Talk:Music of Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series)

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Main theme lyrics?[edit]

Resolved: The mantra lyrics are now provided in the article, with a link to further information.

What are they singing in the main theme? Is it latin? Is warped English? Are their lyrics? Is there a translation? --Gbleem 08:39, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

As Far as I know, Bear McCreary used the song and Gayatri Mantra lyrics from the music composed by Deva Premal and/or Raya Yarbrough since one may have copied from the other. --J-Truthseeker (talk) 18:18, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
OK I heard from Raya Yarbrough and she confirmed that she did not sing the opening theme song for the series. --J-Truthseeker (talk) 03:57, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Music Examples[edit]

Is it possible to see some music examples? That would clarify this article considerably. 75.48.20.3 (talk) 04:29, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Morse code in 6's theme?[edit]

Unresolved: Nothing has been posted, pro or con, on this in over 3 years.

Also...isn't 6's theme (and the music at the start of the program) Morse code....? Sounds like it could be, but I couldn't work it out if it is.... I tried putting CYLON into http://www.philtulga.com/morse.html , and it kinda sounds right... Any Morse-code literates out there who could confirm/ refute this? -- Johnnymono (talk · contribs), 21:18, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

The best way to confirm that hypothesis would be to email Bear McCreary and/or Richard Gibbs yourself and ask them. :-) Sullivan.t.j 21:15, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

I know Morse and if there is anything in the music that is in this code... I can't hear it. The cue was written by Richard Gibbs. 75.48.20.3 (talk) 04:26, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Battlestar Galactica CD3.jpg[edit]

Resolved: Fair use rationale provided.

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Fair use rationale for Image:BSG Miniseries Soundtrack.jpg[edit]

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Phil Glass in Season Two[edit]

Resolved: Contradiction fixed, in favor of "Metamorphosis One".

Here the article says that "Valley of Darkness" uses Metamorphosis I, and that Bear McCreary's website incorrectly claims to use the last movement of the piece instead. That's partially true: when the piece is being used diegetically (i.e. when Starbuck and Helo are on Caprica), it is indeed Metamorphosis I that gets played. But at the end of the episode, when Lee and Tigh are talking, the chord progression now has five chords, which would be Metamorphosis V. At any rate, can't really put that into the article on my own on OR grounds, but I really doubt there's actually been a reputable source that's called attention to the distinction. Masily box (talk) 00:58, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

If I recall correctly, Metamorphosis I also has the 5 chords at the end, so there really is no way to know for sure. Remco47 (talk) 14:23, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
At any rate, the article is currently flawed and contradictory: at one point the article says Metamorphosis One and in another it says Metamorphosis Five. Whether or not there's confusion, the article shouldn't say both of them in separate spots! Babylonian007 (talk) 11:55, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm looking at the score right now. Metamorphosis I also has the 5 chords at the end. All one has to do is check the sheet music and you'll see it right there. 75.48.23.251 (talk) 02:47, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

John Williams reference in second paragraph[edit]

Resolved: Williams no longer mentioned.

John Williams is hardly the gold-standard reference for using leitmotif in composition. It is a concept which is perhaps so ubiquitous in this vein of musical composition and scoring that referring to a single source as being "similar" is a disservice to those who will take that to imply that John Williams is a standard of comparison for the use of leitmotif. The sentence could be changed to "Similar to the music composed for [movies]," or just removed entirely. Jasruler (talk) 20:12, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

I don't know. John Williams is certainly a good example. Of course, my choice would be Wagner! But Williams is a good contemporary example and few composers of recent times have used the device as extensively. 75.48.20.3 (talk) 04:28, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Season 4[edit]

Resolved: PEBKAC. :-)

Just wondering if Season 4 has a soundtrack, and why/why not, because it makes no mention of a season 4 soundtrack in the article.KarmaAndroid (talk) 11:56, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Never mind sorry, my bad :P, found the answer myself in the article, must of missed it the first time.KarmaAndroid (talk) 12:01, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Potential Featured Article?[edit]

This is a very nicely assembled article, nice references, technical observations, etc. It obviously still needs some work but could it become a candidate for Featured Article? 74.107.119.127 (talk) 15:27, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Agreed.----Occono (talk) 17:20, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, go for Good Article status first. And this article is missing crucial information (see below). — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 07:27, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

I don't know. This is a pretty rough article in my estimation. I don't see any way that it has the quality necessary to be put forward as a feature article. 75.48.23.251 (talk) 02:48, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

McCreary interview[edit]

An IP had added the following link to Music of Caprica, but it was later removed. This interview seems to contain a lot of interesting information, so someone may want to incorporate some of it into this article. Cheers! http://www.underscores.fr/index.php/2010/01/interview-bear-mccreary-vo/ Huntster (t @ c) 08:49, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

"Principal themes" section is only half as useful as it should be[edit]

It is mostly, though not entirely, missing information on which tracks include which themes (and in at least one place, where it does give this info, it is missing info on which episodes the theme in question appears in). The track information is way more useful to the reader than the episode info, though the latter certainly doesn't hurt. Both sets of details should be provided for each identified theme. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 01:25, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Season 1 soundtrack composers[edit]

The S1 soundtrack section states that "McCreary is credited as sole composer for 26 of the 30 tracks". However, it doesn't clarify which tracks aren't by McCreary, or who these are by (I assume Gibbs in most cases). Elcalen (talk) 21:21, 24 September 2010 (UTC)