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Caprica [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
When director Jeffrey Reiner read the script for Caprica, the straight-to-video feature that also serves as the pilot episode for the 2010 Sci Fi Channel series and is a prequel to the channel's 2004-2009 remake of the Battlestar Galactica series, he thought of minimalist composer Philip Glass' score for Koyaanisqatsi and also felt that the ethnic family saga needed a melody in the mode of Nino Rota's love theme for The Godfather. These notions, which he mentions in his liner notes to the soundtrack album, obviously also were conveyed to composer Bear McCreary, who had scored Battlestar Galactica, and he has tried to honor them with the music heard here. McCreary ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
When director Jeffrey Reiner read the script for Caprica, the straight-to-video feature that also serves as the pilot episode for the 2010 Sci Fi Channel series and is a prequel to the channel's 2004-2009 remake of the Battlestar Galactica series, he thought of minimalist composer Philip Glass' score for Koyaanisqatsi and also felt that the ethnic family saga needed a melody in the mode of Nino Rota's love theme for The Godfather. These notions, which he mentions in his liner notes to the soundtrack album, obviously also were conveyed to composer Bear McCreary, who had scored Battlestar Galactica, and he has tried to honor them with the music heard here. McCreary indulged his taste for big percussion and employed a variety of ethnic instruments from around the world for Battlestar Galactica, but he has taken a "polar opposite" approach for the city-bound Caprica, employing what is referred to as the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, which is to say, a batch of Hollywood-based session musicians, in this case a subset of the sometimes giant ensembles put together for film scores, consisting of only 16 violins, three violas, five cellos, and a bass. Here and there, he has brought in his ethnic favorites, including a dudek and a Chinese membrane flute, and the cue "Cybernetic Life Form Node" employs the taiko drum sound so familiar from Battlestar Galactica. But Glass-like short, repetitive string patterns do turn up frequently without the relentlessness that Glass gives them, however, and McCreary does write plenty of wistful minor-key melodies for the violins in a score that has a distinctively melancholy feel. After all, as Battlestar Galactica fans know, the city of Caprica is as doomed as Sodom and Gomorrah, and for many of the same reasons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • UPC: 826924109823
  • Catalog Number: 1098
  • Sales rank: 68,276

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Graystone Family - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (3:01)
  2. 2 Terrorism On The Lev - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (3:13)
  3. 3 Grieving - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (3:45)
  4. 4 Lacey and Zoe - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (4:07)
  5. 5 Cybernetic Life Form Node - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (3:14)
  6. 6 Zoe's Avatar - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (3:03)
  7. 7 Daniel Captures the Code - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (2:28)
  8. 8 A Tauron Sacrifice - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (2:44)
  9. 9 Amanda Graystone - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (3:04)
  10. 10 Joseph and Daniel - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (4:17)
  11. 11 Tamara's Heartbeat - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (1:41)
  12. 12 Delivering the Message - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (2:55)
  13. 13 Monotheism At The Athena Academy - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (3:33)
  14. 14 Children of Caprica - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (2:28)
  15. 15 Irrecoverable Error - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (2:46)
  16. 16 The Adama Name - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (1:38)
  17. 17 Zoe Awakens - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (2:21)
  18. 18 End Credits - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bear McCreary Primary Artist, Piano, Soloist
Darius Campo Violin
Paul Cartwright Violin, Electric Violin, Soloist
Brian Dembow Viola
Stephen Erdody Violin, Cello
Julie Gigante Violin, Concert Master
Paula Hochhalter Violin, Cello
Dennis Karmazyn Violin, Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Helen Nightengale Violin
Katia Popov Violin
Lisa Sutton Violin
Natalie Leggett Violin
Chris Bleth English Horn, Oboe, Woodwind, Wind Instruments, Soloist
Sara Parkins Violin
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Benedikt Brydern Violin
Lorenz Gamma Violin
Andrew Duckles Viola
Robert Anderson Violin
Jen Kuhn Violin, Cello
Serena McKinney Violin
Searmi Park Violin
Jacob Szekely Violin, Cello
Phillip Levy Violin
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky Harp, Soloist
Jenni Olson Flute
Charles Boito Clarinet
Robert Anderson Violin
M.B. Gordy Percussion, Harp, Soloist
Technical Credits
Mark Banning Art Direction
Greg Dennon Engineer, Engineering
John Snyder Scoring Assistant
Michael Beach Scoring Assistant
Steve Kaplan Producer, Engineer, Score Producer, Audio Production, Engineering
Ford A. Thaxton Producer, Audio Production
James Nelson Digital Editing, Mastering
Andrew Craig Session Photographer
Michael V. Gerhard Executive Producer
Matt Verboys Executive Producer
Jeremy Levy Orchestration
Bear McCreary Composer, Programming, Producer, Liner Notes, Score Producer, Audio Production, MIDI, MIDI Programming
Jamie Olvera Stage Coordinator
Brendan McCreary Scoring Assistant
Brandon Roberts Orchestration
Jonathan Ortega Scoring Assistant
Aaron A. Roethe Scoring Coordinator
Richard Wheeler Jr. Stage Crew
Aaron Roethe Scoring Coordinator
Jeffrey Reiner Liner Notes
Greg Dennen Engineering
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