The Impact of Musical Scoring

As the iBIBLE chapters featuring Jacob's story continue to be created, we have reached a new exciting milestone in the process: the implementation of musical scoring. Today, we want to share a sample with you so that you can see the impact that quality scoring has on iBIBLE.

The creation and use of music to enhance the drama of animation is referred to as scoring. And for iBIBLE, the amazing music that is used to bring the story of the Bible to life is uniquely composed specifically for iBIBLE!

Michael Dooley is the main composer for episodes of iBIBLE. He is an accomplished composer from Australia and previously worked with RevelationMedia on the score for The Pilgrim’s Progress animated movie.


You have heard some of the beautiful and powerful music from iBIBLE in the episodes that have already been published. Today, let's take a look at the difference music makes in a specific scene that you haven't seen before.

In iBIBLE Chapter 17 there is an intense scene when Jacob and Esau reunite. It begins with a great sense of foreboding. What will Esau do? Will he attack? Is he bringing 400 men and coming in peace, or is he going to make good on the promise he made more than 20 years earlier and kill Jacob?

Then, there is a moment of tenderness that Jacob has with his family as he anticipates what could be his final moments. Esau arrives, and Jacob steps forward and bows to the ground. There is suspense, hesitation, and perhaps a bit of dread.

Finally, Esau comes running and embraces Jacob. The emotional floodgates are unleashed, and there is great relief and joy.

Here is the scene with no music: Click here

Here is the same scene with the music added: Click here 

As you can tell, the music adds depth, texture, suspense, and emotion to the scene. Without it, Jacob and Esau’s reunification falls flat. When the music is in place, the impact of this heartfelt reunion moves the heart and may even bring you to tears!

We are so excited to share this scene from iBIBLE Chapter 17 with you today. Thank you for your continued financial support and prayers as we work diligently to complete Jacob’s story arc over the next six months. Please consider supporting iBIBLE as a Producer by clicking the link below and help us bring the entire Biblical narrative to the world for FREE.

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