Archimedes (Soundtrack)

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Team Fortress 2
Official Soundtrack
  1. "Team Fortress 2 (Main Theme)"
  2. "Playing With Danger"
  3. "Rocket Jump Waltz"
  4. "The Art of War"
  5. "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet"
  6. "Right Behind You"
  7. "Petite Chou-Fleur"
  8. "Intruder Alert"
  9. "Drunken Pipe Bomb"
  10. "More Gun"
  11. "Haunted Fortress 2"
  12. "TF2 Saxxy 2011 Theme"
  13. "A Little Heart to Heart"
  14. "MEDIC!"
  15. "Archimedes"
  16. "Dreams of Cruelty"
  17. "The Calm"
  18. "ROBOTS!"
  19. "Dapper Cadaver"
  20. "Rise of the Living Bread"
  21. "Red Bread"
  22. "Three Days to Live"
  23. "Seduce Me!"
  24. "Stink Lines"
  25. "It Hates Me So Much"
  26. "Misfortune Teller"
  27. "Soldier of Dance"
  28. "RED Triumphs!"
  29. "BLU Triumphs!"
  30. "Yeti Park"
  31. "Saxton's Dilemma"
  32. "Mercenary Park"
  33. "Saluting the Fallen"

"Archimedes" is a main menu startup theme. It is listed as track 15 of the 33 main menu startup themes. It was released on October 13, 2011 Patch and features many remixed portions of another Team Fortress 2 song "A Little Heart to Heart". The track has a much higher tone and clarinet in addition to the accordion from "A Little Heart To Heart", with the phrasing and ornamentation that gives the song a distinct Klezmer/Yiddish sound to it. The song has not officially appeared in any Meet the Team trailers.



Key: Bb Minor
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 74 BPM
Length: 4:05
Release Date: October 13, 2011
Update: Manniversary
Composer: Mike Morasky
Instrumentation: clarinet, accordion

"Archimedes" is written as a variation on the theme presented in A Little Heart to Heart, with the main difference being its longer duration and heavy use of improvisation between each repetition of the melody. While there are several musical ideas and statements, these are fully improvised and analysis is limited.

Compositionally, there is little written, due to most content of the track being derived from improvisation and the repetition of the main melody. The sheet music as a whole only contains eleven measures, if the accordion intro and final measure are considered, but the melody itself lasts for eight measures. Within those eight measures, the melody follows the chord progression i-iv-V(-i), with i and iv lasting three bars, V lasting one, and the final i lasting one. All chords present in this progression are diatonic chords found naturally in the F minor harmonic scale.

Update history

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update)

  • This piece was added as main menu music to the game.


  • The song is named after the Medic's dove from Meet the Medic.
  • The song was originally supposed to appear in Meet the Medic but was cut from the movie.
  • The song is featured in the Meet the Medic surgery of Surgeon Simulator 2013.