‘The Mandalorian: Season 2, Volume 1’ Soundtrack Now Available
Instead of releasing the new music on a weekly basis, Lucasfilm have opted to instead release the second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian‘s original soundtrack in two volumes – the first of which is now available with today’s release of the Disney+ show’s fourth episode.
Disney has confirmed that the score for the sophomore season of The Mandalorian is now available to purchase. The press release reads as follows:
Walt Disney Records releases the digital soundtrack from Season 2 of The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm’s multiple Emmy®-winning live-action series, streaming exclusively on Disney+. The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 1 (Chapters 9-12) digital album features score by Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Tenet, Black Panther) and is available HERE. The release will be followed by The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 2 (Chapters 13-16) digital album available on December 18.
Earlier this year, Göransson won his first Emmy for The Mandalorian – Chapter 8: Redemption in the Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) category. For the first season of The Mandalorian, Göransson released eight full-length albums, one album per episode, with recurring themes throughout the season. This season, he will release the soundtrack in two volumes containing new musical themes, sounds and ideas.
The score and character themes feature instruments played by Göransson including the bass recorder, woodwinds, drums, guitars, piano and percussion. The organic elements from those instruments are then infused with tech sounds and a cinematic orchestra.
Whatever the reason, Lucasfilm has opted to release the new compositions in a compilation release rather than in several small anthologies. The new format will likely be the standard for The Mandalorian – and perhaps other major Disney+ productions – going forward.
The first season of The Mandalorian is streaming exclusively on Disney+. The second season is currently airing on Disney+ and will wrap up before the end of the year. A third season is currently being written by Jon Favreau and is in pre-production for an unknown release window, while actor Giancarlo Esposito has indicated that there are plans for at least four seasons.
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