The music of The Elder Scrolls Online was composed by Brad Derrick and Rik Schaffer. Jeremy Soule, a long-time composer on Elder Scrolls games, worked on the original title theme. Malukah (Wikipedia), a Youtube musician who came to prominence with her rendition of Skyrim's "The Dragonborn Comes", was invited to write the music for (and perform some of) the bardic songs in the game, as well as the credits song.

The music of the game is themed, with particular pieces being tied to biome types, locations (both large and small), and moods. Zenimax wanted the music to be integral to the game environment, blending seamlessly with the other sounds around the player. Some songs from previous titles make a reappearance. Some have been reworked while others are only sampled.

The soundtrack is available as the Original Game Soundtrack, which contains all 47 tracks from the base game, and tracks from the DLC are released as volumes in a separate series of albums titled Music of Tamriel.

Original Game SoundtrackEdit

Cover art of the Elder Scrolls Online soundtrack

The Original Game Soundtrack is available on iTunes for $15.99 USD and Amazon for $8.99 USD.

SongsEdit

Track number Title Composer Length Plays in Motif
01 For Blood, for Glory, for Honor Jeremy Soule 4:59 Music box "Blood and glory" (previously main menu) Nerevar Rising
02 Moons of Evening Star Brad Derrick 5:32 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch Moons of Evening Star
03 The Three Banners: Fanfare Brad Derrick 1:39 Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor (upon entering zone) The Three Banners
04 Omens in the Clouds Brad Derrick 5:18 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai Arena theme/Omens in the Clouds
05 Echoes of Aldmeris Brad Derrick 0:55 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai (upon entering zone) Echoes of Aldmeris
06 Weapons Drawn Brad Derrick 1:47 Cyrodiil, Craglorn (upon entering zone)
07 Yearning for Moonshadow Brad Derrick 6:17 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai
08 Lowering the Banners (Sundown) Brad Derrick 1:15 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch (upon entering zone)
09 Dawn Gleams on Cyrodiil Brad Derrick 5:21 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai
10 Rubble and Smoke Brad Derrick 0:55 Upon dying Tamriel Beleagured
11 Comrades in Arms Brad Derrick 1:21 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai (upon entering zone) Comrades in Arms
12 Y'ffre in Every Leaf Brad Derrick 5:33 Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor, Music box "Y'ffre in Every Leaf"
13 North from Riften Brad Derrick 1:28 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch (upon entering zone) Moons of Evening Star
14 Moth, Butterfly, And Torchbug Brad Derrick 5:42 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai King And Country
15 Elegy for the Remans Brad Derrick 1:27 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai (upon entering zone) Echoes of Aldmeris
16 Oath of Malacath Brad Derrick 1:54 Cyrodiil, Craglorn (upon entering zone)
17 Whispers of the Ancestors Brad Derrick 5:05 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch Tamriel Beleagured
18 Vestige of Hope Brad Derrick 1:29 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai (upon entering zone) Vestige of Hope
19 Sands of the Alik'r Brad Derrick 5:26 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai, Music box "Sands of the Alik'r"
20 Winged Twilight Brad Derrick 1:10 ?
21 Imperial Legion Brad Derrick 1:28 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai (upon entering zone) Arena theme/Omens in the Clouds
22 Auridon Sunrise Brad Derrick 5:54 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai Arkay Watches
23 They Did Not Die in Vain Brad Derrick 1:26 Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor (upon entering zone)
24 Greenheart Brad Derrick 5:01 Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor Watchman's Ease
25 Tamriel Beleagured Brad Derrick 1:38 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch (upon entering zone) Tamriel Beleagured
26 To Dance with Daedra Brad Derrick 1:39 Cyrodiil, Craglorn (upon entering zone)
27 The Towers Cast Long Shadows Brad Derrick 5:53 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai
28 Horizons of Cyrodiil Brad Derrick 1:14 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai (upon entering zone)
29 The Legacy of Lorkhan Brad Derrick 5:19 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai Blessing of Vivec
30 Arkay Watches Brad Derrick 1:24 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai (upon entering zone) Arkay Watches
31 Courage of Ordinary Mortals Brad Derrick 1:18 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai (upon entering zone)
32 The Heart of Nirn Rik Schaffer 6:17 Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor
33 Soaring on Eagle's Wings Brad Derrick 1:30 Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor (upon entering zone)
34 Stendarr's Mercy Brad Derrick 5:20 Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor
35 Order of the Ancestor Moth Brad Derrick 1:05 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch (upon entering zone)
36 Onslaught at the Gates Brad Derrick 2:04 Cyrodiil, Craglorn (upon entering zone)
37 Alas, The Dragon Shall Break Brad Derrick 6:15 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai
38 The Keep Has Fallen Brad Derrick 1:40 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch (upon entering zone) Moons of Evening Star
39 Bruma Against the Jeralls Brad Derrick 5:46 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai Vestige of Hope
40 We Honor the Slain Brad Derrick 1:02 Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Northern Bangkorai (upon entering zone) Comrades in Arms
41 Ruins of the Ayleids Brad Derrick 1:16 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai (upon entering zone)
42 Anequina Beckons Brad Derrick 6:09 Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor The Three Banners
43 Northpoint Nocturne Rik Schaffer 5:27 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch
44 Memories of Yokuda Lost Brad Derrick 5:38 Reaper's March
45 Peril Upon the Sands Brad Derrick 1:08 Alik'r Desert, Southern Bangkorai (upon entering zone)
46 Tides of the Abecean Sea Brad Derrick 5:38 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch Unbroken Road
47 Beauty of Dawn Malukah 3:31 Never plays in-game

