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Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo 4 Volume 2

Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo 4 Volume 2

Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo 4 Volume 2


Halo 4 Volume 2 Original Soundtrack

Halo 4 Original Soundtrack Volume 2

Halo 4 Original Soundtrack Volume 2 Cover

The soundtrack of Halo 4 (Vol.2) officially released on the 9th of April 2013. Adding to the first volume more of the in game music. In the first post of Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo about Halo 4 you can find more detail on the history surrounding the soundtrack and music of Halo 4 (Here)

 

This updated adds Halo 4 Volume 2 to the collection. While the soundtrack offers some great music, In terms of transcribable music it was sadly lacking. Atonement, Wreckage, Lasky’s Theme and Never Forget (Midnight Version) are great tracks to play on piano (or any instrument) But for a soundtrack of 20 tracks there is little that doesn’t require very specific synthesizer sounds and off key pitches to recreate the music.

 

The following tracks were added

01 – Atonement

02 – Wreckage

03 – Lasky’s Theme

04 – Never Forget (Midnight Version)

Atonement and Wreckage carried a lot of emotion in the music. Lasky’s Theme is tricky. Because it invokes the musicians to end large and grand while it’s design to be kept within certain bounds. Never Forget speaks for itself right ? if it doesn’t you need to play Halo 2 and 3 right now.


Up Next!

You may think hurray ! time for Halo 5 you are a bit too soon.

Up next is the (self named) Digital Soundtrack Collection. We are gonna pick the best tracks from the soundtracks made for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Spartan Assault, Spartan Strike and Halo The Fall of Reach Animated. These are filled with beautiful music yet they get little attention. Only released trough platforms like iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, in other words, Digital Only.

If you say “Now normally you guys work by release date, Halo 5 released before The Fall Of Reach soundtrack released” You are right. however in terms of efficiency, style, and the fact the Spartan top-down games and TFoR share the same composer. The wonderful Tom Salta. We though it more practical to do the so far Digital Soundtracks in 1 package and then start Halo 5 as a brand new project.

So while we are laying the groundwork to turn Halo 5’s majestic music into notes on paper for you all to use. We first would like to offer you this.

Before the Digital Collection is added there most likely is gonna be a very special announcement. Soon…  (I love how 343 has turned the word ‘soon’ into something that makes Halo fans ticklish)

 

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As always you can find the Sheet Music Here

You can find the Official Halo 4 Soundtrack store at Halo4soundtrack.com Other stores like Amazon or Itunes also offer most music.

This post reflects my personal opinion and not that of the Halo Archive in general.

Thanks for reading. Until next time!

– HurryingCandy

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Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo 4 Volume 1

Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo 4 Volume 1

Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo 4 Volume 1


Halo 4 Volume 1 Original Soundtrack

Halo 4 Volume 1 Original Soundtrack

Halo 4 Volume 1 Original Soundtrack

The soundtrack of Halo 4 (Vol.1) officially released on the 22nd of October back in 2012. Now the release and different versions available for purchase got a bit more hectic then previous releases. Halo 4 being a big deal for the fans as well as 343 Industries was a reason for going all out it seem, which also started a nice tradition of Limited Editions Soundtracks.

The Halo 4 Soundtrack release timeline:

  • Halo 4 Original Soundtrack Volume 1 released on the 22nd of October 2012.  (Physical Release and Digital)

 

  • Halo 4 Original Soundtrack Volume 1 Special Limited Edition. Released on the 4th of November. It included (next to the standard OST) a bonus OST remix CD which includes artists like DJ Skee & THX, Gui Boratto, Sander Van Doorn & Julian Jordan, Apocalyptica, Caspa and some more great folks. Along with that also a Vinyl of the remix album with gorgeous art of Chief and Cortana on either side. A bonus DVD of the Making of Halo 4 Music and a book that feature behind the scenes photos and footage from the Abbey Road sessions, and Neil Davidge’s production and composition notes as well as a few words by Kazuma Jinnouchi and Sotaro Tojima. Plus a signed Halo 4 art print by Neil.

 

  • Halo 4 Original Soundtrack Remixes (The one included in the Special Limited Edition) Released digitally only on the 15th of November.

 

  • Halo 4 Original Soundtrack Volume 2 released on the 9th of April 2013. While it’s unknown why this released so much later and only digital. It’s a nice addition. It gave some more of the music that happen in game next to the grander pieces included in the first volume. More info at the bottom of this post.

 

A New Story, Creator, Composer.

Halo 4 Art Key 1

343 Industries had big shoes to fill with Halo 4. The soundtrack side of things was no different. Sotaro ‘Tajeen’ Tojima (Audio Director 343 Industries) and Ken Kato (Executive Audio Producer 343 Industries) had to find a composer who would do justice to the Halo franchise. With Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori being gone and leaving fans more then a bit biased on how a Halo soundtrack should sound like. They didn’t have an easy job.

They gave us Neil Davidge, and man it was a good choice. The album debuted the No. 50 on the billboard 200 chart in the United States, making it the highest-charting game soundtrack ever.

Neil Davidge didn’t do it alone however. While maybe from a marketing perspective it’s better to put his name solely on all material. Neil talks a lot about Andrew ‘Drew’ Morgan who helped him tremendously writing the score and Jeremy Holland Smith who arranged a lot of the music together with Matt Dunkley who also did the orchestration. (Recommend everyone to watch the Making Of Halo 4’s Music video. You get to really understand the team effort it took to make this soundtrack)

That doesn’t dismiss the brilliance Neil put into the music. After arranging the soundtrack to sheet music and having had to listen to it more carefully then people normally would (need to?), I can safely say that it was a brilliant beautiful soundtrack with a unique vibe custom tailored to the Halo 4 story. It honestly fits no where else as good as with the Halo 4 in game vistas and art.

It’s been stated by 343 that Halo 4 was the first attempt to turn Master Chief, from the empty shell Bungie let the player glide into, into a fully formed character. While this mixed with the absence of the original Halo theme first heard in Halo: Combat Evolved made a lot of fans uneasy at first. Because it was simply not what they were used to, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t good or (maybe more important) necessary.

But this piece is not meant to debate the quality of Halo 4 compared to other installments of the franchise. I personally do wanna make the comment when the soundtrack first released along with the game the reception was mixed but also overshadowed by the fact everything was new and took getting used to.


 

Halo 4 Art Key 2


 

The Process, Takes, Time (A Quick Word If I/We May?)

It’s quite normal for our releases to have some time between them. ranging from 7 to 10 months. We are now however almost a year after our last update. I thought it be good to give some explanation. With Halo Legends done and saying goodbye to Martin O’Donnells work.

