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The music for Caprica is composed by Bear McCreary, who is also the composer for the Battlestar Galactica re-imagined series.


Prerelease informationEdit

Bear commented on the soundtrack before the pilot went to DVD:

"The album is finished and is currently being mastered. It will hit stores in early June, but will be available early from the label’s website in late May. The sound of this score is much more intimate than Galactica, but I think fans will nevertheless be surprised at how lyrical, passionate and thematic it is. In fact, many of the musical shifts you heard in Daybreak were inspired by the harmonic language I devised for Caprica" [1].

There was also a YouTube video released with Bear playing the main theme to Caprica on piano [2].

Source MusicEdit

Was Love
Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Snipes
Performed by Captain Ahab
Philo and Zoe dance to this song during the Cylon diagnostic. ("Gravedancing")

A snipet of Stu Philips' Main Title for the original Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 1979) is heard when Philo is skimming through the channels looking for dance music. ("Gravedancing")

I Am a Man
Music and Lyrics: Brendan McCreary
Performed by Young Beautiful in a Hurry

This song is playing on Sam Adama's car radio when he is taking Amanda Graystone "home". ("Gravedancing")

All of This Has Happened
Music and Lyrics by Brendan McCreary
Performed by Young Beautiful in a Hurry ("The Imperfections of Memory")

Voices of the Dead
Featuring Brendan McCreary, vocals - The lyrics are in Ancient Greek. The song is heard in Goldie's Off Track Betting. ("Reins of a Waterfall")

Capricoperatica
Bear McCreary composed this segment for soloists and string quartet.
Music: Bear McCreary
Lyrics: Laura Kalpakian
Vocalists: Alyssa Johnson (soprano) and Alessandro Juliani (tenor)
("End of the Line")

Juliani played Lt. Felix Gaeta on Battlestar Galactica.

Caprica Abides
The Caprican national anthem was composed by Bear McCreary to lyrics by Jane Espenson. It features Steve Amerson on vocals. It is sung at Caprica Buccaneers pyramid games before tip off.("Rebirth") ("Apotheosis")

ReferencesEdit

1 "Soundtrack Album Updates" from Bear's Battlestar Galactica Blog

2 "Bear McCreary spielt "Caprica"-Theme in Hagen" from YouTube

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