Ramin Djawadi, who composed all the music for Game of Thrones series, created this perfect piece of piano music with orchestral backing “ The Night King ” to truly highlight the incredible tension and accompany the dramatic end of white walkers, in the third episode “The Long Night” of the series’ eighth and final season, So piano was the most valuable contributor to this episode’s proceedings .
Game of Thrones and composer Ramin Djawadi do not usually enlist the services of the piano. Djawadi instead prefers sweeping pieces performed by an orchestra to match the epic scale of the HBO fantasy series, But piano track, called “The Night King,” comes in right as things look truly hopeless. The icy Night King himself is coolly strolling over to Bran Stark to kill him and thereby erase all memory of the living world.
The first, and only, other time the show featured the piano is in the track “Light of the Seven,” played in the season six finale when Cersei Lannister Cersei obliterating her enemies with fluorescent fire.
This particular piece opens with a tranquil piano theme that gradually swells to incorporate strings and other instruments to the piece, but the piano carries the melody for most of its duration. Eventually, the piano joins with the string. It might be Djawadi’s finest on the show, regardless of what one might think of the episode itself. It dropped on YouTube earlier today and has already racked up over 1,000,000 views so far.
One of the nice comments on this piece: “Let’s be honest, there were a lot of heroes in this episode. But Ramin Djawadi stole the show with this piece.”
A new soundtrack album has just been released for the final season of Game of Thrones, which includes artists like Ellie Goulding and Mumford & Sons along with score by Djawadi. It also includes a cover of Podrick’s song, ‘Jenny of Oldstones’ by Florence and the Machine.