On January 14, 2011 it was announced that Carter Burwell, composer of the first film in the series, will be returning to score both parts of the final installment. The score of Part 1 was recorded in Abbey Road Studios, London in early September. Alexandre Desplat and Howard Shore, the composers of New Moon and Eclipse respectively, happened to be in London at the time of the recording session and stopped by to visit Burwell.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on November 8, 2011. In July, Condon said that they are still under negotiations for the soundtrack and have 15 songs to choose from, but no deals have been signed with any artists. He also hinted that there's a good chance that the cast's musically-inclined members would feature on the soundtrack, which leaves chance to Robert Pattinson, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart and Jamie Campbell Bower. American rock band Evanescence has expressed interest in landing a song on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack. Will Hunt, the drummer of the band, said, "I've been screaming for [new song] 'My Heart Is Broken' to land in that, because I think it would fit the story so well". The lead singer of the band, Amy Lee, agreed, adding, "I think that would be awesome, actually". It's notable that the band had attempted to land songs on the soundtrack of Twilight, but Summit didn't approve of the songs they presented.
On September 22, it was confirmed that the lead single of the soundtrack is a song called "It Will Rain" by American Pop singer Bruno Mars to be released exclusively on iTunes on September 27.