With Opening 343’s can of music and finding ourselves immersed once more in a new musical landscape we had a feeling we could not let this pass. I could not let this pass. I’ve been arranging Halo Sheet Music since 2007/2008 now and it’s become a huge part of my life. My musical stance is completely orientated around the fact I use my equipment mostly for arranging Halo music. Its become very personal and I wanted to find a way to convey that to all of you who enjoy the music and sheet music. But I also wanted to inspire and support the people making this possible for me. The Artists and Composers and Producers and Grims (Insert another 800 Job descriptions) In short. 343 Industries. So while we did make you all wait a long time rest assured it wasn’t because we were getting lazy. Because !

We decided to do this.

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As the banner states – Coming soon! (Really soon)

More info about the project, wonderful people and details are coming soon in a Special Edition of Scores of Halo!


To Arrive or Revive.

Now back to Halo 4. With volume 1 only having 15 tracks we had an easier task of choosing which tracks to Arranged. The criteria were kept simple. It needed to sound on piano, On anything really without exterior help. After putting the soundtrack trough that test this became the final selection

01 – Awakening
02 – Belly Of The Beast
03 – Requiem
04 – Nemesis
05 – Haven
06 – Solace
07 – To Galaxy
08 – 117 (Composed by Kazuma Jinnouchi)
09 – Arrival
10 – Green and Blue

These 10 tracks reflecting the heart of the Halo 4 Soundtrack while also being playable on an instrument.

Awakening was the first piece we heard and although it went trough a large amount of changes before we as fans got the final version. It has been called the Halo 4 theme. While Belly of the Beast, Requiem, Haven and Solace are more mission specific tracks as they each have their own voice. The somewhat grander pieces like Arrival and Nemesis are the battle pieces. And To Galaxy and 117 heed the call of the Space Opera role a Halo soundtrack demands.

Last but not least the most emotional track I’ve ever heard in a video game, Green and Blue. It was a real challenge to arrange this. Mostly cos I dreamt away while transcribing. It’s so full of emotion and soul. With a very spesific purpose. Representing the relation between Master Chief and Cortana. It has been masterly done and while I greatly adore the work Kazuma Jinnouchi is making for Halo. I really want Neil to come back one day, just once, Please?

 


Up Next ! – Halo 4 Volume 2

Halo 4 Volume 2 Original Soundtrack

Halo 4 Volume 2 Original Soundtrack

When the Halo 4 soundtrack first released the only hint we got at a second volume was within the book that came with the Special Limited Edition. Within this book the soundtrack was called Volume 1. Funny side note in the book Neil Davidge mentioned this.

“Everyone has their favorite piece and wanted it in the album. Tajeen / 343 send various track orders over, non of them within the time margin (78Min) I think if Tajeen had his way we’d have ended up with a 4 CD set!”

Which honestly, who would have said no to that ? Luckily 343 released a second volume (As mentioned before and next to the popular remix album) Sadly they only released digitally but they are available in Flac, which makes it OK I guess (Looks over at Tom Salta) Anyway, it has beautiful pieces on it, and contrary to the first volume, the mix is a little bit more balanced between Neil’s work and Kazuma. 11 tracks by Neil Davidge and 8 by Kazuma Jinnouchi. (An link to the soundtrack store is at the bottom of this post.)

We are finishing up work on the sheet music of the second volume as we speak and hope to share it with you soon. You all deserve a gift after the long wait!


As always you can find the Sheet Music Here

You can find the Official Halo 4 Soundtrack store at Halo4soundtrack.com Other stores like Amazon or Itunes also offer most music.

This post reflects my personal opinion and not that of the Halo Archive in general.

Thanks for reading. Until next time!

– HurryingCandy

@HURRYINGCANDY ON TWITTER

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A Roman In Blue; Chapter 3 – A Halo Short Story

A Roman In Blue; Chapter 3 – A Halo Short Story

CHAPTER 3

Above a Home

JULY 15TH, 2531

13:50 HOURS

ARRIVING ON DESTINATION ECTANUS 45

Aiken stood on the bridge, waiting for the captain as he ran a few orders through his subordinates. He was first on the bridge as always, he loved this ship as any captain of a ship would, that is, if he was indeed a captain. So the Lieutenant made sure to have it running and purring like a kitten. He stood in front of the glass panel in the room, staring at the information it gave him.

 

“Turn twenty degrees starboard. I want this ship docking with Station Delta as soon as possible and standing at the ready for the remaining repairs.” Aiken spoke, his arms clasped across his chest as he stepped away from the panel and towards the window.

He looked out into the void black beyond for a few seconds before turning to MeHaffey and McConnel down in the pilot’s area beside him. “Be as gentle as you can with this bird,”

MeHaffey looked up at him with a smile. “Have we ever been rough with her, sir?” She retorted with a snort, getting her attention back to her controls.

Normally the Lt would say something back, to put her in line after her little joke, but these weren’t normal times. The Lt knew this, so he allowed her the levity of the joke as he gave a chuckle. The Captain came through the doors, making his way down the side of the small hall littered with consoles and people working at their posts.

He gave his good mornings and greetings to the crew and stopped right by a coffee machine where he would obtain his favourite morning drink and pour himself a cup from the small dispenser they had set up on the bridge for the sake of commodity and allowance to be right then and there for when duty calls.

 

“Captain has the con!” Aiken called out, looking at the man who quickly approached. “Good morning, sir,”

Aiken said his arms wrapping behind his back as he remained tidy in front of the Captain, Webb was also a very tidy man himself, worn, but the man still found a way to look like he was apt to regulations.

 

“Morning, Lt,” Webb said, a pause to drink his coffee as he stared out into the black. “Status?” Webb asked Aiken as he looked straight at the man beside him.

“All systems are nominal, sir, we’re running a course to Station Delta right now,”

Aiken said, as he looked out the window, the planet, which looked just like a twin of Earth, but a perfect Earth. At least in his eyes, it laid there in front of them getting closer by the second.

 

“We’ve already been greeted by the Halberd-class UNSC Sprint in Flight’s captain, on wide FLEETCOM broadcast, sir.” Webb nodded, his arm behind his back as he stared at the incoming planet.

“Very good,” he said before turning around, looking at the man beside him taking a quick drink from his cup. “I want you to go with a small party to the surface, greet them in person and provide them with the cargo that we carry for them.”

To which Aiken stared at him for a few seconds, he thought it’d be Webb himself going down there, nevertheless, he nodded. “Yes, sir.” He turned his gaze away enough to see the planet, and it wasn’t long before they were docking with Station Delta.

Once docking procedures were done and the ship gave a light rock as it came to a halt and docked with the station, Aiken turned away and headed out of the bridge, straight for the hangar deck-7, on the way recruiting two Marines in basic olive drab cammies and brown kevlar ponchos over their battle fatigues, who followed the Lt immediately towards the hangar bays.

 

“No weapons, just standard issue handguns.” Private Chance and Akintola both acknowledged the order quickly as they came upon the hangar bays, to see an airman waiting straight outside their cab.

