Malcolm Owen On July 10, 2006 at 4:11 am

Inon Zur composes the musical score for the game, whilst sounding like a villain from Flash Gordon…

Celebrated orchestral composer Inon Zur has created the original musical score for the new video game Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow. Internationally recognised as one of the A-list composers in the video games industry, Zur was commissioned by Bethesda Softworks to produce an original score that would reflect the adventure and excitement of the Pirates of the Caribbean in an interactive experience.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow is available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PC. The game features a blend of fast-paced action and adventure that captures the entertaining characters, settings, and spirit of the original Pirates of the Caribbean film. Zur composed over 45 minutes of original orchestral music including the main theme, written specifically for the game, which was recorded with the Northwest Sinfonia orchestra at the Bastyr Chapel in Seattle.

Writing pulsating scores with the highest production values, Zur brings extensive experience composing for film, television and video games. His previous game titles include Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest, Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal and Men of Valor, for which he won the 2005 Game Audio Network Guild award for ‘Best Original Instrumental Song.’

Zur’s powerful orchestral scores have been featured in the promotional trailers for Hollywood movies such as Annapolis (Touchstone Pictures), The New World (New Line Cinema), Kingdom Of Heaven (Twentieth Century Fox), The Pacifier (Walt Disney Pictures), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Walt Disney Pictures), and Fantastic Four (Marvel/Twentieth Century Fox). Inon’s music can also be heard in the hit television series Into The West from Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television. Inon is a classically trained graduate of the Music Academy of Tel Aviv in Israel, and also studied at the Dick Grove School of Music and UCLA. For more information please visit

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