Prometheus is the soundtrack album to the 2012 motion picture Prometheus, composed by Marc Streitenfeld, with additional cues by Harry Gregson-Williams.


Streitenfeld is a frequent collaborator with Ridley Scott, and his work on Prometheus marks the fifth time he composed score music for a Scott film. Streitenfeld began developing ideas after reading the script prior to the commencement of filming. The score was recorded over one week with a 90-piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London, England, where it was also processed by Scott after the fact.To create an "unsettling" sound, the music sheets for some segments of the score were written backwards, and Streitenfeld would then digitally flip the recorded music afterwards.[1] According to Streitenfeld, "It was quite challenging! After a while the players knew what it was, and I even tried to phrase things differently in a forward recording so when you flip it there's a different expression and dynamic – the way I wanted it. It takes a while to get your head around to actually being able to comment on what they're playing at the moment because it's going to be in a different position, it's going to be at the beginning of a note and not at the ending."[1]

A small amount of additional music on the soundtrack was composed by Harry Gregson-Williams, although his input was minimal and he was not credited in the film for his work. He was, however, credited as composer for this material on the soundtrack album.

Track Listing

All tracks composed by Marc Streitenfeld, except as noted.

  1. "A Planet" — 2:36
  2. "Going In" — 2:06
  3. "Engineers" — 2:32
  4. "Life" — 2:33 (Harry Gregson-Williams)
  5. "Weyland" — 2:07
  6. "Discovery" — 2:35
  7. "Not Human" — 1:51
  8. "Too Close" — 3:23
  9. "Try Harder" — 2:04
  10. "David" — 3:02
  11. "Hammerpede" — 2:46
  12. "We Were Right" — 2:45 (Harry Gregson-Williams)
  13. "Earth" — 2:38
  14. "Infected" — 1:59
  15. "Hyper Sleep" — 2:03
  16. "Small Beginnings" — 2:14
  17. "Hello Mommy" — 2:06
  18. "Friend from the Past" — 1:16 (Contains the "Theme from Alien" composed by Jerry Goldsmith)
  19. "Dazed" — 4:32
  20. "Space Jockey" — 1:32
  21. "Collision" — 3:08
  22. "Debris" — 0:47
  23. "Planting the Seed" — 1:38
  24. "Invitation" — 2:18
  25. "Birth" — 1:26


  • The track "Friend from the Past", used during the holographic briefing aboard the Prometheus, notably references Jerry Goldsmith's music for Alien, making it the third film score in the franchise to do so (the first two being Aliens and Alien Resurrection; Alien: Covenant would later also incorporate elements of Goldsmith's Alien score).
  • Parts of the track "Life" and "We Were Right" were reused during a scene in Alien: Covenant in which Walter is listening to David reminisce about Elizabeth Shaw while they stand over her grave. The melody is also heard being played on a flute by David as a farewell elegy to Shaw.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Static Mass Emporium - Marc Streitenfeld". Retrieved on 2014-09-18.