The Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of ‘The Sandman’ is Available Now

The Sandman. (L to R) Tom Sturridge as Dream, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker in episode 108 of The Sandman. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

WaterTower Music has announced the release of The Sandman: Season 1 (Soundtrack From the Original Netflix Series)which features music by composer David Buckley (The Good Wife, The Gifted). This 27-track score is available now on all major digital platforms for digital purchase and streaming.

Born in England, David’s first involvement with film music was as a cathedral choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. He continued his musical education at Cambridge University. In 2006, David moved to Los Angeles where he began collaborating with Harry Gregson-Williams on film scores, including Shrek The Third and Gone Baby Gone.

The Sandman’s range of genres gave Buckley the opportunity to embrace a large palette for the score including full orchestra, choir, early music instruments, such as viola da gamba and baroque flutes, and some esoteric sounds. He combined historic classical music and instruments with modern electronic textures to bridge time within the music. One of the most notable experimentations is that of Dream’s theme, using bells to portray his character’s ruling of the sleeping world, reminding the viewer of a midnight chime. The bells are sometimes warped or dissonant, mimicking the inconsistency and eclecticism of dreams. As an Endless, Dream’s theme is ubiquitous, being used throughout episodes regardless of his on-screen presence.

There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.

The Sandman: Season 1 (Soundtrack From the Original Netflix Series) track list is as follows:
  1. The Kingdom Of Dreams
  2. Meet Ethel Cripps
  3. The Threshold Of Desire
  4. Jessamy’s Flight
  5. The Houses Of Secrets & Mysteries
  6. Dream’s Escape
  7. Johanna & Rachel
  8. The Oldest Game
  9. A Kind Word And A Friendly Face
  10. God Tells Me To Do It
  11. Every Hundred Years
  12. A True Annulet
  13. Dreams Shape The World
  14. The Throne Room Of The King of Dreams
  15. Jed Walker, Guardian Of Sleepers
  16. Sleep Well, John
  17. New Dreams To Spur The Minds Of Men
  18. Even A Nightmare Can Dream
  19. A Remedy For Poison
  20. The Truth Of Mankind
  21. Into The Vortex
  22. Return To The White Horse
  23. This Is Fiddler’s Green
  24. Children Of The Endless
  25. There Is Hope
  26. New Dreams… A New Age
  27. Fortune Go With You

Will you be checking out the original soundtrack for The Sandman?

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Armed with a PhD. in Musicology, Becky spends much of her time blogging about movie music on her blog Film Music Central when she isn't otherwise occupied watching movies and her favorite anime series.