Game Of Thrones (2011-present)
The clockwork buildings of each city rising on the Game Of Thrones title sequence keeps fans delighted week after week, but it is the accompaniment of Djawadi’s thrilling score that really makes it special. His music over the last seven seasons has certainly been his symphony; epic scores and beautiful harmonies, atmospheric and emotional pieces that have captured every shocking twist, battle, scheme, death and joyful moment that has enthralled audiences world over.
What’s interesting about Djawadi’s score for Game of Thrones is that is hard to immediately pinpoint a standout piece (the title sequence aside), not because the music isn’t amazing, but because it is interwoven so tightly into the fabric of the show it is as essential as the dramatic visuals and powerful performances we have become accustomed too. Do you pick the sinister undertones of ‘Pay the Iron Price’ or the anguish and bloodshed of ‘Stand And Fight’ from season two? The epic majesty of season three’s ‘Wall of Ice’ or season five’s ‘Blood of the Dragon’? Simply put, there are two many amazing pieces, though a quick trip to YouTube will offer plenty to listen to.
Best track: The title sequence – could it be any other?
Are you a fan of Ramin Djawadi’s scores? Do you agree with our favourites or are there other soundtracks your prefer more? Let us know…