The marines would instantly strap themselves with a pair of M6 pistols from the nearest cache to the pelican, yellow jackets would still be loading the last few crates into the bird’s cargo bay and on their way out they would acknowledge their XO with subtle a ‘sir’ before they would head for their next task. The hangar deck was full of life, marines running PT on the sidelines being escorted by their first officers, technicians doing repairs, pelicans being having the care they deserve to offer the fidelity they always showed.

 

The D77-TC Pelican, purring like a kitten already just waiting as per captain’s orders. “Took your time, sir.” the pilot said with an incredibly thick german accent, it was the Second Lieutenant. Fredrick Müller, he was a pain in the ass, but he was the best.

“Have anything better to do, tonight, Fredrick?” He gestured the two marines inside, and he followed suit only to be followed by Fredrick shortly after. “No, sir,” he responded. “Then let’s get to it,”

Fredrick headed into the cockpit picking up his helmet on the way inside that rested on one of the many littered crates inside, hopping on and sitting down on his seat and began preparations for liftoff as Aiken and the marines sat down and strapped in. There were quite a few crates inside, Aiken counted 9 large crates all either labelled with ONI markings, UEG’s or UNSC, a simple cargo run.

 

“You ready?” Fredrick called from the cockpit peeking his head from the pilot’s seat to the cargo hold area and Aiken gave him the ok.

“We’re ready. Do your thing, airman,” Aiken said, albeit jokingly with the Second Lieutenant, he quickly responded with a short laugh and the cargo hold’s ramp began closing as one of the Privates punched the button beside him as he sat on the last seat row.

“Roger that, sir.”

As the ramp slowly began to close shut, there was a light hiss of air as the light was shut out of the pelican’s cargo hold area, leaving only the dim red lights inside it. The engine began to purr louder and louder as Aiken’s stomach twisted at the unnerving feeling of taking off. It threw him off every time as he felt his feet levitate from the ground, but in reality, he didn’t levitate, the vehicle did.

He felt the ship rock to the side as Fredrick began departing from the hangar bay, heading downstairs, once it was safe enough to stand, and he wouldn’t lose his footing and land face first on the thick, titanium plating, Aiken stood and headed directly for the cockpit, making sure to look out the cockpit to the planet below as he supported himself with the corners of the doorway.

 

“Enjoying the view, sir?”

Fredrick said as he shook in his chair, the atmosphere slowly starting to phase the aircraft as they cut through it like a bullet, fire engulfing outside the cockpit as it descended into the planet’s surface, fire that would die out after a few seconds and would allow Aiken to see the planet below in all its beauty.

 

Fredrick corrected their approach and vector towards the base. “Quite so,” Aiken said.

He turned away to approach the console beside the cockpit outside of it and began tapping on the screen, reading diagnostics of the ship, Fredrick was always impressive in his flying, the Pelican was barely suffering.

 

“Akintola, open the ramp.” He ordered the Marine as he turned to see him and gestured at the button beside him. Inside the cockpit, the second lieutenant would instantly sound off the COMs “This is Tango-Two-Three, Camp Guarnere, we’re approaching your vector in less than two mikes,”

“Yes sir,” Akintola replied as he reached the button once again and punched it, the ramp began to lower and the Aiken approached it as he stared out into the horizon as they flew past the ravines and mountains, holding himself with a support on the side of the Pelican.

The Pelican began to slow down, decreasing its thrust as it descended, arriving at their destination, and not long enough, they were touching down on one of the many landing pads in the base> There was a marine in full gear directing the descent with two green glow sticks in his hands directing them to their designated landing area, once the aircraft touched down, the man turned away, enough to let the air wisp by him as the engines lifted all the dirt from the ground

Aiken stepped down the ramp as the pelican began to power down, and an officer in pure black overalls approached him with three marines, the marines walking directly past him to gather up the crates that were brought straight from Reach. Aiken eyed the woman carefully while she approached him, his hand stretched out to shake her own.

 

“Lieutenant Commander. Richards Aiken, ma’am.” the woman in black grabbed the hand and shook it as she stared inside the pelican’s cargo hold to see the crates being lifted and carried out. “Careful!”

She called out to the men, as she then focused back on the man in front of him. “My apologies, Lieutenant, Captain. Maya Rey. Nice to meet you, Lieutenant,” she said as she stared directly into his eyes unwavering almost as if she was testing his resolve just with a look.

“Nice to meet you too, ma’am” The Lt nodded as he looked inside the pelican to see the last few crates being carried out, he then looked back at the officer before him.

 

“Captain Webb would be here himself, but he stayed to monitor the repairs that are left, ma’am.” She nodded and gave a smile to the man, Aiken thought it was incredibly forced, or fake, ONI always was very much a mix of those two things.

“I’m sure there’ll be enough time for us to greet, just focus on protecting this planet and its inhabitants, Lieutenant. It is a home, for research and for all of us.”

Aiken looked at her for a few seconds and proceeded to nod. A home. Certainly looked like it to him. “Will do, Captain.”

 

“Good, now come, we must discuss the safekeeping procedures,” she said turning around and started for the nearest building from the landing marking. Before doing so, he gestured to the Marines to stay put.

She began to head down towards a small headquarter to which Aiken followed, heading inside through an open doorway which inside would reside a holo table and a couple of officers and COM technicians at the ready listening to every transmission in and out to every active unit. Some of which were garbled, others even had gunfire which peaked the Lieutenant’s interest.

 

“We’ve been dealing with Innie uprising ever since a larger contingent of UNSC forces arrived here back in ‘28 replacing what little CMA presence there was. There was a small rebel contingent which has since grown, we’ve been running constant patrols in every city and town on this planet.” She gestured at the holo table, showing a map of the region.

“Outpost Two-One-Alpha, Cape Vernillo, Base Anders and us, we’re all green, they haven’t reached these sectors yet.” She pointed it out on the map, before swiping left and the map moved to the nearest region.

“Outposts Korengal, Riddick, Ancilla and Lasair City, these are hot zones,” she leant back from the table just enough to look at Aiken. “We need the reinforcements that your ship arrived with to help secure these zones.”

He rubbed his chin in thought, a frown visible in his features as he thought to himself that it wasn’t enough to fight an alien aggressor that hoped to kill us all, but we’d also have to fight our own. His train of thought was quickly interrupted by an agonising moan in pain of a man that was issuing artillery orders and was cut off, possibly by enemy fire.

 

“Well, seems you’re gonna be in good hands, ma’am.” He gave a nod. “We’ll protect this home from land and above.”

Pleased by this, the Captain nodded, “Let’s get to it, then, root out these rats.”


CHAPTER 2 ← → Chapter 4

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A Roman In Blue; Chapter 2 – A Halo Short Story

A Roman In Blue; Chapter 2 – A Halo Short Story

CHAPTER 2

Vortexes

MAY 20TH, 2531

04:00 HOURS

SLIPSPACE VORTEX; DESTINATION ECTANUS 45.

