The Elder Scrolls Skyrim Soundtrack
The team employed Jeremy Soule to compose music for Skyrim after his work on Morrowind and Oblivion. He composed “Dragonborn”, the game’s main theme. “Dragonborn” was recorded with a choir of over thirty people, singing in the game world’s dragon language.
Creative director Todd Howard envisioned the theme for Skyrim as the Elder Scrolls theme sung by a choir of barbarians. This became a reality when the idea was passed by Soule, who recorded the 30-man choir and layered three separate recordings to create the effect of 90 voices. The language, Draconic, was created by Bethesda’s concept artist Adam Adamowicz, and he developed a 34-character runic alphabet for the game. The lexicon of Draconic was expanded as needed; as lead designer Bruce Nesmith explained, words were introduced to the lexicon “every time the studio wanted to say something”.
Other Music in Elder Scrolls Skyrim
Although much of the music is new, at least one track featured in the preview videos has appeared before: the track at the start of the demo on the World page is known as Rise to Reality or Silt Sunrise in Morrowind, and Through the Valleys in Oblivion.