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Bear reinvents "Prelude To War" on Accordion

If you are a Battlestar Galictica fan, you know the music of the great Bear McCreary! This is his piece "Prelude To War" done solely on his accordion. He even manages to beat the percussion parts using the instrument as a "drum". This is a wonderful, lush piece of music for orchestra. Bear continues to surprise me with his interpretations of his own music. Definitely a winner! - Jeff Burgess, Charlotte, NC


I've never heard someone rock out with an accordion. I guess there is a first time for everything!

Exceptionally well done

As I have become familiar with Bear McCreary’s work I am delighted that I can still be surprised by revisions and reimagining of previous pieces I already love. Prelude to War is a remarkable piece of music that evokes strong feelings of growing conflict, service and valor. Playing this piece on the accordion was an excellent idea and thoughtfully executed. Well done Bear, well done.


Born: February 1, 1979

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Score composer Bear McCreary was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 17, 1979, the son of the writer Laura Kalpakian. He obtained degrees in Composition and Recording Arts from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California and became a protégé of the film composer Elmer Bernstein, for whom he reconstructed and re-orchestrated the score for the 1963 film Kings of the Sun, resulting in the recording of a new album of the music. After scoring a number of short films...
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