By Jordan Hansgen
I just finished catching up on Game of Thrones, the dark fantasy HBO show that has captured audiences everywhere. One of the best attributes of the show is the music. The episode I want to focus on is the last episode of season six or the most recent episode. Spoilers will be given in this so if you haven’t seen the show, watch it first then read this.
In the final episode a lot of conflicts are settled and the biggest is Cersei Lannister against the High Sparrow and the religious cult in King’s Landing. The episode’s first 15 minutes involve this conflict and also introduces the shows first main piano score “The Light of the Seven”. The piece is beautiful, yet also puts you on edge. It is the first piano score that the show had introduced and caught the audience off guard. It isn’t loud, but it is menacing as many of the main featured characters die in the attack or as a result including the High Sparrow, almost all the Tyrells and King Tommen commits suicide as a result.
The theme improved the already tremendous Game of Thrones score and bolstered the show to new heights leading to this summer’s 7th season