"The Xbox game Halo Wars 2 is shaking things up musically as the first game soundtrack in 12 years to recorded with American Federation of Musician union players on Twentieth Century Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage, where composer Gordy Haab conducted an 80 piece orchestra last fall for the February release.
"...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.
"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."
"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.
Game composer Gordy Haab talks with KING5 News about his quest for Grammy gold. Haab, along with fellow 'Halo Wars 2' composers are in Seattle for a private Grammy 'For Your Consideration' presentation and panel discussion.