Lorne Balfe - The Musical Anthology of His Dark Materials Series 2

The Musical Anthology of His Dark Materials Series 2

Lorne Balfe

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Lorne Balfe - The Musical Anthology of His Dark Materials Series 2

The highly successful 2019 concept album as an introduction to His Dark Materials Series Two music.

Composed by Lorne Balfe, the album presents the newly composed principal themes from Series two.
‘’Writing the score for season two was a fantastic experience due to being able to delve into the
musical world of Cittàgazze.” says Lorne. “Recording the score had its challenges due to COVID.
Musicians and singers from Inverness , Cardiff, London, Vienna and Bulgaria contributed to this
season's soundtrack and made the music come alive.’’
The series returns to BBC One on Sunday 8th November, 8.00pm. Series 2 is based on The
Subtle Knife, the second book in Philip Pullman’s trilogy. Dafne Keen is back as Lyra Belacqua
alongside Ruth Wilson as Mrs Coulter and Lin Manuel-Miranda as Lee Scoresby. Also returning
for series two is Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, Joe Tandberg as Lorek Byrnison and Helen
McCrory as Stelmaria. Joining the cast this season are Terence Stamp, Andrew Scott, Jade
Anouka and Simone Kirby.
The Musical Anthology of His Dark Material Series One was warmly received by the press:
“This is fantasy the way it should be done: sumptuous, inspiring both wonder and a sense of
adventure, beautifully scored (by Lorne Balfe), with world building that is as impeccable as it is
effortless.” - First Post
“It’s an epic work that perfectly foreshadows Lyra’s journey, and could easily belong in Assassin’s
Creed or Tomb Raider” - Classic FM

“… thematically rich, dramatically potent fantasy music… It’s not just good by his standards, it’s
good by anyone’s, easily the best episodic tv music I’ve heard in a very long time and it’s
presented wonderfully on this well-conceived album… undoubtedly one of the most impressive
new scores of the year.” - Movie-Wave ****
Lorne Balfe (Mission Impossible: Fallout, The Lego Batman Movie, Churchill) is a Grammy Award
winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated composer. Whether on an impossible mission, the
heartbreak of the Queen, the perils of the cape crusade or the soul of a genius, Lorne Balfe
creates a musical voice that reflects the characters and the stories that embody them. Originally
from Inverness, Scotland, Balfe has created music in virtually all genres and for all visual media
with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tentpole video game franchises,
beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.
His Dark Materials Series Two is produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for
BBC One and HBO.


FSM – The Musical Anthology of His Dark Materials Series 2

“Although The Musical Anthology of His Dark Materials: Series Two is just over 30 minutes, it is packed with terrific, inventive melodic and harmonic writing. Through the unexpected harmonic progressions, the fantastical orchestration, and melodies that vary from jagged to slinky to beautiful, Balfe’s score makes for some of the most interesting and stimulating music to be found in 2020.”


Download Album (SILED1635)
  1. Lorne Balfe - The Subtle Knife
  2. Lorne Balfe - Play the Serpent
  3. Lorne Balfe - Dark Materials: Between the Worlds
  4. Lorne Balfe - A Spectre’s Playground
  5. Lorne Balfe - A New Cardinal Rises
  6. Lorne Balfe - The Witch Queen of Lake Lubana
  7. Lorne Balfe - Children of The Prophecy
  8. Lorne Balfe - The City In The Sky
  9. Lorne Balfe - The Shaman