Watch: A 74-Piece Orchestra Rocks Stephen Colbert's LATE SHOW With LEGEND OF ZELDA Music

With the rise in popularity of video games over the past, oh, twenty or so years, came a reckoning: music created for games should be considered works of art as well. Game scores have become legitimate artistic endeavors, with Oscar-winning composers like Michael Giacchino providing epic tracks you hear as you're blasting opponents in the face or traversing strange new worlds.

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is a 74-piece orchestra that tours the world playing music from the Zelda game series, and luckily, Stephen Colbert — the new host of CBS's The Late Show — is also a big geek who loves Tolkien, fantasy, Captain America, and all sorts of other geeky stuff. So he invited them on to play during last night's show, and they rocked the house with a pretty impressive performance. Gamers, behold:

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