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God of War and Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary

God of War, Battlestar Galactica and Godzilla King of the Monsters composer Bear McCreary discusses his prolific career with Matthew Sweet.

Composer Bear McCreary's credits include Godzilla King of the Monsters, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Child's Play, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, and the PlayStation 4 game God of War. In this exclusive interview he talks to Matthew Sweet about writing for tv, film and games, his love of horror and sci-fi, and the influence of his mentor Elmer Bernstein.

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27 minutes

Music Played

  • Bear McCreary

    Da Vinci's Demons (2013) - Main Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Bear McCreary.
    • Da Vinci's Demons - Season One Collector's Edition (Original Television Soundtra.
    • Sparks & Shadows.
    • 1.
  • Bear McCreary

    Godzilla: King of Monsters (2018): Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Watertower Music.
    • 4.
  • Bear McCreary

    10 Cloverfield Lane (2016): Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Bear McCreary.
    • 10 Cloverfield Lane (Music From The Motion Picture).
    • Sparks & Shadows.
    • 14.
  • Bear McCreary

    Outlander (2014-2019): The Handfasting Ceremony

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Bear McCreary.
    • Outlander: The Series (Original Television Soundtrack: Season 4).
    • Sony Classical.
    • 12.
  • Bear McCreary

    Chillerama Presents: Zom-B-Movie (2011): Main Title/Floyd's Bean Bag

    Performer: Bear McCreary.
    • Chillerama Presents: Zom-B-Movie (Soundtrack).
    • BSX Records.
    • 2.
  • Bear McCreary

    Knights of Badassdom (2014): The Epic Battle of Evermore

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Bear McCreary.
    • Knights of Badassdom (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Sparks & Shadows.
    • 14.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962): Suite

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus. Conductor: Nic Raine.
    • Essential Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection.
    • Silva Screen Records.
    • 2.
  • Bear McCreary

    Child's Play (2019): Theme

    Performer: Bear McCreary. Singer: Mark Hamill.
    • Child's Play (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Sony Classical.
    • 2.
  • Bear McCreary

    God of War (PS4): Deliverance

    Orchestra: London Session Orchestra. Choir: London Voices. Choir: Schola Cantorum. Choir: City of Prague Philharmonic Choir.
    • God of War.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Nacio Herb Brown

    Singin' in the Rain

    Composer: Arthur Freed. Performer: Gene Kelly. Performer: Donald O Connor. Performer: Doris Day. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • Singin' in the Rain (Original MGM Soundtrack).
    • DÉJÀ VU.
    • 1.

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