Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Soundtrack In The Works

By Colin Tan on July 11, 2011, 1:10PM EDT

Pyramid Studios, the leading audio content provider in Northern California, have announced that they've teamed up with 343 Industries to produce and score the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary soundtrack.

The project is spearheaded by Microsoft Studios Senior Audio Director Kirtofor Mellroth and Pyramid Studios COO/Audio Director Paul Lipson. Pyramid Studios will reorchestrate and reproduce many of the original scores featured in the original Halo, composed by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori. Other studios involved in the project include the venerable Skywalker Symphony Orchestra and Chanticleer.

"It was a huge undertaking to transcribe, orchestrate, and produce every note from the original game soundtrack files" said Lipson. "Our team approached every aspect of the music with an immense amount of skill and care, keeping the core Halo sound while updating the production to today's highest standards."

"This wasn't just a simple remaster, it was a completely new orchestration and recording using renowned talent and top live players. We are striving to create the ultimate love letter to Halo fans, and celebrate Marty O'Donnell's and Michael Salvatori's original vision with grace and style," added Mellroth.

There'll also be live guitar performances by Bryan Dale and plenty of other performances by Grammy-award winning's Leslie Ann Jones from Skywalker Sound and Chanticleer, one of the best men's vocal ensemble who will be performing the Halo Monks choral melodies.

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