|The soundtrack for Destiny has been released|
There are 44 tracks, all credited to Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson, Martin O'Donnell and Paul McCartney. The "Hope" single is not among the tracks.
The Destiny Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack for Destiny, composed and directed by Martin O'Donnell, co-written by Michael Salvatori and C. Paul Johnson, with contributions and input from Paul McCartney. Released digitally on September 26, 2014 by Bungie Music Publishing, Destiny OST features forty-four instrumental tracks from the game.
The album marks Martin O'Donnell's final work with Bungie after years of compositions on the Halo series as an employee, and titles pre-dating that franchise.
Martin O'Donell was contacted by Pete Parsons early in Destiny's development and asked him to begin writing music for the game. At the time, Destiny was still in its infancy, lacking any gameplay material for O'Donell to score the music to, so he began writing based solely on the game's ideas, stories and artwork.
As of February 17, 2013, over 50 minutes of the soundtrack had already been recorded with a 106 piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. O'Donell gave the early pieces to Bungie in hopes of fostering inspiration within its development team. Unlike the 2-3 minute pieces found in Halo, Marty has stated that the soundtrack has no time restrictions, with pieces clocking in "as long as they need to be."
O'Donnell collaborated with Paul McCartney on Destiny's music for the better part of two years, trading ideas, samples of melody and themes back and forth. Before the soundtrack was released, Martin O'Donnell was terminated by Bungie's board of directors without cause on April 11, 2014, but Pete Parson assured that his work would remain in the final version of the game.