There was a sharp breath, the hiss of compressed, cold air in the background as the Specialist fell from her cryo pod. Coughing out the last of the cryogenic gel in her system as she struggled to breathe. The man beside her looking at her worriedly as he stepped out of his own cryo pod, it was a usual occurrence with the petty officer, of which the man stepped by her crouching down and placing a hand on her back. The room darkened with the exception of a yellow light illuminating the room darkly.

“Calm it, Iz. . .” He said, “It will pass like always.” His voice was like a sweet to her ears, Specialist. Azila Bastila turned enough to take the man in her eyes and proceeded to speak through choked breaths as the effects of her allergy to cryo were ever present. “You know it doesn’t pass. . . It only gets easier to get used to.” She coughed as she leant back, trying to take as much air as she could as her lungs felt compressed.

His voice was like a sweet to her ears, Specialist. Azila Bastila turned enough to take the man in her eyes and proceeded to speak through choked breaths as the effects of her allergy to cryo were ever present. “You know it doesn’t pass. . . It only gets easier to get used to.” She coughed as she leant back, trying to take as much air as she could as her lungs felt compressed.

“You know it doesn’t pass. . . It only gets easier to get used to.” She coughed as she leant back, trying to take as much air as she could as her lungs felt compressed.

“Yeah, well. I still see you breathing, that’s always a good sign.” He said with a smirk, short of mockery. 

This was met with a punch to his shoulder and she spoke once more. “Asshole.”

Specialist Gavin Jameson stood, with an everlasting grin before lending a hand to the woman which she proceeded to take it. was obvious they both had feelings for each other, but they kept it strictly work whenever things went down on the ship, she pulled away those thoughts as she stared into his eyes, then looked at the hand on her own, and pulled herself off the ground as she reached down to grasp the latex, thin clothing that covered her body under her uniform overalls and pulled at it looking inside to see the rash in her body before she looked to her side and saw Lady standing on her data tank.

“Done smooching?” Lady said with a smile, Azi was always creeped out by those blindfolds, that even when it covered her face, she always managed to look straight at them.

“What do you need us for, Lady?” Azi asked looking at the AI in her tank, Gavin stepping directly behind her.

“We’ve got a few decks that need calibration on the systems, Specialist Gavin, that’s you. Specialist Azila, I’ll need you to run diagnostics on the core. After your tasks are done, report back to cryo deck and step back into your pods.”

Lady said with a smile, then a pair of dim lights illuminated the floor, one in green the other in blue. “Please get ready and report to your posts.” Lady then dimmed away from the tank and left the room alone, at least, in essence, she was everywhere in the ship. She was the ship.

Azi looked at Gavin then shrugged, though, it wasn’t long before they were ready and heading to their divided directions, Azi was deep in thought, a data pad in hand as she monitored the older diagnostics on the go from most systems as they slowly updated with new information from Lady, some duties required a human hand, she knew this. Though, Azi didn’t think that Lady liked to admit it that often that she couldn’t do everything on the ship.

Azi was led straight towards the core room of this old horse, nevertheless, it was state of the art with its honeycomb structure and bulky build. She looked around the empty, big room, there were a few cables littered on the ground still, repair tools placed on the desks from the engineers that ran repairs in the middle of the slipstream vortex, even if the ship was asleep Lady would still run people, giving them jobs as necessary throughout the duration of the trip.

Azi stepped closer to one of the many consoles in the room and plugged her datapad as she began coordinating the diagnostics from it and spoke. “Lady, can you tell the engineers to not leave so many cables littered around in this room, please?”

Lady spawned in a tank nearby her and looked at the woman working on the console. “Of course, though, I don’t think they really were all that attentive towards that aspect.”

Azi rolled her eyes, taking a deep breath that was still very ragged as result of her allergies and she coughed quickly. “Well, I know the lead technician likes making me irate. Either knowingly or not, it does.”

Lady stared at the woman before smiling. “I’m sure it is not on purpose, how are the diagnostics?”

“All systems seem to be running nominally, still running a few more checks just to be certain. I’ll check on the engines after.” She said, tapping on the data pad, a recognised pattern if anything, she then unplugged the pad and headed straight for the console beside her to do the same, only to check on the engines.

It was a quick run down of information. Everything was running normally as she proceeded to unplug the pad, and looked towards a room to her left, the blast door closed, but she approached it anyway; the Shaw-Fujikawa Slipstream-Drive room, she thought to herself as she opened the door and stepped in, the drive was purring like a kitten, pulsating almost, Lady appeared on the nearest tank to her as Azi stood there staring at it.

“How long till arrival?” Azi asked, rubbing her cheek as she did, then, fixing her hair into a bun. “57 days, tops.” Azi lifted her eyebrows and sighed audibly. “I hate these damn vortexes. Such a claustrophobic feeling.”

Lady smiled, of course, this damn thing was a coffin in the middle of a black void. “At least you’re not in the smallest room in the ship.” Lady joked.

Azi turned her head towards the AI, staring directly into the piece of cloth that blindfolded her eyes, the AI had taken the figure of that of the Lady Justice. She always thought it interesting, and creepy at the same time as her blindfolded eyes seemed to follow her everywhere she went, she didn’t know the reasons for her appearance, but she thought one of them was so that she could scare the living fuck out of people.

Azi then felt that of her allergies creeping up on her and she coughed, it slowly became difficult to breathe again as she placed her hand on her chest with a grimace. “Fuck being allergic to war,” she muttered lowly, but of course the AI beside her heard her.

“Do you need assistance?” She said, concerned of the woman beside her as her features became a frown, although, mostly hidden by the blindfold, the purse of the digitally generated lips wasn’t hard to see.

Azi waved her off okay, and coughed her way out of the room and back towards the engine room, through difficult breaths, but it would pass, didn’t stop her from hating it as she went back to the exit of the large engine room making her way back to Cryo. ‘Report back to cryo once the job is done’ Lady had said, she did so hesitantly she hated cryogenics. Azi would remain awake for the rest of the trip if it was up to her. But that wasn’t practical, conventional travel would be even worse, she guessed she should be thankful of this, but she wasn’t thankful for the tightness of her chest. 

In her musings, she didn’t realise when she was getting closer to the cryo deck and she didn’t realise she was itching at her entire torso, scratching at it, her chest would feel just as tight as before.

“You’re gonna rip out your clothes.” Gavin pitched in, entering the room, he had seen her on the hall scratching at her chest, near her neck and proceeded to take a Cytoprethaline injector and approached her as she spoke in return. “I fucking hate this.”

She protested as she rolled her sleeve back, revealing the tight latex-like suit below and Gavin would take her forearm in his hand, holding in gently as he approached the needle of the injector and stared at her for a few seconds, there were a few blisters in her wrist that he noted below the sleeve.

