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Bear McCreary (born February 17, 1979) is an American composer of score and soundtrack music. He studied music at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, and his mentor was Elmer Bernstein. McCreary learned piano, and taught himself accordion. His style of music is unconventional compared to other scores, featuring a mix of classical instruments, ethnic instruments, rock, electronica and vocals. He has said that the smaller budgets force him to be more creative, and it shows, as he has garnered extensive praise for his music. In the summer of 2010, he married his vocalist, Raya Yarbrough.

In addition to La-La Land Records releasing soundtrack albums for several of his shows, he now has his own boutique record label, Sparks & Shadows. As well as his wife Raya Yarbrough, vocals in his work have often been provided by his brother Brendan McCreary, of the band Young Beautiful in a Hurry.

Scores composed by Bear McCreary include:

His website is here and his blog is here. Excellent resources for music fans.

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