Second Helping of STAR TREK DISCOVERY Music Released
April 5, 2018
Lakeshore releases score from STAR TREK DISCOVERY Chapter II digitally – CD due later in year
CBS Television Studios announced today the release of the second volume of original score from the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, which premiered in 2017.
The album, featuring the score by Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Russo and distributed by Lakeshore Records, will be available digitally on April 6 and on CD May 25, 2018. The soundtrack will be available on LP later in the year.
Russo shared his excitement about the progression of the music for the second chapter of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: “As the story developed, the score needed to adapt,” said Russo. “The mirror universe storyline in episodes 10 through 13 created interesting possibilities for the score. For example, it allowed me to introduce new characters and geographical themes. Additionally, for the season one finale of STAR TREK DISCOVERY, I was able to include Alexander Courage’s iconic theme into the episode, as well as include the rerecording of the STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES end credits for our finale end credits.”
Over 51 years, in its many iterations, there’s been no shortage of adjectives to describe the music of Star Trek. “Grand, glorious, hopeful, heartbreaking, intimate, bittersweet, tense, soaring, surprising,” said co-creator Alex Kurtzman. “On the other hand, the list of composers capable of capturing them all is short, and this is where Jeff Russo comes in. Jeff manages to hold each note in beautiful balance, evoking the nostalgia of Alexander Courage’s original theme while scoring DISCOVERY with his own unique ear and heart. We’re lucky to have him, and we hope you’ll love his music as much as we do.”
See below to watch a behind-the-scenes with composer Jeff Russo and orchestra recording the STAR TREK DISCOVERY Main Theme (from 2017)