“You shouldn’t be around here in these conditions, Iz.” He spoke, concern clear in her voice as he squinted his eyes staring at her. “I don’t have a choice,” she hated the war, she hated cryo and what it did to her. But she hated the Covenant more and what they had done to her. “Not until this war is over.” 

Gavin sighed, but, he understood. “Please, report back to your chambers.” Came a voice suddenly, insisting them to get back into the pods.

Lady blossomed to life as her yellow light illuminated their faces and she stood there in her data tank staring at the crewmembers and Gavin proceeded to push the needle of the Cytoprethaline injector into the antecubital space of Azila’s arm, puncturing the suit just enough in the area so it would go through her flesh as well and injected the drugs into her system.

She grimaced at this but shrugged it off as she raised her arm and placed her free hand against the space and applied little pressure against it. Her pod opened, and she began to step towards it as Gavin watched her briefly then returned to getting himself ready for cryo. Azila stared at her pod before stepping on it and laying down against the gel bed and saw the pod’s door close down on her and her eyes finally closed as she drifted into the deep, elongated sleep. 

She wouldn’t know anything else after this point until awakened again.


CHAPTER 3

Above A Home

Chapter 1 ← → Chapter 3

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A Roman In Blue; Chapter 1 – A Halo Short Story

A Roman In Blue; Chapter 1 – A Halo Short Story

Would like to take a moment before I start, to provide thanks to those who helped, provided inspiration and made this story a reality for me.

WulfwoodSins on Twitter for helping me out greatly with the aspect of the Navy and his experience in it.

Adopter Of Knowledge and HurryingCandy for helping me write, revise and keep it as close to canon as possible.

And Kelly Gay for writing HALO: Smoke and Shadow and providing me with advice and some help!

Without further a due, enjoy Chapter 1 of A Roman in Blue – A Halo Story about the UNSC Roman Blue 


CHAPTER 1

Captain’s Log

MARCH 10nd, 2531

22:00 HOURS

REACH, STATIONARY ORBIT

 

William Webb, paced around the Captain quarters, a slim man, tired expression. His eyes gaunt and lines running across his forehead, an arm remained behind his back, he walked back and forth in the Captain’s Quarters with a slow pacing, collecting his thoughts, his free, unoccupied hand was placed on his chin as he rubbed it gently.

He proceeded to walk closer to his desk but he pulled the chair back first and proceeded to sit down, followed by a gentle sigh and his hand carefully going through his face, before he stared into the Console before him and tapped in the screen gently to record. His hair light, yet greying already, a fatalistic look in his expression as the weariness of the war had obviously gotten to him at this point. He then proceeded to speak.

 

“Captain’s Log, 0532, March 10th, 2531. Commander. William Webb, Captain of the UNSC Roman Blue, identification number 55436-01235-WW. . . At 0600 Hours, the crew woke up, normally, attended the mess hall and proceeded to their respective shops, all system ran nominally, repairs would still underway.” There was a short pause, looking into the screen albeit, he squinted softly for a few seconds prior to looking back at the camera in front of him.

“From 0800 to 0900 Hours, the crew proceeded to clean the ship and then go back to their respective duties, however, at 0950 Hours there was an accident on the Engineering deck and Petty Officer Third Class. Chad Collins Jr, broke his leg falling from the catwalk. . .”

 

And an audible sigh is what followed escaping past his lips, the man looked into the screen thoughtfully, yet his expression remained as fatalistic as ever.

 

“. . . A month of repairs before we can return to the fleet. Captain. Hood has been reassigned to the frigate Burlington in a fleet-support role for the time being as I take command of the ship. I’m sure he’ll make his way back to the front lines soon. God knows we need all the talent we can get. The admiral insisted I stay and witness the dressing down he gave the captain. It was . . . harsh, but deserved.” 

Webb proceeded to shake his head, troubled by the whole ordeal as he began to speak once more. “Disobeying orders and engaging the Radiant Perception near Arcadia was reckless and foolish. He had no chance of defeating that destroyer. If Hood had picked up that log buoy and returned as ordered. . .” His shoulder began to sank a little as the weight of the world seemed to fall on him all of a sudden.

 

“That buoy is out there somewhere, lost, picked up by the destroyer . . . .” He sighed deeply, the weight of the war and the world became more and more apparent. “Godspeed to the folks on the Spirit of Fire. May they find their way home. . .”

Webb, sighed once more and proceeded to tap the button on the screen again as it ceased the recording he stood from his chair, tidily placing it back where it was. “Godspeed. . .”

 

He repeated quietly, tapping his chair and then he started for the door that departs his quarters, he tapped a button on the wall and the blast door proceeded to slid open. And he stepped outside of his personal quarters and went straight to the lift, walking past several groups of sailors some of whom remained on their duties cleaning, repairing the walls, while those who walked past him heading to their destination instantly snapped a crisp salute to the man in the grey uniform, without stopping, walking past him and directly towards their duties with destination to their respective shops.

 

He came towards the lift, tapped the button and the blast doors opened almost instantly and the elevator lights flickered slightly; the power surged over the ship briefly in a hiccup of the machinery, however, he shrugged it off with the knowledge of it being just a hiccup, possibly from the men in engineering and stepped into the elevator and tapped the lowest deck before his arms clasped together behind his back and he stared up at the deck counter, the door closed before him, and not long passed until the elevator was already at its destination several decks down, the doors opened wide and he stepped outside it, heading directly to the bridge to attend his own duties as this ship’s captain, it may be docked for repairs, but it remains operational.

 

This ship was their home, a big home like all the Halcyon-class light cruisers were. Of course, this one was fitted with a certain structure, the popular honeycomb which was a waste of money but made the ship ten times more sturdy and durable, it was a welcome sight rather than a deterrence. It also made this ship as trusty as a 1967 GT Mustang, his father had one of those old hogs, he loved the damn thing. Guess one could say like father like son, they both drove a relic. 

 

He came to a halt in the middle of the way as he gave a glance at one of the portside blast windows, and looked outside at the constant operation and movement of ships in the deep black with the beautiful sight of the green planet below, wide and taking up the entire horizon before it got eaten by the deep black, he was caught looking at it for way too long as his XO tried contacting him through the COM chatter piece he always had in his ear.

 

“Captain?” Said the Lt. Richards Aiken, insistently, wasn’t long before his voice was heard once more. “Captain,” he said, his voice growing more insistent by the second, “Yes, lieutenant?” Webb starting towards the bridge which wasn’t far. “Sir, we’ve got a transmission coming from the line. . . Seems they’re ordering us to get back into the fight,” Aiken said, and Webb’s face features twisted into an uncertain frown. “The repairs?”

“Nowhere close to being done, sir, but most of what’s needed to operate nominally is sufficiently functional.” Webb remained silent for a bit before he casts one last glance from this view at the deeply green planet, “I’m on my way,” this was reponded to, with a quick ‘Aye, aye’ before Webb started for the Bridge again, not being far.

