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The music for the fantasy TV series ''[[Game of Thrones]]'' by the U.S. cable channel [[w:HBO|HBO]] is composed by [[w:Ramin Djawadi|Ramin Djawadi]] and published by [[w:Varèse Sarabande|Varèse Sarabande]].
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==Season 1==
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==Production and release==
 
==Production and release==
The soundtrack to ''Game of Thrones'' was originally slated to be composed by [[w:Stephen Warbeck|Stephen Warbeck]]. On 2 February 2011, only ten weeks prior to the show's premiere, it was reported that Warbeck had left the project and Ramin Djawadi had been commissioned to write the music instead.<ref name=Ryan>Ryan, Maureen, [http://www.aoltv.com/2011/02/02/game-of-thrones/ 'Game of Thrones' Changes Its Tune, Hires New Composer], accessed 20 July 2011[[w:TV Squad|]], 2 February 2011</ref>  
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The soundtrack to ''Game of Thrones'' was originally slated to be composed by [[w:Stephen Warbeck|Stephen Warbeck]]. On 2 February 2011, only ten weeks prior to the show's premiere, it was reported that Warbeck had left the project and Ramin Djawadi had been commissioned to write the music instead.<ref name=Ryan>Ryan, Maureen, [http://www.aoltv.com/2011/02/02/game-of-thrones/ 'Game of Thrones' Changes Its Tune, Hires New Composer], accessed 20 July 2011[[w:TV Squad|TV Squad]], 2 February 2011</ref>  
  
 
The album was made available for download on [[w:iTunes|iTunes]] on 14 June 2011, together with a "digital [[w:booklet|booklet]]". It was released on CD on 28 June 2011, 41 days after the show's premiere.
 
The album was made available for download on [[w:iTunes|iTunes]] on 14 June 2011, together with a "digital [[w:booklet|booklet]]". It was released on CD on 28 June 2011, 41 days after the show's premiere.
  
 
==Reception==
 
==Reception==
Richard Buxton of ''[[w:Tracksounds|Tracksounds]]'' wrote an ambivalent review, calling the album a "valiant effort" and Djawadi's "most consistently satisfying work to date", but criticized the main theme as falling short of the expectations raised by the opening credits' animated sequence, and the score as a whole as "never quite reaching what it could have been".<ref name=Tracksounds>Buxton, Richard,[http://www.tracksounds.com/reviews/game_thrones_ramin_djawadi.htm Game of Thrones by Ramin Djawadi]accessed 20 July 2011[[w:Tracksounds|]]</ref>  
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Richard Buxton of ''[[w:Tracksounds|Tracksounds]]'' wrote an ambivalent review, calling the album a "valiant effort" and Djawadi's "most consistently satisfying work to date", but criticized the main theme as falling short of the expectations raised by the opening credits' animated sequence, and the score as a whole as "never quite reaching what it could have been".<ref name=Tracksounds>Buxton, Richard,[http://www.tracksounds.com/reviews/game_thrones_ramin_djawadi.htm Game of Thrones by Ramin Djawadi]accessed 20 July 2011[[w:Tracksounds|Tracksounds]]</ref>  
  
The main theme has inspired "countless" tributes and [[w:cover version|cover. L]]s, according to [[w:TV.com|TV.com]].<ref name=TV.com>Abramovitch, Seth, [http://www.tv.com/emmys-2011-the-forgotten-categories/story/26248.html Emmys 2011: The Forgotten Categories], accessed 20 July 2011,[[w:TV.com|]]| 14 July 2011</ref>  These include a violin version by Jason Yang<ref name="Huffington Post">Dooling, Annemarie, [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/06/game-of-thrones-gets-a-vi_n_891635.html "Game of Thrones" Gets A Violin Cover|url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/06/game-of-thrones-gets-a-vi_n_891635.html], accessed 20 July 2011, [[w:Huffington Post|]], 6 July 2011</ref>, a metal version by Roger Lima<ref name=Toplessrobot>Bricken, Rob, [http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/05/winter_is_rocking.php Game of Thrones Opening - Metal Edition], accessed 9 March 2012,[[w:Topless Robot|]]</ref>, and a bleeping "8-bit" remix in the style of early video game music.<ref name=Ology>Harrison, Josh, [http://ology.com/technology/game-thrones-theme-8-bit-style 'Game of Thrones' Theme, 8-Bit Style]accessed 20 July 2011, [[w:Ology|]] 18 June 2011}}</ref>
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The main theme has inspired "countless" tributes and [[w:cover version|cover]]s, according to [[w:TV.com|TV.com]].<ref name=TV.com/>  These include a violin version by Jason Yang<ref name="Huffington Post"/>, a metal version by Roger Lima<ref name=Toplessrobot/>, and a bleeping "8-bit" remix in the style of early video game music.<ref name=Ology/>
  
