First glimpse of Sarah Schachner’s Assassin’s Creed Origins on Billboard
Sarah Schachner, the composer behind Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Assassin’s Creed: Unity Original Soundtrack Vol. 2, recently sat down with Billboard to discuss her largest assignment yet. The upcoming installment of the Assassin’s Creed series will take place in Egypt, and is accompanied by a historically thoughtful score. “The interesting thing about Origins and B.C. Egypt is we don’t actually know what the music really sounded like,” said Schachner in the exclusive. “Historians and archaeologists have ideas, and can make assumptions based on later time periods and what is known about instruments of the region, but it’s not like we have recordings.” The Billboard exclusive contains a five-track preview of the upcoming album, including “Nomads of the Desert” (below):
Schachner, who did extensive research before composing and performing her tracks on the French Revolution-Era Unity, took a similar approach with Origins. She has brought in a range of thematically appropriate instruments like lyres and lutes, and has blended them with raw electronic sounds and effects to represent the more modern aspects of the Assassin’s Creed storyline. The soundtrack ends with her interpretation of the iconic “Ezio’s Theme” from Assassin’s Creed II.
Assassin’s Creed Origins and its original soundtrack will both be available on October 27, with the soundtrack for sale on all major storefronts.
Posted on October 20, 2017 by Emily McMillan. Last modified on October 25, 2017.