Game of Thrones Theme

"Game of Thrones Theme", also referred to as "Game of Thrones Main Title Theme", is the theme music of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and plays during the show's title sequence. It was composed by Ramin Djawadi in 2011, after series creator David Benioff and D. B. Weiss approached him requesting a theme.

"Game of Thrones Main Title Theme"
Single by Ramin Djawadi
from the album Game of Thrones: Season 1
ReleasedJune 14, 2011
Recorded2011
GenreTelevision soundtrack
Length1:46
LabelVarèse Sarabande
Songwriter(s)Ramin Djawadi
Producer(s)Ramin Djawadi
Audio sample
"Game of Throne's main title theme"

Asked to avoid flutes and violins, which the producers felt were overused in fantasy themes, Djawadi used the cello as the lead instrument. The piece begins in a minor key, then switches between corresponding major and minor keys repeatedly. Djawadi was shown a preliminary rendering of the title sequence before composing this music to accompany it. Several artists have covered or parodied the music, sometimes adding lyrics to the originally instrumental work.


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