 

Webb, tapped at the blast door controls that led straight to the bridge and stepped inside as they opened both ways leaving them open, a crewmember in red overalls snapping a crisp salute once he saw him walk by him, though, he quickly returned at ease and carried on, once Aiken had the Captain in sight, he called out.

 

“Captain has the con!” And turned to him from the operational glass panel by the observation windows in the front of the structure, Webb grabbed himself a cup of Coffee.

“Commo, would you be so kind as to put the transmission on the screen?”

 

Lieutenant Junior. Evelyn Meyer nodded quickly, and placed the transmission on the nearest screen to Webb while he took a sip from the cup, he stepped closer to the screen and squinted his eyes when he caught a glance of Preston Cole on the screen before him, the transmission freezed.

 

“Play it,” he said which was immediately obeyed by Meyer with a subsequent ‘aye, Captain’ and Webb’s free arm was behind his back, Aiken stepped closer to the man as the transmission began playing.

 

The man in the screen was weary, yet entirely resolute, his shoulders high and stiff while he stared at the screen, his jaw locking in a certain position of frustration, the conflict had gotten very weary these years, for all of us. Webb could see it was getting to Cole as well, but yet, he found himself believing that it didn’t, Cole was the bright mind we deserved and needed.

 

“Let me cut this short. . . The UNSC Roman Blue is being redirected to the Ectanus 45 system with a small contingent of three ships, with the objective of safeguarding of an important UNSC installation, effective immediately. Your repairs will continue on the Orbit of the moon of Eiro, there’s a station there that will supply you with all the repairs necessary.” There was a brief pause, his hand carefully rubbed against his chin in thought.

“Have it so, that if it seems that the installation is about to fall into enemy hands, destroy it from orbit. You have your orders, Captain. Over and Out.” Cole reached forth and closed the transmission and the screen went black as the prerecorded transmission was pulled, and once again the screen showed a layer of information and stats.

There was a short sigh from Webb before he took a long sip from his coffee and turned to Aiken. “Begin preparations, close off any and all decks that can be exposed to vacuum in case of malfunction.” Aiken stared at him for a few seconds before he gave a certain answer “Yes sir,”

 

Webb moved away and stood in front of the AI data tank and the screen before him and the AI slowly fluttered to life, her avatar projected on the data tank and stared up at the man, a slender, yellow woman, long hair and a small piece of cloth covering her eyes; LDY 2235-5, better known as Lady.

 

“Lady, status report?” She looked from him to the glass panel and brought up schematics of the ship, overlaying the areas that could be exposed to vacuum in a bright red.

“If the plating gives out during a Slipstream jump, we could lose these sectors, not many, though, only four.” Webb nodded and proceeded to speak in return. “Evacuate any personnel from those areas, close them off. Pilots, start uncoupling procedures,”

He pressed a button on the below the glass panel, keying in the ship’s intercoms “This is your Captain, we’re departing Reach, any and all personnel man your stations, weekend passes are revoked as of this point.”

 

There was a short pause and he looked outside the main window bow, seeing the two pilots; Rebecca MeHaffey and Derek McConnel jumping down to the ladders and sat down at their respective controls, but beyond, laid Reach in all its beauty, both of them began tapping their screens and preparing this old bird for departure, engaging the engines not long after.

 

“We’re going back out into the deep black, all nonessential personnel report to Cryo stations. I repeat, all nonessential personnel report to Cryo stations.” He let go of the button, and Lady continued relaying the respective messages on the intercom.

“Are we ready?” He asked and he turned to Aiken, to which he responded with a nod. “All personnel accounted for, engines keyed and ready, all systems seem to be running nominally.” Webb nodded back then placed his cup in the panel and clasped his arms behind his back.

 

“Initiate uncoupling procedure, and key in the coordinates for Ectanus 45, Nav.” The navigation’s officer acknowledged the order with a quick ‘aye aye, sir.’ and he began the calculations on his screen being quickly taken over by Lady as she spoke. “Wow, I can do this in less than a second, officer.”

With a little snarky tone, which brought a smile to the weary man, Webb turned away from the screen, taking the coffee in his hand and looked at his crew.

 

“Get us out of here.”

 

Webb turned and stared at the planet in front of them, voices all around him while they prepared to leave dock, Commo relaying a message about their departure waiting for approval, Webb remained staring at Reach, taking in all its beauty one last time, his thoughts remained with his wife and kid, a hand being placed in his chest. Where an image would rest below his officer jacket and took a sip from his coffee and turned away from it, after he reached for that cup of coffee he had set before him and began walking down the bridge to check on the rest of his crew. A gentle rock could be felt as he moved and the ship began moving, leaving Gamma Station after their departure was approved, his balance never wavering in the meantime, walking down the small areas in the bridge. 

 

“As soon as we’re away from Reach’s gravitational vector; jump,” Webb spoke, directing the orders to his crew,  his arm clasped behind his back, his mind leaving Reach behind and focusing solely on his duty to the men and women of the Roman Blue as he sipped his coffee, dark and grim, bitter just like he liked it. . .

 


CHAPTER 2

Vortexes

Chapter 2

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A Heavy Price Paid – A Halo Poem

A Heavy Price Paid – A Halo Poem

A Heavy Price Paid – A Poem Dedicated to those who Survived the Flood.


Shaky breaths, over and over, as the sounds of agony, filled his mind,

Oh, thou, broken fellow whom survived the greatest peril.

A flood lay waste to his brothers and sisters in arms.

His mind shattered like glass, as the sounds of agony filled his thoughts.

 

Here lie thy in peril, shaking in the midst of night.

Alone in the dark, sidearm in hand.

Oh, thou, who survived great terror.

Whom would you be if that flood returns?

 

Shaky breaths, the agony that will never leave.

A cold barrel pressed against thy sweaty forehead.

But courage lacks, to complete the deed.

Oh, thou, who survived insurmountable terror.

 

Lie in fright as the night cripples you.

Oh, thou, poor heavy soul who survived a flood.

Thy heart, heavy and weary, thine mind shattered.

How long will thy soul persist in this dance with thou desires?

How long will this elegy of a flood of death, persevere in thy shattered mind?

 

Oh, thou… Who persevere through great peril and agony.

When will thou nightmares cease, prolonging such pain in thine heavy heart?

Oh, thou, who live on and suffer thy horrors every day and every dusk, hearing voices and cries of agony.

Whom survived a flood of rotten flesh and death.

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Homeri Carmina Nostra – A Halo Poem

Homeri Carmina Nostra – A Halo Poem

Homeri Carmina Nostra – A Poem Dedicated to the Domus Diaspora.


