Brian Tyler

Frank Herbert's Children of Dune [Original Television Soundtrack]

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Brian Tyler's score for the Sci-Fi channel's miniseries Children of Dune has an appropriately grandiose, menacing feel befitting an epic science-fiction saga. The mostly orchestral score mixes sweeping, John Williams-esque pieces like the main title and "Summon the Worms" with softer moments such as "Arrival of Lady Jessica" and Middle Eastern-inspired tracks like "Revolution" and "Inama Nushif." It's a well-balanced collection of music, moving from the stately "Dune Messiah" to the brooding "Leto Atreides II" to tense, treacherous pieces like "Jihad" and "Rya Wolves" while still remaining cohesive, and "My Skin Is Not My Own," "Horizon," and "The Golden Path" evoke the desert sandscapes of the miniseries, but for all its competency, the soundtrack rarely sounds distinctive. Fans of the miniseries may enjoy Children of Dune as a musical souvenir, but too much of the score sounds too generic to be appealing outside of that context.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Frank Herbert's Children of Dune, television film score
1 3:49
2 2:40
3 1:36
4 2:01
5 2:45
6 3:09
7 2:44
8 3:52
9 1:08
10 3:15
11 1:34
12 3:12
13 3:00
14 1:03
15 1:20
16 3:03
17 1:04
18 2:03
19 3:50
20 1:28
21 1:24
22 1:11
23 1:23
24 2:28
25 2:10
26 1:18
27 2:08
28 2:33
29 1:36
30 1:37
31 1:16
32 1:43
33 3:25
34 1:16
35 1:34
36 1:30
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