W.G. Snuffy Walden

8 Composers…

Television scores set the tone of a show. They should be unobtrusive while also enhancing each scene. Many of these guys are actually more well-known for their movie soundtracks, but they have also composed some of my favorite music for television.

1. Bear McCreary
Battlestar Gallactica, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Eureka, DaVinci’s Demons, Defiance, Constantine, Black Sails, The Walking Dead, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Outlander
This clip explains how he created a very cool piece of music for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in season two that syncs with the actor’s performance:



2. W.G. Snuffy Walden
Thirtysomething, The Wonder Years, My So-Called Life, Roseanne, Sports Night, Once and Again, Felicity, The West Wing, Men of a Certain Age, Friday Night Lights, Nashville, Aquarius
This list does not come close to all the shows he has worked on, but I tried to pick out the titles that were most well-known. This is the opening theme to Friday Night Lights:



3. Christophe Beck
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Practice
A selection from season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer:



4. Michael Kamen
From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers
The opening theme to From the Earth to the Moon (which gives me chills every time):

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