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Panorama of the Skyrim Soundtrack Four Disk set.

For other uses, see Official Soundtracks.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Official Soundtrack features an original score similar to Oblivion. The soundtrack has strong similarities with previous games in the series, including the main theme. The Skyrim theme has been released and its lyrics are written in the language of the dragons.

The soundtrack's instrumentation was recorded digitally by composer Jeremy Soule "with a midi keyboard and my two hands."[1]

Release

The four CD set (autographed by composer Jeremy Soule) was originally released the week after the game's North American release date. The set was originally only available via Directsong for $29.99 USD, however it became available on iTunes in January 2013 for $15.99 USD.

Cover images

List of tracks

This list details the locations and scenarios where each track is played. All columns are sortable. Disc One consists of tracks 1-18, Disc Two consists of tracks 19-34, Disc Three consists of track 35-52, and Disc Four consists of track 53.

OST# Track title Length Outdoors (Day) Outdoors (Night) Towns & Cities Taverns Dungeons Battles Remarks
1 Dragonborn 3:55 Titular theme
2 Awake 3:31
3 From Past to Present 5:04
4 Unbroken Road 6:23
5 Ancient Stones 4:44
6 The City Gates 3:46
7 Silent Footsteps 2:51
8 Dragonsreach 2:20 Stormcloaks theme
9 Tooth and Claw 1:48
10 Under an Ancient Sun 3:39
11 Death or Sovngarde 3:00
12 Masser 6:04
13 Distant Horizons 3:52
14 Dawn 3:56
15 The Jerall Mountains 3:16
16 Steel on Steel 1:42
17 Secunda 2:03
18 Imperial Throne 2:16 Imperial Legion theme
19 Frostfall 3:24
20 Night without Stars 0:41 Dread theme
21 Into Darkness 2:52
22 Kyne's Peace 3:48
23 Unbound 1:32 Not played in-game
24 Far Horizons 5:29
25 A Winter's Tale 3:19
26 The Bannered Mare 2:28
27 The Streets of Whiterun 4:01
28 One They Fear 3:07 When fighting dragons. Titular theme variant
29 The White River 3:29
30 Silence Unbroken 2:21
31 Standing Stones 6:35
32 Beneath the Ice 4:12
33 Tundra 3:46
34 Journey's End 4:07
35 Before the Storm 1:05 Not played in-game
36 A Chance Meeting 3:09
37 Out of the Cold 3:00
38 Around the Fire 3:08
39 Shadows and Echoes 2:18
40 Caught off Guard 1:10
41 Aurora 7:18
42 Blood and Steel 2:09
43 Towers and Shadows 2:21
44 Seven Thousand Steps 1:04 At High Hrothgar
45 Solitude 2:10
46 Watch the Skies 2:16 When fighting dragons
47 The Gathering Storm 2:51
48 Sky Above, Voice Within 3:56
49 Death in the Darkness 2:33
50 Shattered Shields 2:38
51 Sovngarde 3:35 Titular theme variant
52 Wind Guide You 9:02
53 Skyrim Atmospheres 42:38

Lyrics

Not to be confused with The Dragonborn Comes.

The lyrics for this piece are transcribed in the book Songs of Skyrim and in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide.[2][3]

In the dragon language

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Length: 0:29
Description: Skyrim's theme song 'Dragonborn' by Jeremy Soule, from 2:06 to 2:35
Dragonborn Lyrics

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin, naal ok zin los vahriin,
Wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
Ahrk fin norok paal graan fod nust hon zindro zaan,
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!

Huzrah nu, kul do od, wah aan bok lingrah vod,
Ahrk fin tey, boziik fun, do fin gein!
Wo lost fron wah ney dov, ahrk fin reyliik do jul,
Voth aan suleyk wah ronit faal krein

Ahrk fin zul, rok drey kod, nau tol morokei frod,
Rul lot Taazokaan motaad voth kein!
Sahrot Thu'um, med aan tuz, vey zeim hokoron pah,
Ol fin Dovahkiin komeyt ok rein!

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin, naal ok zin los vahriin,
Wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
Ahrk fin norok paal graan fod nust hon zindro zaan,
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!

Ahrk fin Kel lost prodah, do ved viing ko fin krah,
Tol fod zeymah win kein meyz fundein!
Alduin, feyn do jun, kruziik vokun staadnau,
Voth aan bahlok wah diivon fin lein!

Nuz aan sul, fent alok, fod fin vul dovah nok,
Fen kos nahlot mahfaeraak ahrk ruz!
Paaz Keizaal fen kos stin nol bein Alduin jot,
Dovahkiin kos fin saviik do muz!

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin, naal ok zin los vahriin,
Wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
Ahrk fin norok paal graan fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!

In English

Dragonborn Lyrics

Dragonborn, Dragonborn, by his honor is sworn,
To keep evil forever at bay!
And the fiercest foes rout when they hear triumph's shout,
Dragonborn, for your blessing we pray!

Hearken now, sons of snow, to an age, long ago,
And the tale, boldly told, of the one!
Who was kin to both wyrm, and the races of man,
With a power to rival the sun!

And the voice, he did wield, on that glorious field,
When great Tamriel shuddered with war!
Mighty Thu'um, like a blade, cut through enemies all,
As the Dragonborn issued his roar!

Dragonborn, Dragonborn, by his honor is sworn,
To keep evil forever at bay!
And the fiercest foes rout when they hear triumph's shout,
Dragonborn, for your blessing we pray!

And the Scrolls have foretold, of black wings in the cold,
That when brothers wage war come unfurled!
Alduin, Bane of Kings, ancient shadow unbound,
With a hunger to swallow the world!

But a day, shall arise, when the dark dragon's lies,
Will be silenced forever and then!
Fair Skyrim will be free from foul Alduin's maw!
Dragonborn be the savior of men!

Dragonborn, Dragonborn, by his honor is sworn,
To keep evil forever at bay!
And the fiercest foes rout when they hear triumph's shout,
Dragonborn, for your blessing we pray!

Trivia

  • The verse "Ahrk fin kel lost prodah, Do ved viing ko fin krah, Tol fod zeymah win kein meyz fundein! Alduin, feyn do jun, kruziik vokun staadnau, voth aan bahlok wah diivon fin lein!" Is featured in its translated form in an in-game loading screen.
  • The song Dragonborn is sung by 30 people 3 times, so that 90 voices are heard on the final track.
  • Upon the soundtrack's release, all copies ordered before December 23, 2011 would be signed by Jeremy Soule himself. Due to unexpectedly high demand however, personally signed soundtracks have been on sale as late as April 2012.
  • The Tracks, One They Fear and Watch the Skies, are both used as combat music for Dragons. One or the other will begin playing whenever you enter combat with one, this tends to serve as an early warning system as one may not be aware of a Dragon's presence until the songs play, giving you a second or two to prepare.
  • Sovngarde (track 17 on Disk 3) has the same lyrics as Dragonborn, implying this is the original tune that is lost to the ages, as it is sung by the heroes in the Hall of Valor who would know the original tune.

See also

References

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