Dear SEGA, I hear that legal troubles regarding Sonic 3's original soundtrack might be part of what's holding you back from a re-release of Sonic 3 ( www.sonic3remastered.com/ More info here)
I suggest an alternative solution to trying to get the rights to use the songs that are currently providing a roadblock in greenlighting the project.
A lifelong fan
NOTE: I did not adhere to the polyphony limits of the sound chip.
[This is it! You're at the Death Egg! It's tantalizingly close, but can you make it in time?!
...It occurs to me that in this hypothetical soundtrack, Knuckles would need completely different music for this level. >_>; ]