Overpopulation of our Earth and Wars to come would wake a new era,

Leaving our home planet of Earth, we sought out new frontiers, beyond our bright blue skies,

New beginnings rose from the dirt, as we began to look up to the stars, and wonder,

Wonder what it had in store for us, and went out to venture into those same stars that we saw in the night sky,

 

Luna, our first new world, would rise from the dark void, as we journeyed there beyond centuries ago, 

Our feet stood on the pale lustrous soil of the moon, and when we did, we dared look up,

Tiny dots scattered across the dark sky, all the opportunities for us and it were all up for grabs,

We felt like we deserved the universe as our feet stood beyond our green soil on that pale moon again,

 

So we ventured deeper into our solar system, taking a hold of what was ours, our worlds,

What became of this endeavour for humanity, however, slowly became a gamble of war, 

Our worlds fell to conquest and asunder as we fought each other for territory and land, 

Koslovics and Friedens at each other’s throats, knife held deep, lacerating flesh,

 

War, that would leave many shattered and broken, 

From our soil in Earth to the farthest reaches of our Solar system, 

With our enemies destroyed, a treaty would sign peace,

But a new threat would lurk in the dark, after our conflicts,

 

Our colonies would be subjected to overpopulation and famine, 

But once more, light would be shed in our darkest moments, 

In our refusal to give out, humanity’s best would achieve salvation, 

Granting us the possibility to look past our star, and expand beyond our cluster,

 

A diaspora, the greatest diaspora would arise from our chaos,

As we embarked far too deeply, defiant into that howling dark, 

And dared the skies to swallow us whole, as we wagered towards our new worlds, 

Worlds that awaited us beyond our home, and worlds we would dare call home as well, 

 

Our destiny would be clear, as we set sail for the greatest incursion of all,

Not with weapons, or death, but with hope and aspirations for the future,

Our greatest odyssey, enterprising into our new worlds, 

Leaving our past and history behind, as our blue planet would be farther and farther away, 

 

The greatest leap for mankind, begins with all but peace, taking a small step forward each time. 

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Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – The Halo Sheet Music Collection

Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – The Halo Sheet Music Collection

Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – The Halo Sheet Music Collection


Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – The Collection Stats

The Halo Sheet Music Collection on The Halo Archive

 

Halo Combat Evolved Sheet Music – 14 Tracks over 45 pages

Halo 2 Volume 1 Sheet Music – 10 Tracks over 30 pages

Halo 2 Volume 2 Sheet Music – 12 Tracks over 32 pages

Halo 3 Sheet Music Part 1 – 8 Track over 22 pages

Halo 3 Sheet Music Part 2 – 14 Tracks over 37 pages

Halo Wars Sheet Music – 12 Tracks over 25 pages

Halo 3: ODST Sheet Music, Part 1 – 10 Tracks over 24 pages

Halo 3: ODST Sheet Music, Part 2 – 10 Tracks over 30 pages

Halo: Reach Sheet Music, Part 1 – 9 Tracks over 25 pages

Halo: Reach Sheet Music, Part 2 –  9 Tracks over 20 pages

Halo: Legends Sheet Music – 15 Tracks over 35 pages

A total of 123 tracks with a total of  325 pages!

9 Years… 9 Long Years.

Halo Sheet Music Collection

The Halo Sheet Music Collection Logo

Well, That was fun. After 9 years of making sheet music for Halo this is the result so far. We are quite proud of it. Since the last update on Scores of Halo we have remade the sheet music to Halo 2, 3, Wars and ODST.

This coincided with the fact that those soundtracks where arranged when we still used Musescore 1. We are now working with Musescore 2 and it shows. All sheet music in the Collection now is (hopefully) without faults. The Graphic and layout part have also gotten a good look at. And it’s noticeable too, cutting sometimes between 1 to 5 pages of a score.

The Layout is consistent as are the placements for Side Note’s, Tempo and Dynamic changes.

Also all tracks have new MIDI files so as to not leave any change between the MIDI and the PDF versions you can get.

We hope that the Halo fans out that with a musical side to enjoy this. And help other people find this. It’s our contribution to the Halo Community that has been incredible over the past 15 years ! (P.S. Happy B-Day Halo!)

We have tons of respect for Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori for all their work on Halo in the past, and their colleagues.

When they left and 343 had to fit their shoes we were a little bit scared. But Neil Davidge didn’t fail. Neither did Kazuma Jinnouchi, Tom Salta, The Teams from the Anniversary Editions and we have high hopes for Gordy Haab and the people at Finishing Move (Brian Lee White and Brian Trifon)

We as hardcore Halo Soundtrack fans thank and respect you!


We Are Just Getting Started

Now this may sound like a “we are done, goodbye” kinda post but it isn’t. Rest Assured.

We are already burying ourselves deep in the Soundtrack to Halo 4. Which isn’t easy because there are so many good tracks down there it’s easy to get stuck (Green and Blue anyone ?) And the plan for a Collection of the so far only Digitally released works ( Assault, Strike, FUD, FofR ) is also creeping around.

That was it! Short but sweet I hope. Next update will be Halo 4 Volume 1 !

 

As always you can find the Sheet Music on The Halo Archive Forums HERE

 

Thanks for reading. Until next time!

– HurryingCandy

@HURRYINGCANDY ON TWITTER

HURRYINGCANDY ON THE HALO ARCHIVE FORUMS

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Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo: Legends

Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo: Legends

Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo: Legends Original Soundtrack Sheet Music


Halo: Legends Original Soundtrack:

Halo Legends Soundtrack Cover

Halo Legends Soundtrack Cover

The Soundtrack to Halo Legends was written by Yasuhara Takanashi, Naoyuki Hiroko and Tetsuya Takahasi. With themes used from Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. With additional composition and arrangements from Tilman Sillescu, Alexander Roeder, Alex Pfeffer, Markus Schmidt, Robin Hoffmann, Marco Jovic and David Christiansen.

Halo Legends released on the 16th of February 2010 on DVD and Blu-Ray. The Original Soundtrack released on the 9th of February in the same year.

Halo Legends in a collection of 7 short anime type films set in the Halo Universe.  One of the first Halo projects by the at the time, still young studio, 343 Industries.

The episodes include:

“Prototype” by the Animation Studio Bones, “Odd One Out” by Toei Animation.”Origins” part 1 and 2 and “The Babysitter” by Studio 4˚C, “The Package” by Casio Entertainment, “The Duel” by Production I.G and “Homecoming” by Bee Train and Production I.G.

The soundtrack logically has more of a cinematic vibe to it then the other Halo Soundtracks. While most of the tracks are remakes from the old Halo 2 and 3 Soundtracks. There are some new tracks that contain more switches in the style of music then what we are used to with Halo Soundtracks.

 


The Legend Continues:

Halo Legends Cover Art

Halo Legends Cover Art


With Halo Legends we finally started to finish the work that we always had something lying around of. We treated it like a bigger project then before. Looking more at how to play and converting big orchestral music to piano.

