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Walt Disney Records: "STAR WARS™: BATTLEFRONT II" music by Gordy Haab


Five years since the rebooted Star Wars™: Battlefront series debuted, Walt Disney Records releases Star Wars™: Battlefront and Star Wars™: Battlefront II Original Video Game Soundtracks, featuring award-winning scores from composer Gordy Haab. The albums are the audio companion pieces to the critically-acclaimed action shooter games from Electronic Arts Inc.

Star Wars™: Battlefront, from Electronic Arts Inc., DICE, Criterion Software, and Lucasfilm, is an immersive first-person and third-person shooter game that challenges players to fight for either the Rebellion or the Empire. The sequel Star Wars™: Battlefront II, from Electronic Arts Inc., DICE, Motive Studios, Criterion Software, and Lucasfilm, features players from every era and partake in epic space battles both online and offline.

Both scores were performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and The London Voices Choir at Abbey Road Studios. They have garnered award wins for Haab including Music of the Year and Best Interactive Score from the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) Awards for Star Wars™: Battlefront and Video Game Score of the Year from Film and Television Music Awards for Star Wars™: Battlefront II.

"I consider composing the original score for EA's Star Wars™: Battlefront series one of my greatest accomplishments," stated Haab. "Creating new music for a game with such high expectations was a colossal task, only made more daunting by my own passion and desire to pay honor to my favorite franchise. And for this reason, I poured a lifetime of love into every note. As did the orchestra who performed it - and every person who helped bring the music to life!"

Steve Schnur, Electronic Arts' President of Music said, "Gordy Haab brought his own aesthetic to Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II while at the same time honoring the most iconic film music in history. Watching him bring these scores to life in the same studio and with the same orchestra that was used to record the original Star Wars has resulted in remarkable music that fans are finding just as timeless. These soundtrack albums are the proof."

Gordy Haab is a multi-award-winning film, video game and television composer who has written music for many well-known titles, including: "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" Microsoft's "Halo Wars 2", and EA's "Star Wars: Battlefront" I and II. In 2020, for the second time in three years, Haab won ASCAP's Composers Choice award for Video Game Composer of the Year.

Haab's score for "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order", which he co-wrote with composer Stephen Barton, won Music of the Year at the 18th annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards. For "Star Wars: Battlefront", Haab won Music of the Year, Best Interactive Score, and Best Instrumental Score at the 14th annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Excellence in Audio Achievement. Haab also scored Activision/AMC's 'The Walking Dead', based on the #1 hit TV series and Microsoft's 'Kinect: Star Wars', which won Best Music at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. He continues to compose the music for EA and Bioware's 'Star Wars: The Old Republic', for which he was awarded Best Original Soundtrack and Best Instrumental Music at the 10th Annual GDC G.A.N.G. Awards.

Haab is known for his unsurpassed understanding of the orchestra as well as his unique ability to blend contemporary and traditional sounds into one - often times conceiving and creating brand new musical instruments to feature in his scores. He has recorded and conducted his music with orchestras from all around the world, including The London Symphony Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, The Nashville Symphony and the Hollywood Studio Orchestra.                              
                                  
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

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