Diablo III Soundtrack
Diablo III Soundtrack
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Twenty years ago, when myou ortal heroes vanquished the Lord of Destruction, the archangel Tyrael sacrificed himself to destroy the corrupted Worldstone. Now a mysterious comet has fallen on New Tristram. The dead have begun to rise, and dire prophecies warn that the end times are at hand. Yet hope endures, for new heroes have resolved to challenge their dark destiny. These are the songs of the Eternal Conflict: the seductive call of demonic corruption, the implacable thunder of angelic wrath, and the growing courage of humanity. Evil has returned to the world of Sanctuary, but human champions will stand and fight, even in the face of Terror.

About the Production
The haunting and iconic music of the Diablo series holds a special place in the hearts of all of us at Blizzard Entertainment, as well as our players. In Diablo III, the palette of timbres and melodies has expanded from Sanctuary to the roiling cauldron of the Hells, and to the very gates of Heaven. We sought a sound as timeless as the Eternal Conflict itself, and one that would contrast with Blizzard’s other sonic worlds. To this end, we began by paying homage to the eclectic mosaic of guitars, flutes and small ensembles which first greeted players outside Tristram fifteen years ago. Venturing further into Diablo III, we encounter bold new orchestral forces, recorded in a large concert hall, instead of a modern studio. Two choirs were recorded in Europe, their unique vocal inflections and tone adding a dimension fresh to the ear. British male voices provide the soaring power of the Heavens, while the subtle beauty of an Irish choir lends a seductive siren’s entreaty to the Hells. Smaller groups were recorded than in our prior works, allowing individual voices to remain discernable, a piece of the overall emotion conveyed by each. We hope your journey through the musical world of Diablo III is delightfully perilous and epic.
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Composers: Russell Brower, Derek Duke, Glenn Stafford, Joseph Lawrence, Neal Acree, Laurence Juber, Edo Guidotti

Special Musical Thanks:Matt Uelmen

Score Performed by:Pacific Symphony, Conducted by Eímear Noone

Orchestration: Bill Liston, Penka Kouneva

Scoring Mixer: John Kurlander

Diablo Guitars/Dulcimer: Laurence Juber, Matt Uelmen

Flutes: Pedro Eustache

Electric Cello: Tina Guo

Keys/Pipe Organ: Russell Brower, Derek Duke, Glenn Stafford

Additional Guitars: Neal Acree, Adam Howe

Solo Vocals: Kala Balch

Choral Performances for "The Hells" By: ANÚNA, Director - Michael McGlynn

Soloists: Lucy Champion, Miriam Blennerhassett, Lynn Hilary, Eunan McDonald

Choir: Miriam Blennerhassett, Lucy Champion, Michael Dawson, Eoghan Desmond, Monica Donlon, Elaine Donnelly, Lynn Hilary, Hugo Leeney, Vincent Lynch, Eunan McDonald, Paul McGough, Daniel Mac Manus, Tara McNeill, Rory Musgrave, Maeve O Hara, Ronan Sugrue, Victoria Warwick, Rebecca Winckworth

Choral Performances for "The Heavens" By: London Voices, Director - Terry Edwards

Live Sessions and Orchestration Produced By: Edo Guidotti

Supervising Music Copyist: Dave Wells

Music Copyists: David Beatty, Karen Smith, Cathleen Weinrich

Music Preparation: Arlen Asher, Shelly Guidotti, Nicole Robitshek

Orchestral Mock-ups: Mike Rubino

Score Recorded at: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Assistant Engineers: Julian David, Ron Streicher

Recording Consultant for the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall: Loren Thies

Pro Tools Operator/Editor: Jorge Velasco

ANÚNA Recorded at: Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

Assistant Engineer: Alan Kelly

Recording Consultant for ANÚNA: Brian Masterson

London Voices Recorded at: Abbey Road Studios (No.2), London

Assistant Engineer: Gordon Davidson

Orchestra and Choir Stems Mixed at: Atlantis Group, John Kurlander

Soundtrack Producer: Russell Brower

With Special Thanks to: Eileen Jeanette, Shelly Guidotti, Yuliya, Jasper and Esme Sylvanas Duke, Margarita Kravets, Dave and Joellyn Acree, Aaron, Ethan, Quinn and Susan Stafford, Giulia, Finn and Liam Lawrence, Erika Sayer-Smith, Craig Stuart Garfinkle, Savina Ciaramella, Denise Dohr, Maria Shufeldt, Tina, Margaret, Trudy and Karen Brower, Dennis Crabtree, Andrea Toyias, Keith Landes, Jay Maguire, Kevin Crook, Lynda Do, Joeyray Hall, Evelyn Fredericksen, Chris Metzen, Matt Samia, Rob Pardo, Frank Pearce, Mike Morhaime, Paul Sams and the entire Blizzard Entertainment Sound Department.

We would especially like to extend our appreciation and love to all in our family of wonderful and cherished musicians--- Thank you!!!