BSG Orchestra @ HOB: What do you want to hear?

As you know, I am performing live in concert with The Battlestar Galactica Orchestra at the House of Blues San Diego on July 23rd, 24th and 25th, the week of Comic Con.

A few months ago, I asked all of you for suggestions for the Season 4 soundtrack album, in a blog post called “The Season 4 CD: What do you want to hear?”  Well, I need your ideas again!  What do you think should be on the set list for our big HOB concerts?

Here’s the set list from our show last month, at California Plaza in downtown LA:

A Distant Sadness
Precipice
Fight Night
Gina Escapes
Caprica
Gaeta’s Lament
Roslin and Adama
Wander My Friends
Dreilide Thrace Sonata No. 1
Baltar’s Dream
Dirty Hands
Lords of Kobol
Prelude to War
Kara Remembers / Heeding the Call
All Along the Watchtower
Black Market 

That set played very well, but I’d like to expand it for the upcoming shows and add some more material.  Here are a few of the songs I’m considering adding:

Resurrection Hub – From The Hub.

The Cult of Baltar – A great vocal piece from Season 4.

Elegy - The solo piano piece from the beginning of Someone to Watch Over Me.  I wouldn’t want to slow the pace of the concert down with two piano pieces, because I’m also playing Dreilide Thrace Sonata No. 1.  However, everyone seems to love this one.

Wayward Soldier – We actually did this last year at The Roxy and it sounded pretty good.  But, its never struck me as a fan favorite.

The Dance – This could be a blast, but again, I’ve never considered it a track that people really love.

Worthy of Survival - This is a companion piece to Prelude to War and could sound cool. 

Pegasus - We actually performed this in 2006 at The Mint.  It works really well live, but I must confess, it’s not one of my personal favorites.

A Promise to Return - We performed this string-quartet piece last year at The Roxy, and I was nervous it was too low-key and quiet for the rock-club atmosphere.  What did you guys think?  Was it a nice change of pace or did it feel out of place?  I’m also considering Allegro, but it potentially suffers from the same issue.

Two Funerals / Forgiven - These pieces would work well together, but the result might be too ambient and slow. 

So, what do you guys think?  Log in and leave a comment below.  

Tickets are still on sale:

Sci Fi & UCP Present:
Bear McCreary
The Music of Battlestar Galactica

Live at the House of Blues San Diego
Doors open at 7pm / 21+ 

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009 

See you in San Diego in a few weeks!

-Bear