 
==Track listing==
 
==Track listing==
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==Season 2==
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| Type      = Soundtrack
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| Artist    = Ramin Djawadi
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The soundtrack album for the [[Game of Thrones - Season 2|second season]], titled ''Game Of Thrones: Season 2'', is scheduled for publication on June 19, 2012 (a change from the previously announced<ref>{{cite news|title=‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Soundtrack Announced|url=http://filmmusicreporter.com/2012/04/09/game-of-thrones-season-2-soundtrack-announced/|accessdate=24 April 2012|newspaper=Film Music Reporter|date=9 April 2012}}</ref> May 29). The instrumental music by Ramin Djawadi was performed by the ''Czech Film Orchestra and Choir'' and recorded at the [[w:Rudolfinum|Rudolfinum]] concert hall in Prague.
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===''The Rains of Castamere''===
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The album will contain a rendition of the song "The Rains of Castamere" by the indie rock band ''[[w:The National (band)|The National]]'', sung by their vocalist [[w:Matt Berninger|Matt Berninger]].<ref>{{cite news|title=‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Soundtrack Details|url=http://filmmusicreporter.com/2012/05/23/game-of-thrones-season-2-soundtrack-details/|accessdate=24 May 2012|newspaper=Film Music Reporter|date=24 May 2012}}</ref> On the published tracklist, the title is spelled "The Rains of Castomere" rather than "Castamere" as in the novels.<ref>{{cite news|last=Elio|first=García|title=Season 2 Soundtrack Details|url=http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Season_2_Soundtrack_Details/|accessdate=24 May 2012|newspaper=Westeros.org|date=23 May 2012}}</ref> In the series, the song was played over the end credits of the ninth episode, "[[Blackwater (TV)|Blackwater]]", which sees the forces of [[house Lannister]] repulse an assault on the capital by [[Stannis Baratheon]], a rival claimant to the Iron Throne.
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The song's lyrics are taken from the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, in which "[[The Rains of Castamere]]" is sung or mentioned several times.<ref>{{cite news|title=Listen to The National’s new Lannister-happy song from The Game of Thrones soundtrack|url=http://io9.com/5913172/listen-to-the-nationals-new-lannister+happy-song-from-the-game-of-thrones-soundtrack|accessdate=25 May 2012|newspaper=[[w:io9|]]|date=24 May 2012}}</ref>  It remembers [[Tywin Lannister]]'s victory over his rebellious vassals [[House Reyne|Reyne]] and [[House Tarbeck|Tarbeck]], about 40 years before the events of the novels. The [[w:stanza|stanza]] of the song that is reproduced in the novels and adapted for the series tells of the vassals' defiance – "And who are you, the proud lord said / That I must bow so low?" – and the subsequent obliteration of their houses: "But now the rains weep o'er his hall / With no one there to hear."
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===Track listing===
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|Main Title
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|The Throne Is Mine
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|What Is Dead May Never Die
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|Warrior Of Light
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|Valar Morghulis
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| 2:59
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|Winterfell
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|7
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|Qarth
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|8
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|Wildfire
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| 3:39
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|9
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|I Am Hers, She Is Mine
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|10
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|Pyat Pree
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|11
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|Don't Die With A Clean Sword
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|12
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|We Are The Watchers On The Wall
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|13
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|Pay The Iron Price
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|14
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|One More Drink Before The War
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| 2:05
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|15
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|House Of The Undying
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|Stand And Fight
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|17
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|The Old Gods And The New
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| 2:38
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|Mother Of Dragons
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|I Will Keep You Safe
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|The Rains Of Castomere<!-- With the misspelled "o" as on the CD back cover, see the text above --> sic. Written by Ramin Djawadi and [[George R.R. Martin]], performed by ''The National''
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|21
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|Three Blasts
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!56:46
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==Cover versions==
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The main theme of ''Game of Thrones'' has inspired "countless" tributes and [[w:cover version|cover version]]s, according to [[w:TV.com|TV.com]].<ref name=TV.com>{{cite news|last=Abramovitch|first=Seth|title=Emmys 2011: The Forgotten Categories|url=http://www.tv.com/emmys-2011-the-forgotten-categories/story/26248.html|accessdate=20 July 2011|newspaper=[[TV.com]]|date=14 July 2011}}</ref>  These include a violin version by Jason Yang,<ref name="Huffington Post">{{cite news|title="Game of Thrones" Gets A Violin Cover|url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/06/game-of-thrones-gets-a-vi_n_891635.html|accessdate=20 July 2011|newspaper=[[w:Huffington Post|]]|date=6 July 2011|first=Annemarie|last=Dooling}}</ref> a metal version by Roger Lima,<ref name=Toplessrobot>{{cite news|last=Bricken|first=Rob|title=Game of Thrones Opening - Metal Edition|url=http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/05/winter_is_rocking.php|accessdate=9 March 2012|newspaper=[[Topless Robot]]}}</ref> and a bleeping "8-bit" remix in the style of early video game music.<ref name=Ology>{{cite news|last=Harrison|first=Josh|title='Game of Thrones' Theme, 8-Bit Style|url=http://ology.com/technology/game-thrones-theme-8-bit-style|accessdate=20 July 2011|newspaper=[[Ology]]|date=18 June 2011}}</ref>
  
