'Quantum' Composer Leaps To 'Enterprise'

By Caillan
October 3, 2001 - 7:49 AM

Former Quantum Leap composer Velton Ray Bunch has joined the the Star Trek musical staff, giving Enterprise a current total of four composers.

Bunch and regular Trek composer David Bell will score music for Enterprise episodes, Soundtrack Magazine reported. They join previously announced staffers Dennis McCarthey and Jay Chattaway.

In addition to Quantum Leap, Bunch has scored episodes of JAG, Nash Bridges and The Pretender. The Emmy-nominated composer has had a long association with projects involving Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer), including the series Mr. & Mrs. Smith and the TV movies 'Papa's Angels' and 'What Girls Learn.'

Trek veteran David Bell is a three-time American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award-winner for his work on Voyager. In addition to his compositions for Deep Space Nine, Bell has worked on Murder, She Wrote and the mini-series Dead Man's Walk, for which he was nominated for an Emmy.

Fans of the Enterprise theme will be pleased to know that it will be soon by available to buy on CD. 'Faith Of The Heart,' performed by British opera singer Russell Watson, will be included on his second album, 'Encore.' The album is currently scheduled for a European release on October 29. At the moment there are no details on when it will be available in other parts of the world.

Please note that this has not yet been officially confirmed by Paramount and until then should be treated as you would any report from an unofficial source. The original article can be found here at Soundtrack Magazine. Thanks to TrekWeb for this!

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