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New Stargate SG-1 Soundtrack Out Today

Tuesday - June 27, 2017
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Just in time for the show’s twentieth anniversary next month, there’s a brand new Stargate SG-1 soundtrack collection hitting shelves today.

Film and television soundtrack publisher Intrada today released Stargate SG-1: Music from Selected Episodes composed by Richard Band. Band composed 14 episodes from the show’s first two seasons, helping SG-1 to grow beyond David Arnold’s original motion picture score.

The 2-disc set features score from four of SG-1’s early episodes composed by Band: “Cold Lazarus,” “In the Line of Duty,” “The Serpent’s Lair,” and “Singularity.” From the publisher:

Intrada presents a 2-CD set of Richard Band’s scores to four episodes of Stargate SG-1: “Cold Lazurus,” “In the Line of Duty,” “The Serpent’s Lair,” and “Singularity.” Band’s genre experience made him well suited to handle Stargate SG-1’s mix of science fiction, action and drama, and he used a combination of small orchestral ensembles and synthesizers to work within the show’s music budget while still maintaining an appropriate science fiction palette.

The first episode scored by Band was “Cold Lazarus,” where he had to characterize the strangeness of the featured alien planet, with some subtle suggestions of material from David Arnold’s original Stargate score as well as a wavering, atmospheric motive and a variety of percussion effects that create a nervous, unpredictable feeling.

Season Two’s “In the Line of Duty” opens with Richard Band’s underscoring a sprawling action scene with a humanoid alien attack on the planet Nasya. Band’s score features a keening, slithery variation of Arnold’s B theme, as well as the more romantic version of the B theme.

Stargate SG-1’s second season opened with the action-packed “The Serpent’s Lair,” which has the team infiltrating a warship to head off an attack on Earth. Band composed the Finale, driven by his percussive military material, and wraps up with a warm synthesizer statement of Arnold’s main theme as the crisis is averted.

The last episode featured is “Singularity.” Band’s “Teaser” opens with some grand chords for establishing shots of the stargate in operation, while the rest of the score features everything from droll underscoring for a little comic banter, a military motif playing alongside snares and low, staccato keyboard notes as the team enters the stargate, while wailing synthesizer notes, creaking waterphone effects and a touch of choir accentuate the horror and mystery of the plague they discover on the other side.

The set boasts 28 tracks clocking in at more than 107 minutes of music.

It’s the first CD release of original score from Stargate SG-1 since the 2003 release of “Stargate SG-1,” with music from the show’s pilot movie “Children of the Gods.” Before that, 2001’s “The Best of Stargate SG-1” included short selections from Season One episodes.

Stargate Atlantis has seen one soundtrack release to date in 2005’s release featuring music from its premiere, “Rising.”

Most recently, the SG-1 DVD films The Ark of Truth and Continuum both saw soundtrack companions in limited release (now difficult to find) with original score from Stargate‘s long-time composer, Joel Goldsmith.

Several downloadable samples are available now at Intrada.com, where you can order the CDs for $21.99. (The new release is also listed on Amazon, but as of press time it is not yet in stock.)

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COMMENTS (4):Rules | Report Comment | Trackback

  • Wow I never thought I’d see SG1 music released! I hope they do other seasons and more Goldsmith stuff

  • Holy crap! I own every single Stargate soundtrack release (save the non-deluxe edition of the original film score), including the super rare ones, so you’d bet I’m dropping everything to buy this.

    One question, though: If the 28 tracks clock in at 107 minutes, why are there two CDs? That’d all fit on one disc.

  • Follow-up: As it turns out, I’m bad at math. 107 minutes cannot fit on one disc. I don’t know what I was thinking. :P


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