 
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The music for the fantasy TV series Game of Thrones by the U.S. cable channel HBO is composed by Ramin Djawadi and published by Varèse Sarabande.

Season 1

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones (soundtrack) album cover
soundtrack album by Ramin Djawadi
Released 2011-06-14
Length 66:00
Label Varèse Sarabande

Game of Thrones is the soundtrack album for the first season of the eponymous fantasy TV show by the U.S. cable channel HBO. The album was composed by the German composer Ramin Djawadi and published by Varèse Sarabande in June 2011.

The music is instrumental and features one major theme, the Main Title, which accompanies the show's opening credits.

Production and release

The soundtrack to Game of Thrones was originally slated to be composed by Stephen Warbeck. On 2 February 2011, only ten weeks prior to the show's premiere, it was reported that Warbeck had left the project and Ramin Djawadi had been commissioned to write the music instead.[1]

The album was made available for download on iTunes on 14 June 2011, together with a "digital booklet". It was released on CD on 28 June 2011, 41 days after the show's premiere.

Reception

Richard Buxton of Tracksounds wrote an ambivalent review, calling the album a "valiant effort" and Djawadi's "most consistently satisfying work to date", but criticized the main theme as falling short of the expectations raised by the opening credits' animated sequence, and the score as a whole as "never quite reaching what it could have been".[2]

The main theme has inspired "countless" tributes and covers, according to TV.com.[3] These include a violin version by Jason Yang[4], a metal version by Roger Lima[5], and a bleeping "8-bit" remix in the style of early video game music.[6]

Track listing

All music composed by Ramin Djawadi
No. Title Length
1 Main Title 1:46
2 North of the Wall 3:48
3 Goodbye Brother 3:07
4 The Kingsroad 2:06
5 The King's Arrival 3:34
6 Love in the Eyes 4:00
7 A Raven from King's Landing 1:16
8 The Wall 2:00
9 Things I do for Love 1:52
10 A Golden Crown 1:38
11 Winter Is Coming 2:41
12 A Bird Without Feathers 2:01
13 Await the King's Justice 2:00
14 You'll Be Queen One Day 1:35
15 The Assassin's Dagger 1:19
16 To Vaes Dothrak 1:28
17 Jon's Honor 2:35
18 Black of Hair 1:40
19 You Win Or You Die 1:57
20 Small Pack of Wolves 1:57
21 Game of Thrones 1:18
22 Kill Them All 2:35
23 The Pointy End 3:17
24 Victory Does Not Make Us Conquerors 1:36
25 When the Sun Rises in The West 2:40
26 King of the North 1:28
27 The Night's Wat 1:44
28 Fire and Blood 4:30
29 Finale 2:31
Total Length 66 min

Season 2

Game of Thrones: Season 2
Game of Thrones: Season 2 album cover
Soundtrack album by Ramin Djawadi
Released 2012/06/19
Length 56:46
Label Varèse Sarabande
Producer Ramin Djawadi

The soundtrack album for the second season, titled Game Of Thrones: Season 2, is scheduled for publication on June 19, 2012 (a change from the previously announced[7] May 29). The instrumental music by Ramin Djawadi was performed by the Czech Film Orchestra and Choir and recorded at the Rudolfinum concert hall in Prague.

