The Halo Sheet Music Collection

The Halo Sheet Music Collection

Welcome to the Halo Sheet Music Collection

By HurryingCandy


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The Halo Sheet Music Collection Book 1/7

Halo Combat Evolved / 2 / 3 / Wars / 3 ODST / Reach / Legends Sheet Music:

Book 1

Book 1

Book 2

Book 2

Book 3

Book 3

Book 4

Book 4

Book 5

Book 5

Book 6

Book 6


Book 7

Book 7









Always 7, Why Always 7 ?

Now for the explanation to this wall of beautiful cover art made by StellarStateLogic

3 years go I received the works I had made up till then bundled in a Hardcover book from my Friends and Family.

From this an Idea grew. What if, Now bear with me here, What if we bundled all the Halo Sheet music and made them into book? Like Really Piano Books?

After some convincing I wasn’t kidding, My teacher and I set out to do just that. Step one, Update all the Sheet music we ever made. Make it all look nice and tidy. Step two, Get help from people to design and make layouts and fine tune everything from Grammar to style.

Kudos To: StellarStateLogic, She Sangheili, Will, Gob, Adv Jones (Brother Jones).

Finally Make a consistent set of book and bring them to a book printer. Collect an ungodly amount of money and print !

Ok that sounds easy but what I hoped would take a year took 3. When we finally had our books it looked so awesome. But how to share this with all of you ? We decided to make the material into a sort of E-book. A PDF. you can all now enjoy the Sheet Music in these wonderfully designed books. All books contain a foreword, Easy Content page (Click on the song you want and it jumps right to it) And all the sheet music is redone and looks and reads beautifully.

I Will Speak, And You, Shall Listen….

Easy Q’s are.

Q: Is it all still free ?

A: Yes, As much was we’d want to publish this material within physical books would require a huge amount of labor and work that we cannot afford. To start asking money would break the rules as the music originally belongs to their original composers and publishers. This material is meant solely for entertainment in private setting as we must all realize we are able to enjoy these works by the good graces of the rightful owners.

Q: Where can I find it?

A: In the same place as always. While the Halo Archive is undergoing a large remodeling of the website we will continue to use the forums. After their site is complete it may be moved to it’s own dedicated webpage here within the Archive’s Website. But any changes will of course be made known. ( http://www.haloarchive.com/forum/topic/816-halo-sheet-music/ )

Q: I can’t access the PDFs or MIDI zip files. Why ?

A: At the moment the Forums are giving s an error for people who aren’t logged in. We are currently trying to fix this. In the meantime you can create an account to bypass this. If you still can’t access it with an account there is a different problem occurring. We are also fixing this as we speak.

Q: Can I print it and use it myself and rearrange your work?

A: Yes you can print it and yes you may use the material as long as it’s non profit. However the PDF’s are locked to a degree, To protect the works and the Artists involved. You can write over the notes to other instruments, you can arrange it into your own piece. But remember 2 things. Respect Copyright Law and Avoiding printing on paper is better for the environment.

Q: Why are you doing all this for free?

A: Cos I want to. This all began and still mostly is meant for myself to enjoy. I chose to share it with everyone. Thinking about how someone would want it and it just lying around in a drawer only used by me doesn’t sit well with me. This Community has given so many people so much. I’ve made so many friend and learned so much doing all this. It’s a real Journey.

Q: Is this all the reason why it’s been so quiet?

A: Yep. It’s been a lot of work and with regular life never ceasing it ultimately took time away from arranging.

Q: I don’t see Halo 4’s Sheet Music. Did you remove it ?

A: No. It’s still in the thread on the forums. as will the next couple of soundtrack.  Part one of this project contained the first 7 soundtracks. Halo 4 is the 8th. We will continue to make Sheet Music. And once they are done we will keep sharing. However to put them into a book costs much time and effort. We decided to group them. So when we have a good amount of new sheet music. We will put those into books. The work will continue as it always has. The delivery can just sometimes change.


That’s All for now Folks. I’ll be back soon with the next update to the Digital Collection of Soundtracks. FUD/Assault/Strike/TFoR

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 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



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Analysis of Halo: Fracture’s “Oasis,” the Prequel to Halo: Envoy

Analysis of Halo: Fracture’s “Oasis,” the Prequel to Halo: Envoy

Author’s note: this essay was written before Halo: Envoy’s release and published before I read it, which is why the section discussing “Oasis” as a groundwork for the novel is so very short.

Jat’s was the worst death in all of Halo. It was a coldly cynical death. Empty and brutal.

And it was narratively perfect.

On three separate levels.

To begin with, I must accentuate the fact that Jat’s death is consistent within the confines of the short story “Oasis” itself. While the manner in which this simple act both follows up on threads and lays groundwork for future fiction is impressive, those are both secondary. As discussed in my last article, moments in stories need to work first in their own context before operating on a different layer, such as a reference, callback, cameo, etc. (Smoke and Shadow). Oasis” was not marketed as the opening chapter to Envoy or as part of a series. It was released in Halo: Fractures as a standalone short story. Therefore, Jat’s death needs to make sense without referring to outside media. And it does.

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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



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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



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The Heart of Halo 5: Fireteam Osiris

The Heart of Halo 5: Fireteam Osiris

“If you don’t have those quiet little human stories, it doesn’t matter how many planets you blow up, nobody’s gonna care.”

This is a quote from the Halo 5 ViDoc, released by IGN back in July 2015. In one sense, I could say that Halo 5 has accomplished this. Both Meridian and Sanghelios undergo horrific events during the game. For Meridian, it’s the Guardian waking; for Sanghelios, it’s seeing the end of a civil war so traumatic it was called the Blooding Years [Halo Waypoint]. What makes the tragic and victorious atmospheres of these planets work are the small stories you can hear.

The increasingly-hopeful reports from Evelyn Collins, who we later hear crying for help on the space elevator. The saga of the ‘Arach brothers, the defection of Rhu ‘Vrath. All these give a sense of who is being lost or saved as the world is lost or saved. Why should we care for Meridian if not for the people returning to scrape out a life? Why should we care for Sanghelios if not for the people fighting for freedom?

So again, in a sense, Halo 5 accomplished this act of having quiet little human (or Sangheili) stories to show us why these planets are worth saving. However, in the ViDoc, this statement was tied specifically to the larger arc of Halo 5 and the two Spartan teams we follow:

“You got this big galaxy-spanning story – oh there’s these attacks that are happening on colonies, there’s this massive destruction that’s happening, somebody stop it, somebody save the day – but at the heart of it is again this story of these two families and these two things that they want. And if you don’t have those quiet little human stories, it doesn’t matter how many planets you blow up, nobody’s gonna care.”

Did Halo 5 succeed in creating a these quiet little human stories for Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris?

This piece will be focused primarily on the latter; for Blue Team, the answer can be found on the Tumblr blog Arbiter Analysis. As for Fireteam Osiris, the answer is both “no” and, very emphatically, “yes!”

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Sarah Palmer: Strong Female Character (TM)

Sarah Palmer: Strong Female Character (TM)

Sarah Palmer is a lot of things – loyal, hypocritical, problematic – and whether intentional or not, Sarah Palmer is also a deconstruction. Sarah Palmer embodies much of the Strong Female Character™ stereotype seen in a great deal of media, but at the same time, her story ends up avoiding many of the clichés such characters fall into.

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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!


Until next time!

– HurryingCandy

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