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June 03, 2008

To have her, please, just one day wake

Bear McCreary, conducting cue 4m21 of episode 10 of this season's "Battlestar Galactica" at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood on a recent Monday afternoon.

"Crescendo into bar 46. Much more dramatic -- get to the forte in 45. Bar 34, subito piano on beat two."
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'Galactica' offers some of the most innovative music on TV today. A glance at the score for 4m21 shows why: Chinese membrane flute, Indian bansuri flute, duduk (a soulful Armenian woodwind), erhu (Chinese violin), yialli tanbur (a Turkish lute), dumbek (Middle Eastern drum), Japanese taiko drums -- plus four brass players, those 30 strings and a 12-voice choir.

Related: McCreary interviewed at Galactica Live.

Also related: McGill grad, Alessandro Juliana performs Gaeta's Lament and thereby provides plot clues for viewers more attentive than I have been.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 3, 2008 06:23 AM