The Rains of Castamere

The album will contain a rendition of the song "The Rains of Castamere" by the indie rock band The National, sung by their vocalist Matt Berninger.[8] On the published tracklist, the title is spelled "The Rains of Castomere" rather than "Castamere" as in the novels.[9] In the series, the song was played over the end credits of the ninth episode, "Blackwater", which sees the forces of house Lannister repulse an assault on the capital by Stannis Baratheon, a rival claimant to the Iron Throne.

The song's lyrics are taken from the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, in which "The Rains of Castamere" is sung or mentioned several times.[10] It remembers Tywin Lannister's victory over his rebellious vassals Reyne and Tarbeck, about 40 years before the events of the novels. The stanza of the song that is reproduced in the novels and adapted for the series tells of the vassals' defiance – "And who are you, the proud lord said / That I must bow so low?" – and the subsequent obliteration of their houses: "But now the rains weep o'er his hall / With no one there to hear."

Track listing

All music composed by Ramin Djawadi
No. Title Length
1 Main Title 1:46
2 The Throne Is Mine 3:15
3 What Is Dead May Never Die 2:06
4 Warrior Of Light 3:03
5 Valar Morghulis 2:59
6 Winterfell 2:42
7 Qarth 2:11
8 Wildfire 3:39
9 I Am Hers, She Is Mine 2:17
10 Pyat Pree 2:12
11 Don't Die With A Clean Sword 3:22
12 We Are The Watchers On The Wall 2:37
13 Pay The Iron Price 2:32
14 One More Drink Before The War 2:05
15 House Of The Undying 5:02
16 Stand And Fight 2:04
17 The Old Gods And The New 2:38
18 Mother Of Dragons 2:34
19 I Will Keep You Safe 2:17
20 The Rains Of Castomere sic. Written by Ramin Djawadi and George R.R. Martin, performed by The National 2:23
21 Three Blasts 2:40
Total Length 56:46

Cover versions

The main theme of Game of Thrones has inspired "countless" tributes and cover versions, according to TV.com.[3] These include a violin version by Jason Yang,[4] a metal version by Roger Lima,[5] and a bleeping "8-bit" remix in the style of early video game music.[6]

References

  1. Ryan, Maureen, 'Game of Thrones' Changes Its Tune, Hires New Composer, accessed 20 July 2011TV Squad, 2 February 2011
  2. Buxton, Richard,Game of Thrones by Ramin Djawadiaccessed 20 July 2011Tracksounds
  3. 3.0 3.1 Abramovitch, Seth (14 July 2011). "Emmys 2011: The Forgotten Categories". TV.com. http://www.tv.com/emmys-2011-the-forgotten-categories/story/26248.html. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dooling, Annemarie (6 July 2011). ""Game of Thrones" Gets A Violin Cover". [[w:Huffington Post|]]. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/06/game-of-thrones-gets-a-vi_n_891635.html. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bricken, Rob. "Game of Thrones Opening - Metal Edition". Topless Robot. http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/05/winter_is_rocking.php. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harrison, Josh (18 June 2011). "'Game of Thrones' Theme, 8-Bit Style". Ology. http://ology.com/technology/game-thrones-theme-8-bit-style. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  7. "‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Soundtrack Announced". Film Music Reporter. 9 April 2012. http://filmmusicreporter.com/2012/04/09/game-of-thrones-season-2-soundtrack-announced/. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  8. "‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Soundtrack Details". Film Music Reporter. 24 May 2012. http://filmmusicreporter.com/2012/05/23/game-of-thrones-season-2-soundtrack-details/. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  9. Elio, García (23 May 2012). "Season 2 Soundtrack Details". Westeros.org. http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Season_2_Soundtrack_Details/. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  10. "Listen to The National’s new Lannister-happy song from The Game of Thrones soundtrack". [[w:io9|]]. 24 May 2012. http://io9.com/5913172/listen-to-the-nationals-new-lannister+happy-song-from-the-game-of-thrones-soundtrack. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 

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