknown
Nujelm 0:54 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Nujelm Waltz unknown
NujelmWaltz 1:08 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Ocllo Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd ocllo
1:54
Haven, Ocllo
unknown

Overlord unknown
Overlordv2 1:38 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Paroxysmus Lair ripe sound (Andy Newell)
paroxysmus_lair 2:00 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown
unknown


Paws George Oldziey

1:54 Dawn's Music Box (Uncommon) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Plains Neno Vugrinec plains_a
1:52
unknown Ultima VIII: Pagan unknown

Primeval Lich GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
PrimevalLich 0:33 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Rare) unknown
6.0.14.3

Prince Thrakhath's Theme Dana Glover ULTIMA24
1:41
unknown Wing Commander II 1.0.AW
Also known as "Kilrathi Theme". This song was used in Ultima VII as part of an easter egg referencing Wing Commander II, when a Kilrathi ship is found in a field east of Britain.

Ultima7EasterEgg.png

This song was only used for the pre-alpha.


Pub Tune George Oldziey
Pubtune 0:49 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Queen's Palace GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
QueenPalace 0:30 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
6.0.14.3
Incorrectly listed as "Queen Palace" in Dawn's Music Box.

Royal City GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
RoyalCity 0:33 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
6.0.14.3

Rule, Britannia! Thomas Arne lbcastle
1:18
unknown Ultima VI: The False Prophet 1.0.AW
Note, the midi file named stones1 was identical to oldult06. The file was named ULTIMA10.MID in version 1.0.AW

Sailing Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd sailing
1:31
unknown
unknown

Samlethe Neno Vugrinec samlethe
2:13
unknown Ultima VIII: Pagan unknown

Sea Shanty Dana Glover ULTIMA08
0:28
unknown Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1.0.AW
This song was only used in the pre-alpha versiion.

Selim's Bar (Strike Command) unknown
SelimsBar 3:39 Dawn's Music Box (Rare) unknown Strike Commander unknown

Serpents Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd serpents
1:42
unknown
unknown

Sherry's Song unknown
SherrysSong 1:16 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Shopping Ken Arnold oldult04
1:24
unknown Ultima III: Exodus unknown
Note, the midi file named oldult05 was identical to oldult04.

Shrine of the Codex GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
CodexShrine 0:30 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Uncommon) unknown
6.0.14.3
Incorrectly listed as "Codex Shrine" in Dawn's Music Box.

Skara Brae Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd skarabra
2:01
unknown
unknown

Skara Brae (Positive) George Oldziey
Scarabreapos 0:48 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Slasher of Veils GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
SlasherVeil 0:33 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Rare) unknown
6.0.14.3
Incorrectly listed as "Slasher Veil" in Dawn's Music Box.

Starlight in Britain unknown
StarlightInBritain 1:07 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

Stones (Alternative) unknown
Stones 3:53 Dawn's Music Box (Common) Serpent's Hold
unknown
Stones David Watson oldult06 Stones1 2:16 Dawn's Music Box (Common) Initial screen Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny 1.0.AW
Note, the midi file named stones1 was identical to oldult06. The file was named ULTIMA09.MID in version 1.0.AW.


Many other versions of Stones can be found at The Stones Archive.


The lyrics are not used in Ultima Online, but Stones does have lyrics:

Long ago ran the sun on a folk who had a dream
And the heart and the will and the power:
They moved the earth; they carved the stone; moulded hill and channeled stream
That we might stand on the wide plains of Wiltshire


Now men asked who they were, how they built and wonder why
That they wrought standing stones of such size
What was done 'neath our shade? What was pray'ed 'neath our skies
As we stood on the wyrd plains of Wiltshire


Oh what secrets we could tell if you'd listen and be still
Rid the stink and the noise from our skirts
But you haven't got the clue and perhaps you never will
Mute we stand on the cold plains of Wiltshire


Still we loom in the mists as the ages roll away
And we say of our folk, "they are here!"
That they built us and they died and you'll not be knowing why
Save we stand on the bare plains of Wiltshire

Stygian Abyss GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
StygianAbyss 0:31 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Uncommon) unknown
6.0.14.3

Stygian Dragon GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
StygianDragon 0:32 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Rare) unknown
6.0.14.3

Swamp Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd swamp_a
1:24
unknown
unknown

Taiko unknown
Taiko 3:47 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Tavern 01 Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd tavern01
1:00
unknown
unknown

Tavern 02 Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd tavern02
0:39
unknown
unknown

Tavern 03 Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd tavern03
0:26
unknown
unknown

Tavern 04 Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd tavern04
0:42 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Tavern 1 unknown
Tavern1 0:23 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Tavern 2 unknown
Tavern2 0:18 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Tavern 3 unknown
Tavern3 0:18 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

The Line GameBeat (Darryl Duncan) the_line_3d
1:09
unknown
3.0.0a
This song was only used in the Third Dawn client, and is not included in the game today.

