Soundtrack.net has posted up several images from a recording session where the finale of Season 2 was recorded and provides some insights to that.
Today "Battlestar Galactica" composer Bear McCreary held a strings and piano session at the Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage in Burbank, CA. The session was to record music for the upcoming two-episode "season finale", which - according to McCreary - will leave fans yelling at their screens, due to the cliffhanger aspect.
There is just over 50-minutes of score over the two episodes (a 60-minute, and 90-minute finale), with only 16-minutes requiring strings. McCreary conducted the 21-piece string session, which included a cue that ran the entire act (approximately ten minutes).
"I had 36-hours to write 55-minutes of music, for a 2.5-hour long monstrosity - and only five days to produce it all," explained McCreary. Score mixer and music co-producer Steve Kaplan made sure that the pre-records worked with the strings, and fans of the show are sure to be clamoring for some of these cues when La-La Land Records releases the soundtrack in June.
The first part of the final airs a week from Friday, with the 90-minute second-part airing on March 3, 2006.
There is also a podcast from the session, which you can hear here.
See the article and image at Soundtrack.net.