VARIETY: Tracking the Movie Music Contenders at Next Year’s Grammys

VARIETY: Tracking the Movie Music Contenders at Next Year’s Grammys

"...Microsoft Publishing is pushing the epic “Halo Wars 2,” which combines a 80-piece orchestral score by Gordy Haab (recorded with union players on Fox’s Newman Stage) combined with electronic music written and performed by Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White of Finishing Move. “I would write the themes and they would enhance them,” Haab says of the 150 minutes of music for one of the biggest game franchises of all time.

VARIETY: How the music of 'halo wars 2' was made "the old fashioned way"

VARIETY: How the music of 'halo wars 2' was made "the old fashioned way"

"The Xbox game “Halo Wars 2” is shaking things up musically as the first game soundtrack in 12 years to record with American Federation of Musician union players on Twentieth Century Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage. There, composer Gordy Haab conducted an 80-piece orchestra last fall."

Film. Music. Media. : Composer Interview with Gordy Haab

Film. Music. Media. : Composer Interview with Gordy Haab

"Gordy Haab has composed some great memorable scores in film, TV and video games. Gordy along with several other composers tackled the extremely popular Star Wars: The Old Republic video game which was a great stepping stone that lead to Gordy taking the reigns on Star Wars: Battlefront and now the recent followup Star Wars: Battlefront II. Gordy also recently scored Halo Wars 2.