Destiny: Original Soundtrack

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Destiny: Original Soundtrack
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Released:

September 26, 2014

Genre:

Classical
Orchestra
Ambient
Video game soundtrack

Label:

Bungie Music Publishing

Composer(s):

Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson, Martin O'Donnell, Skye Lewin, Stan LePard, Paul McCartney

Total length:

2:18:48

 

The Destiny: Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack for the game, composed and directed by Bungie's own music composer Martin O'Donnell and co-written by Michael Salvatori, with contributions and input from famed Beatle's member Paul McCartney.[1][2] The soundtrack contains 44 instrumental compositions from the game.[3][4]

The soundtrack marked O'Donnell's final work for Bungie, after years of composing for the Halo franchise, as well as several games before that, as he was terminated by Bungie's board of directors without cause on April 11, 2014 [5]. This caused concern as to whether this would affect the game; however, Pete Parsons (current Chief Operating Officer of Bungie) stated that O'Donnell's work on the game had been completed before his dismissal and would appear in the final product.[6]

Production history

Early in Destiny's development, O'Donnell was contacted by Pete Parsons, and was asked to begin writing music for the game. At the time, Destiny was still in its infancy, as it lacked any gameplay material for O'Donnell to score music to, so instead, O'Donnell began creating music based solely on the games ideas, stories, and artwork.[7] By February 17, 2013, over 50 minutes of the soundtrack had already been recorded with a 106-piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London.[8] O'Donnell gave the early pieces of music to Bungie in hopes that they would foster inspiration within the development team.[9]

Unlike the Halo series, where pieces of music were only 2–3 minutes long, Martin has stated that the soundtrack for Destiny has no time restrictions, with the pieces clocking in "as long as they need to be". O'Donnell collaborated with Paul McCartney on the soundtrack for the better part of two years, as they traded ideas, melody samples, and themes back and forth.[10]

Track listing

  1. The Traveler – 2:30
  2. The Fallen - 4:37
  3. Excerpt from the Hope - 2:16
  4. Excerpt from the Ecstasy - 2:10
  5. The Warmind - 2:09
  6. Guardian - 2:08
  7. The Tower - 1:20
  8. The Last Array - 6:57
  9. The Collapse - 1:33
  10. The Journey Home - 3:09
  11. First Challenge - 3:46
  12. Prey - 2:13
  13. Tranquility - 5:09
  14. The Great Unknown - 1:35
  15. Excerpt 1 from the Rose - 1:23
  16. Excerpt from the Tribulation - 2:15
  17. Guardians Lost - 3:50
  18. Relic of Hope - 2:14
  19. Departure - 2:01
  20. Lost Horizons - 1:09
  21. Reborn - 3:35
  22. Sepkis Prime - 4:14
  23. Traveler's Promise - 1:56
  24. Deconstruction - 1:42
  25. Excerpt from the Ruin - 1:36
  26. Untold Legends - 3:34
  27. Cabal Stomp - 3:41
  28. Dust Giants - 4:28
  29. Ishtar Sink - 4:43
  30. The World's Grave - 5:36
  31. Exclusion Zone - 3:48
  32. The Stranger - 1:11
  33. Temple of Crota - 5:17
  34. Eye of the Gate Lord - 4:02
  35. The Hive - 5:47
  36. The Collective - 4:11
  37. End of the Line - 3:32
  38. The Vex - 5:13
  39. Siege Dancers - 3:17
  40. Chronologies - 3:33
  41. Passage - 3:22
  42. Excerpt 2 from the Rose - 2:47
  43. Excerpt from the Union - 1:45
  44. All Ends Are Beginnings - 1:34

Trivia

Listen to Eighth.
  • After patch 1.1.2 and the addition of a Jukebox in the Tower, players could listen to remixed versions of songs from the soundtrack, including Hope for the Future, a song by Paul McCartney.

References

  1. ^ IGN Bungie's Destiny: A Land of Hope and Dreams
  2. ^ Twitter: Paul McCartney: "'I’m really excited to be working on writing music with @bungie, the studio that made Halo.' - Paul"
  3. ^ Soundtrack Now Available From iTunes|first=Mike|last=Futter|date=September 26, 2014|accessdate=September 26, 2014|publisher=Game Informer
  4. ^ Original Soundtrack|accessdate=September 26, 2014|publisher=VGMdb
  5. ^ GameSpot - Legendary Halo composer says he's been fired "without cause"
  6. ^ Insists Destiny is on Track|author=Pramath|date=April 17, 2014|accessdate=April 17, 2014|publisher=Gaming Bolt
  7. ^ composer Marty O'Donnell on the music of Destiny, collaborating with Paul McCartney|last=McWhertor|first=Michael|date=February 17, 2013|accessdate=February 17, 2013|publisher=Vox Media|work=Polygon
  8. ^ Destiny: A Land of Hope and Dreams|first=Ryan|last=McCaffrey|date=February 17, 2013|accessdate=February 17, 2013|publisher=IGN
  9. ^ composer Marty O'Donnell on the music of Destiny, collaborating with Paul McCartney|first=Michael|last=McWhertor|date=February 17, 2013|accessdate=February 17, 2013|publisher=Vox Media|work=Polygon
  10. ^ composer Marty O'Donnell on the music of Destiny, collaborating with Paul McCartney|first=Michael|last=McWhertor|date=February 17, 2013|accessdate=February 17, 2013|publisher=Vox Media|work=Polygon
  11. ^ Youtube - Destiny OST: Eighth
  12. ^ Youtube - Destiny OST: Reveal