19 Songs, 1 Hour 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Wired magazine named composer Bear McCreary one of "television’s five secret weapons" for his innovative music-scoring alchemy, and his work on Starz’ historical adventure-fantasy series ably shows why. In the first season, McCreary introduced "about a dozen character themes, set in a soundscape built from both Renaissance and contemporary instrumentation.” By way of contrast, the composer notes: “Season one was ambitious but manageable. Season two was merciless. There was no easing into the music this time around; virtually every scene is comprised of thematic variations for the characters within that scene. This traditionally operatic approach was taken to new extremes this season.” The second season’s globetrotting narrative also inspired McCreary to expand the soundtrack’s musical influences and instrumental palette, incorporating such disparate elements as Naples period music, pre-Columbian Peruvian vocal chants, and Middle Eastern percussion and woodwinds.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Wired magazine named composer Bear McCreary one of "television’s five secret weapons" for his innovative music-scoring alchemy, and his work on Starz’ historical adventure-fantasy series ably shows why. In the first season, McCreary introduced "about a dozen character themes, set in a soundscape built from both Renaissance and contemporary instrumentation.” By way of contrast, the composer notes: “Season one was ambitious but manageable. Season two was merciless. There was no easing into the music this time around; virtually every scene is comprised of thematic variations for the characters within that scene. This traditionally operatic approach was taken to new extremes this season.” The second season’s globetrotting narrative also inspired McCreary to expand the soundtrack’s musical influences and instrumental palette, incorporating such disparate elements as Naples period music, pre-Columbian Peruvian vocal chants, and Middle Eastern percussion and woodwinds.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
Elliot Hoo ,

Phenomenal music to go with the phenomenal telvision show.

Da Vinci's Demons has become one of the shows that I just REFUSE to miss every Saturday. It kills me season 2 is already over but I've got this PHENOMENAL soundtrack to tie me over until next year's season 3 premiere. Bear McCreary is such an amazing composer, probably one of my favorites. There's just something about the music that he creates that just I don't know...resonates with one's soul. It's life changing really. Buy the album. Personally, I think you won't regret it.

cgreyn ,

Definitely Some of Bear's best.

It absolutely tops the first album- and that one was already amazing. The blending of ethnic music, orchestra and synth is simply astounding- and the themes! THE THEMES! No question about it, Bear McCreary is the best composer out there.

Kevin Hand ,

Hands down one of the best composers today!

It's Bear McCreary, it's obviously ever as brilliant like any of his other scores.

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