Back in 2013, Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell completed a soundtrack for the Destiny game titled, Music of the Spheres. The soundtrack was supposed to be released alongside the game but never made it to the public.
Now, the soundtrack has leaked online, thanks to an anonymous hacker, and fans are ecstatic about the music.
Music Of The Spheres
Music of the Spheres was composed by O’Donnell, his partner Michael Salvatori, and former Beatles member Paul McCartney.
The work was to be a musical companion to Destiny but differences between the composer and the publisher, Activision, shelved the music.
Since then, O’Donnell has spoken out about Music of the Spheres numerous times. In a tweet on Nov. 30, O’Donnell essentially encouraged the masses to share the music, although he has no authority to give it away himself.
Years ago, when I was Audio Director at Bungie, I gave away nearly 100 copies of Music of the Spheres.
I don't have the authority to give you permission to share MotS.
However, no one in the world can prevent me from giving you my blessing.#NeverForgetMotS
— Marty O'Donnell (@MartyTheElder) November 30, 2017
Now, O’Donnell has revealed how he feels about the recent leak of Music of the Spheres. In an email to Kotaku editor Jason Schreier, O’Donnell says he is happy and relieved with the development.
“I’m quite relieved and happy. This was the way it was supposed to have been heard 5 years ago,” O’Donnell wrote. “My wife and I spent the afternoon with my now 93 year old father and we showed him that people were finally able to hear this work. It made our Christmas even better. My mother, his wife of over 60 years, died a couple years ago and although she loved listening and shared it with some of her friends (she was a musician) she never understood why it wasn’t released.”
He further went on to say he wasn't sure who released the soundtrack but they have his blessing.
Where Can You Hear The Music?
According to Kotaku, someone with a copy of the soundtrack contacted teenager Owen Spence, who started his own independent project to recreate the soundtrack, in hopes that he could make it public.
Well, Spence came through and uploaded the music to Spotify. While the music legally belongs to Activision, one can listen to Music of the Spheres soundtrack below, until the publisher takes it down.