Halopedia:Projects/Soundtrack project

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The Soundtrack project is an ongoing project that aims to enhance the pages related to music in Halo media, boosting pages' readability as well as recording oddities.


Music in Halo media generally includes soundtracks of the games and other visual media (including films and animated series). Most Halo media were released with official soundtracks. Most of these soundtrack albums and their tracks have been documented on Halopedia.

However, there have been cases of other musical pieces that were excluded from official releases. Most of the official Halo soundtracks do not contain every track heard in the games, such as variations of certain tracks or ambient tracks that went unreleased at the discretion of the composers/producers. Furthermore, marketing materials, such as trailers, often use music unrelated to the soundtrack of the media (e.g. Frederic Chopin's Prelude in Halo 3 Believe diorama) as well as original music that were uncredited and unreleased (e.g. background music for Deliver Hope). These musical pieces may not be sufficiently notable to have their own pages, but their usage should be noted nonetheless.

Project goals[edit]

Overall goals[edit]

  1. Adopt a unified layout for articles on the tracks under the official soundtracks. Variations of these tracks that went unreleased from the soundtrack should be included on these pages.
  2. Create new parent pages for soundtracks, titled as "Music of Halo X", to:
    1. List out different editions of the official soundtrack
    2. Record information related to the development and production of the soundtrack
    3. Make note of any music featured in related media but were excluded from the official soundtracks, either being music from another title or being public domain music.

Ongoing works[edit]

  • Unify the format on individual soundtrack pages.
    • Adopt new layout, which includes "Overview", "Appearances", "Arrangements", and "Production notes", if applicable.
    • Embed YouTube links under the auto-generated YouTube topic channels (e.g. "Martin O'Donnell - Topic")
  • Create parent pages "Music of Halo X".
  • Record and catalogue cases of music not released in the official soundtracks.
  • Enhance the "Template:Music infobox"
    • Include a parameter to the media its tied to.
    • Consider enhancements inspired by the template from Wookieepedia (example).
    • Consider embedding links to official music streaming platforms, including Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify.

Completed works[edit]

These pages are completed



Halo Combat Evolved
Halo 2
Halo Wars
Halo Spartan Assault
Halo Wars 2
Halo Infinite
Halo The Television Series

Notes on unofficial or unreleased music[edit]

Official soundtrack trivia[edit]

Adjacent task[edit]

Navigation boxes for "media" may include links to the soundtrack. This is an example Template:Navbox/Media/TFoRMedia.