Composers of Video Game Music Probably Got Ideas From This Piece!
LINK: O Fortuna
LISTEN TO THE WHOLE PIECE. THE LAST 45 SECONDS ARE THE BEST!
Carl Orff, composer of the cantata, Carmina Burana, was ahead of his time. The song you will listen to is "O Fortuna". Orff wrote this is 1936. Video games and epic movies like "The Lord of the Rings" were not around but his music is very much like the music for those forms of media.
Look at how many musicians were performing; the choir and orchestra are HUGE! EPIC!!