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The Music of 'The Elder Scrolls' series


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Hello everyone, I did a quick search on the forum but I didn't find anything regarding the music of TESO and the entire series in general.

As far as I know(and remember) we've had two great composers for titles in the series so far. Early on we had Eric Heberling, which was replaced later in the series by my personal favorite, Jeremy Soule. Naturally, both of them are great composers and musicians. Since we've had no announcement of a composer for TESO yet(as far as I'm aware of at least), I thought this could be an interesting topic of discussion.

Personally I've been a huge fan of Jeremy Soule ever since the good old days of Dungeon Siege and Morrowind. I love his work with the Guild Wars series as well. If I'd get to decide I'd definitely make an attempt to hire Jeremy right on the spot.

Do you think any of the two composers above will be brought in to compose game scores for TESO or will we see a "new" face in the mix?


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Funny, I was pondering the exact same earlier this weekend.

I'm a huge fan of Soule, his music is the perfect blend of epic, ethereal, relaxing and theatrical. I would love it if he'd compose for TESO, but I have not seen anything confirmed regarding this matter.




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There are news about TESO's music, but only from one source:

So how far along is the music for The Elder Scrolls Online?
Matt Firor: Generally speaking, it's auto-generated. We are still working on the main score, but, generally speaking, when you go into an area it will pick one of sixteen different threads and it will layer two or three of them together and play it. The way it's written is that it picks one or two or three of a set, it's usually sixteen, and it will play those for like 30 seconds and then it it will fade out and then it will fade in a different version of the same tune with three other different threads. And so it's continually auto-generating as you go, because you're playing this game for so long. And then it's tied to zones and each thread is tied to different zones. So if you go into a swamp it sounds different than if you go into combat. Dungeons have a whole different set.


Nick Konkle: Yeah, it layers and changes at the appropriate time. As apposed to just the binary combat or not combat…Which I actually find super useful, because I always end up turning the music off in other games because it interferes with the other audio cues, in this case it is an audio cue.

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Big fan of Jeremy Soule so I selected that one - but the information you shared Hentmereb is pretty neat should it pan out to be accurate!


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(October 29th 2012, 05:17 PM)Hentmereb Wrote: <snip>

That's interesting, I haven't seen that before. Althought I don't quite understand how it would work, I guess we'll get more indepth information as we get closer to launch.


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as far as i know earlier interviews stated the music is not done by jeremy soul. However the recent preview also suggested that most of the game music is far from beeing done.

I definitly hope for jeremy soul. Im going to be honest here, the TES theme kind of makes a TES game to me. I know i know daggerfall and all and yess that game was sweet but to me a TES game without the iconic theme just... lacks something. Probably it is cause i started out playing morrowind. But that music just gives me goosebumps.
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Like most of their music to be honest. They all got their brilliance.


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They have stated that they will be making use of the iconic themes of past TES music, Soule or no. The rights to using those compositions (and variations of them) will stick with the IP, not the composer.
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(October 30th 2012, 08:08 AM)confusion Wrote: They have stated that they will be making use of the iconic themes of past TES music, Soule or no. The rights to using those compositions (and variations of them) will stick with the IP, not the composer.

Yes, of course. I'm not concerned about the rights to use materials from the previous titles in the series. It's more about the concern of not having Jeremy for the job. (Using the word concern makes it sound to dramatic.)


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I'm a huge fan of Jeremy Soule's music, so I voted for him. I feel like it's just another iconic piece connected to Elder Scrolls, and I hope he's been asked to return to do the soundtrack for TESO!


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i actually hope they go for the skyrim route of having some new music and a new VERSIOn of the TES theme. Just like Oblivion and Skyrim did.

But also reuse the old music. Like Skyrim did in case of the Morrowind music. Because it just sets the mood so incredibly well.

Or use the music from the old games in the apropriate Zone. So if you go to morrowind you hear the Morrowind version of the TES theme. in Skyrim the skyrim version and so on. That would be awsome (and alot of work for the other zones)
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Oblivion had one track from Morrowind; "Through the Valleys" is a remastered version of "Rise to Reality," or "Silt Sunrise" (from the special edition soundtrack). It reappears as "The Jerall Mountains" in Skyrim. There is also a chunk of music from Oblivion in Skyrim; "Wind Guide You" is a remastered version of "Minstrel's Lament."

I hope they have themes set up for each area in the game, so it's not just one "style" of music!


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(November 1st 2012, 03:52 AM)Xoo Wrote: 「昔はお前みたいな冒険者だった。膝に矢を受けてしまって・・・」 = ?

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(November 1st 2012, 03:55 AM)Tecca Wrote:
(November 1st 2012, 03:52 AM)Xoo Wrote: 「昔はお前みたいな冒険者だった。膝に矢を受けてしまって・・・」 = ?

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Something about an arrow to the knee.

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