Varèse Sarabande Records will release a two-CD House of Cards: Season 3 – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack digitally on September 11 and on disc October 2, 2015. The soundtrack features original score composed by Jeff Beal. The House of Cards Season 1 and Season 2 soundtracks are also available from Varèse Sarabande.
"Beau Willimon felt season three was all about President Underwood needing to govern," said Beal. "The energy of those storylines, such as America Works, and the Middle East negotiations with the Russian President Petrovhad their own sound."
Playing both the trumpet and the piano on the show's main title theme, Beal sets the tone for the central themes of power, greed and manipulation on House of Cards.
"Season three was a crucial season for the relationship of Frank and Claire," Beal explained. "The dramatic arc and disintegration of trust and respect between the Underwoods needed its own voice in the music." Beal continued, "I extended the use of the operatic soprano in season three. It's a sound never really heard in modern scoring, and somehow seemed to be a great sound for Clair Underwood's burgeoning power and strength. I used is especially in the season three finale."
Netflix's House of Cards, Seasons 1-3, is currently available for viewing to their subscribers.