During our work on Legends we had to dig in our old Halo CE and 2 work because of the recurring theme’s. Seeing the difference in time and experience we decided to start working on re-releases everything up to ODST. We looked at it and decided that what we had accomplished so far showed huge improvement.

You have already seen this in the re-release of Halo Combat Evolved’s Sheet Music.

Halo Legends gave us the incentive to redo Halo 2 and 3. Graphically mostly with some overhauls. We tested it with CE and the result was well received so Halo Legends brought another positive spin on the collection then just it’s own new sheet music.

Halo Legends just is a brilliant soundtrack.

So without further ado, we present Halo Legends in the Sheet Music Collection!


Halo: Legends in The Sheet Music Collection:

01 – Ghosts of Reach
02 – Opening Suite 2
03 – Machines and Might
04 – Blade and Burden
05 – Steel and Light
06 – Impend
07 – True Arbiter
08 – Unforgotten
09 – Shattered Legacy
10 – Out of Darkness
11 – High Charity Suite 2
12 – Sacred Icon Suite
13 – Rescue Mission
14 – Here in Peril
15 – Finale 2


Choosing Paths:

With Halo Legends relying on existing themes, it was a bit easier to make more sheet music. Initially we filtered on music that was fun and possible to arranged and play on other instruments ( Mainly Piano ) and then taking what we already had and tried to do most of the new stuff. Some old ones are in here like “Ghosts of Reach”, “Impend” and  “Unforgotten”. Each having enough of a twist to make it fun and new.

What remained were new tracks created specially for Legends. Some tracks fit perfectly with only one episode. Like the episode “The Duel”. Other tracks came round multiple times. There are massive tracks like “Sacred Icon Suite 2”, “Machines and Might”, High Charity Suite 2″ and Rescue Mission”.

And there are subtle and soft tracks like “”Shattered Legacy”, “Blade and Burden” and “Steel and Light”.

From the old and never fail tracks like “Truth and Reconciliation” to made to fit tracks like “True Arbiter” to the new memorable tracks like “Rescue Mission”.

We hope we have an accurate representation of the Halo Legends Soundtrack. To most memorable and the most fun to play. We hope you enjoy these new pieces !

As always you can find the Sheet Music on The Halo Archive Forums HERE


Rearrangement Dilemma:

 .Halo 2 Original Soundtrack Volume 1 CoverHalo 2 Original Soundtrack Volume IIHalo 3 Original Soundtrack Cover.

Halo 2 Volume 1, Halo 2 Volume 2 and Halo 3’s Original Soundtrack Cover

In addition to this update which brings Halo Legends to the Halo Sheet Music Collection. There will also soon be an update to the Sheet Music of Halo 2 and 3. ( As mentioned before )

Much like the remake of the Sheet Music for Halo: Combat Evolved. The update will focus on the graphical part of it all.

While some tracks get a complete overhaul most tracks will be the same with minor alterations. This is all in the effort of brining up the older material to our current standard and quality we aim for. Being more then pleased with the effect it had on Halo CE’s Sheet Music we thought it appropriate to give Halo 2 and 3 the same dedication.

So Halo 2 and 3 are getting a makeover. BUT we are currently working in overdrive, to immediately begin work on Halo 4 alongside the remakes.

There will be a separate small update once this is complete for both Halo 2 and Halo 3. While the update will roll from disc to disk. So keep an eye out because the updates to the will come sooner then the final notice of completion.


Up Next !

The Next Large update will be Halo 4!

Halo 4 Soundtrack Cover

Halo 4 Soundtrack Cover

The First Game by 343 Industries. The next step for Halo. Also musically. Finding a replacement for the legacy Marty and Mike left behind was not an easy thing to do. Riddled with a labyrinth of opinions, preferences and first time moments 343 gave us a soundtrack Composed and Produced by Neil Davidge…..

And it was awesome!

As always. Thanks to The Halo Archive for the supportive environment and Special thanks to my music teacher for always being open to the weird stuff I trow at him.

Thanks for reading. Until next time!

– HurryingCandy

@HURRYINGCANDY ON TWITTER

HURRYINGCANDY ON THE HALO ARCHIVE FORUMS

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Halo Sheet Music:  Scores of Halo – Halo CE Version 2

Halo Sheet Music: Scores of Halo – Halo CE Version 2

Halo Sheet Music:  Scores of Halo – Halo CE Version 2


For the main Scores of Halo post on the Halo Combat Evolved Sheet Music. Please go Here


– This “Stuff” Is Your History. It Should Remind You Grunts Of What We’re Fightin’ To Protect!

Halo Combate Evolved Soundtrack

 

After years of transcribing and arranging, and the completion of the Halo: Reach Sheet Music. We reached (no pun intended) The end of the Bungie era of soundtracks. Yet the first Halo Soundtrack 343 Industries release was Halo: Legends. Which was filled with themes by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori reimagined.

So the next update to the Halo Sheet Music Collection you will see will be Halo Legends. Which will complete the Marty and Mike era. Which perhaps is maybe even more important.

You will find more on the history of this soundtrack Here

So imagine this as the last steps before the new and greater journey.


A Little Nostalgic Talk:

While we were looking back with fondness on the Soundtracks and the Sheet Music. We noticed something we weren’t really happy with. All tough, granted, it was the first and we learned the most of the soundtrack to Combat Evolved. The “old” version ( Which WAS available to you), did not live up to the standard we want to deliver to you all.

SO, we redid it all…… Mostly Graphically while some pieces required an overhaul. We remade it in our current style. We wanted to leave the Marty and Mike era behind us with dignity and be able to look back without saying “I wish we fixed this and that”

Adding a new track to make it up, here is the remake for Halo: Combat Evolved.


Halo Combat Evolved in The Sheet Music Collection:

01 – Opening Suite
02 – Truth and Reconciliation
03 – Brothers in Arms
04 – Enough Dead Heroes
05 – Perilous Journey
06 – A Walk in the Woods
07 – Under Cover of Night
08 – Covenant Dance
09 – The Maw
10 – On A Pale Horse
11 – Dust and Echoes
12 – Halo
13 – Halo ( Siege of Madrigal )
14 – Halo Love Theme Sketch ( Unreleased )

Halo Sheet Music:  Scores of Halo – Short But Sweet

 

The series of Scores of Halo continues !

The series of blog posts was originally intended for the work that was already finished, looking back on previous soundtracks. But the reception has been so well we are going to keep this style on the blog here on The Halo Archive.

The next post of Halo Sheet Music:  Scores of Halo will focus on Halo: Legends.

As always, You can find all sheet music here!

HALO SHEET MUSIC THREAD ON THE HALO ARCHIVE FORUMS

Until next time!

– HurryingCandy

@HurryingCandy on Twitter

HurryingCandy on The Halo Archive Forums

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