A score is original music written specifically to accompany a dramatic presentation, such as a movie, television program, play, or video game. In the case of a medium recorded on film or video, the written score may be recorded and used as part of the soundtrack, which also includes dialogue and/or sound effects. Alternatively, the written score may be re-recorded for release to the public, so that the released recording is separate from the soundtrack.
For example, John Williams's Star Wars is a score used as a film soundtrack. Franz Waxman's The Bride Of Frankenstein is a newly recorded version of the original score, and is not a film soundtrack. Cecil Payne's The Connection was written as the score for a play.