The Vesper Mist unknown
TheVesperMist 1:02 Harpsichord Harpsichord only
7.0.26.4

The Wanderer George Sanger & David Govett
TheWanderer 2:05 Dawn's Music Box (Rare) unknown Ultima Underworld unknown

Tokuno Dungeon unknown
TokunoDungeon 1:29 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Township Lake GameBeat (Darryl Duncan) township_lake_3d
1:25
unknown
3.0.0a
This song was only used in the Third Dawn client, and is not included in the game today.

Township Venice GameBeat (Darryl Duncan) township_venice_3d
1:09
unknown
3.0.0a
This song was only used in the Third Dawn client, and is not included in the game today.

Township Volcano GameBeat (Darryl Duncan) township_volcano_3d
1:03
unknown
3.0.0a
This song was only used in the Third Dawn client, and is not included in the game today.

Trinsic Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd trinsic
1:35
unknown
unknown

Trinsic (Positive) George Oldziey
Trinsicpos 1:01 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Turfin George Oldziey
Turfin 0:48 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b
Titled "Terfin" in Ultima IX.

Ultima VII/Serpent Isle Combat Dana Glover
UltimaVIISerpentIsleCombat 4:45 Dawn's Music Box (Rare) unknown Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle unknown
This song was officially released on "Origin Audio CD, Volume 2" as "Ultima VII -Serpent Isle Combat".

Underworld GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
HumanLevel 0:33 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Uncommon) unknown
6.0.14.3
Listed as "Human Level" in Dawn's Music Box, but officially titled "Underworld" according to the Publish 60 notes.

Valoria (Positive) George Oldziey
Valoriapos 0:56 Dawn's Music Box (Common) Haven, Ocllo Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Valoria Ships George Oldziey
ValoriaShips 1:58 Dawn's Music Box (Rare) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Vesper Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd vesper
2:00
Vesper
unknown

Vesper unknown
Vesper1 0:37 Dawn's Music Box (Common) Vesper
unknown

Victory Dana Glover ULTIMA01
0:08
unknown Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1.0.AW
This song was only used in the pre-alpha version.

Victory Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd victory
0:18
unknown
unknown

Victory unknown
Victory 0:18 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown

Victory GameBeat (Darryl Duncan) victory_3d
0:19
unknown
3.0.0a
This song was only used in the Third Dawn client, and is not included in the game today.

Void GameSong (Michael Huang and Michael Gluck)
Void 0:32 Dawn's Music Box[1] (Common) unknown
6.0.14.3

Walking Theme George Oldziey
Walking 5:44 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Wilderness Dana Glover ULTIMA06
0:32
unknown Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1.0.AW
This song was only used in the pre-alpha versiion.

Wind Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd wind
1:49
unknown
unknown

Yew Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd yew
1:59
unknown
unknown

Yew (Positive) George Oldziey
Yew1 1:00 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown Ultima IX: Ascension 3.0.7b

Zento unknown
Zento 2:28 Dawn's Music Box (Common) unknown
unknown
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 These gears were added with [[UO:Publish_Notes_from_2010-05-19 |Publish 66]].


The music from Ultima Online has, for the most part, never been released outside of the game itself. However, versions of some songs have been released on soundtracks for other Ultima games. The only official soundtrack release was the "Ultima Online 10th Anniversary Original Sound Track", released only in Japan with purchases of Game Time 100+ in 2010.

Ultima Online 10th Anniversary Original Sound Track.jpg

This CD actually did not contain the Ultima Online soundtrack, but instead consisted of tracks from Ultima IX: Ascension and Ultima X: Odyssey, with the addition of Elf City from Ultima Online. Most of the Ultima IX and X tracks also appear in Ultima Online, but the following tracks on the CD do not:

  • Barren Plains
  • Felgol
  • Kingwood
  • Town Life