Music For The Game Awards Written By Halo And Destiny Composer Marty O'Donnell

By Connor Sears , Updated Dec 01, 2014 06:36 PM EST

The Game Awards are quickly approaching, and the show is regularly proving that it's not just any other event. The Game Awards announced today that it will feature fanfare composed by none other than Halo composer Marty O'Donnell himself.

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In the same way that mainstream award shows like the Academy Awards have recognizable themes and melodies, the people behind The Game Awards wanted to include a fanfare that would get its audience just as excited about games. To do that, they turned to O'Donnell, a veteran game composer whose themes for the Halo series and, more recently, Destiny are instantly identifiable.

"This fanfare perfectly captures how I want us to feel about our industry on Friday night," producer Geoff Keighley said in the announcement. "I am so honored that Marty agreed to take on this project, and I can't wait for fans to hear it on Friday night."

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Though the final composition is under wraps until Friday, you can hear the score in bits and pieces in a new behind the scenes video, which you can watch below. From what we can hear of it, the fanfare certainly sounds like O'Donnell's work. The dissonant droning and use of choirs singing on neutral syllables sounds like it would fit right in the soundtrack of the next Halo title. To see how the theme works in context, though, we'll have to wait until Friday.

The Game Awards will take place on December 5 at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific). In true video game style, the event will be livestreamed through PSN, Xbox Live, Wii U, Steam, Twitch, YouTube and a host of other partners.

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