MEDIC! (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"

"MEDIC!" is currently available as one of the main menu's startup themes. It is one of the two songs featured in Meet the Medic, the other one being "A Little Heart to Heart". It is listed as track number fourteen, and is one of the 32 main menu startup themes. It is the eleventh track to be added via patch subsequent to the game's release.

Videos

An alternate version added in the Jungle Inferno Update:

Guitar transcription

The following is an abridged transcription of the song.

Medic!     
F/C Major           | 
time = 4/4 130bpm   | 
Standard E-tuning   | 
(c) Mike Morasky / VALVe 2007                   

					         F Major 
    A    Fig. 1                                   Fig. 2           Fig. 1 (alt.)                          Fig. 3
e ||--------------------------------------------|----------------|--------------------------------------------|----------------|
B ||--------------------------------------------|----------------|--------------------------------------------|----------------|
G ||--------------------------------------------|----------------|--------------------------------------------|----------------|
D ||--------------------------------------------|----------------|--------------------------------------------|----------------|
A ||-(10)------------------------(10)-----------|--10--8--9--10--|-(10)------------------------(10)-----------|-------------8--|
E ||--8--8--11--11--3--3--11--11--8--8--11--11--|----------------|--8--8--11--11--3--3--11--11--8--8--11--11--|--8--10--11-----|
      
  

  B  Fig. 1                                    Fig. 2           Fig. 1 (alt.)                    Fig. 3 
|--------------------------------------------|----------------|--------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------|----------------|--------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|-(10)------------------------(10)-----------|--11--8--9--10--|--------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|--8--8--11--11--------11--11--8--8--11--11--|----------------|--8--8--11--11--------11--11--8--8--11--11--|--11--10--8------|
|----------------8--8------------------------|----------------|----------------8--8------------------------|-------------11--|

   C
|-----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------|
|--11--10--8--7--5(s0)--|--1----0----4--3--|

Second Guitar
|--15--14--13--12--11--10--11--12--13--|--16--15--|
|--------------------------------------|----------|
|--------------------------------------|----------|
|--------------------------------------|----------|
|--------------------------------------|----------|
|--------------------------------------|----------|

Alternative

  A
|--------------------------------------|--------------|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--5--3--4--5--|--------------------------------------|-----------3--|
|--3--3--6--6--------6--6--3--3--6--6--|--------------|--3--3--6--6--------6--6--3--3--6--6--|--3--5--6-----|
|--------------3--3--------------------|--------------|--------------3--3--------------------|--------------|

  B
|--------------------------------------|--------------|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--6--3--4--5--|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--3--3--6--6--------6--6--3--3--6--6--|--------------|--3--3--6--6--------6--6--3--3--6--6--|--6--5--3-----|
|--------------3--3--------------------|--------------|--------------3--3--------------------|-----------6--|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|--------------------------------------|--------------|

Analysis

Key: C Minor
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 118-125 BPM
Length: 2:34
Release Date: June 23, 2011
Update: Über
Composer: Mike Morasky
Instrumentation: 3 tenor saxophones (1 solo), 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones (1 tenor, 1 bass), tuba, harp, choir, 2 electric guitars, electric bass, drumset, 2 percussion, 2 violins

"MEDIC!" is written in a style similar to that of a big band, with four sections of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and rhythm, though with a reduced number of instruments in each section. Additionally, it contains orchestral harp and percussion, as well as a choir, which is heavily featured at both the beginning and end of the track.

The track begins with a choir introduction, accompanied by horn and strings, and accented by percussion. The choir resolves to a C power chord, as the rest of the ensemble enters. Tenor saxophone 2, tuba, electric guitar, and electric bass play the bass line outlining C minor, as tenor saxophone 3, trumpets, and trombones all play the melody line. This is then moved to F minor, then back to C minor, then a transition brings a new section omitting electric guitar. The same chord movement continues, into a complete repetition of the first section. After this, choir re-enters and ushers in a tenor saxophone solo which plays above the same melody as previous sections. In addition to C minor and F minor, the solo section moves to G minor as well, then back to C minor. This chord movement of i-iv-v-i could be seen as an altered version of a minor 12-bar-blues progression, which uses a similar chord structure. Finally, the end comes with harp glissando, a held C major chord from choir, hits from tuba, electric bass, guitar, and drums, and a screaming trumpet fanfare.

Lyrics

Official sheet music was posted on the TF2 Official Blog on July 10, 2020. Contained in the score for Medic! are the Latin lyrics heard in the beginning. They are:

Nex est totus in ter
Medicus comodo servo
vel nos mo osto tus inter
Ah...


This roughly translates to

Death is all around but the doctor will keep all of us whole

Update history

July 29, 2011 Patch

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