The Elder Scrolls Series (soundtrack)
Jeremy Soule

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He may be seen as John Williams of video game soundtracks by the gaming community, but composer Jeremy Soule actually takes his inspiration from quite a different style of music, basing his work on Debussy's exploration of harmony, Wagner's grand operas, and Mozart's form and composition. It's clearly worked out well for him — he's currently written the soundtracks for more than 60 gaming titles, with some of his best-known work being The Elder Scrolls series. The centrepiece of his work on Skyrim is undoubtedly the monumental 'Dragonborn', which features a 30-strong choir, but also features said choir singing in a specially conceived dragon language particular to the games themselves.

Bethesda Game Studios' The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, released 2011.