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A classically trained composer and multiple-award recipient, Bear McCreary is the mastermind behind the music of the Re-imagined Series.
McCreary's work is available in the Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 and Season 4 soundtracks to the hit SF series. Having composed music since he was just 6 years old, and being a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, McCreary has a knack for creating classical pieces, as well as quirky, off-beat melodies.
McCreary worked on the Miniseries as an additional composer with soundtrack composer Richard Gibbs, and collaborated with Gibbs on the soundtracks for season 1 episodes 2 & 3, "Water" & "Bastille Day", respectively. Gibbs opted not to commit to the regular series production, citing schedule conflicts and his desire to devote more time to scoring theatrical films. As a result, McCreary alone scored "33" (the first episode aired) and stayed on as soundtrack composer from then on.
The piano-playing character Slick in the Season 4 episode "Someone to Watch Over Me" was loosely based on McCreary. He also made an uncredited appearance as a patron of Joe's bar in the episode "Deadlock".
McCreary has also scored SyFy's Eureka and FOX's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, based on the Terminator movies. In addition, he scored the prequel series Caprica and the following movie Blood and Chrome. When not working on television, McCreary also composes soundtracks for independent movies.
Leitmotifs in the Battlestar Galactica Soundtrack