Beauty of Dawn lyricsEdit

A serpent lights the ancient sky
A threat of tainted stars
Evil stirs and in its wake
The souls of mortals sway

Sorrow reigns
Over fields of red
Spirits pace
Through the shadows cast by their graves

These are days and nights of venom and blood
Heroes will rise as the anchors fall
Brave the strife, reclaim every soul
That belongs to the Beauty of Dawn

Darkness strikes to blind the strong
But Faith will guide our swords
Loyal hearts we'll stand as one
And fight with shields of Hope

Pride fuels the deadly fire
That devours our tower of gold
The drums of war will rage and roar
'Til the sun burns bright once more

These are days and nights of venom and blood
Heroes will rise as the anchors fall
Brave the strife, reclaim every soul
That belongs to the Beauty of Dawn

Music of Tamriel, Vol. 1Edit

Cover art of Music of Tamriel, Vol. 1

Music of Tamriel, Vol. 1 contains tracks from the Imperial City and Orsinium DLC. It is available on iTunes for $9.99 USD and Amazon for $8.99 USD.

SongsEdit

Track number Title Composer Length Plays in Motif
01 Battledrums Brad Derrick 1:09 Imperial City
02 Soul-Shriven in Cyrodiil Brad Derrick 9:10 Imperial Sewers
03 Radiance and Glory Brad Derrick & Rik Schaffer 5:02 Champion points menu
04 Flickering Shadows Brad Derrick 5:59 Coldharbour, Music box "Flickering Shadows"
05 Somber Vistas Brad Derrick 6:22 Reaper's March, Cyrodiil, Wrothgar, Gold Coast
06 Subterranean Emanation Brad Derrick 5:18 Various delves (caves and mines)
07 Restless, Tamriel Dreams Brad Derrick 6:51 Reaper's March, Cyrodiil, Wrothgar, Gold Coast
08 Descend to the Vaults Brad Derrick 2:02 Imperial Sewers
09 Voices in the Vaults Brad Derrick 6:01 Various delves (Ayleid ruins)
10 The Breath of Kynareth Brad Derrick 6:36 Reaper's March
11 Tombs Unremembered Brad Derrick 6:20 Various delves (caves and mines)
12 The Slopes of Sorrow Brad Derrick 6:39 Reaper's March, Cyrodiil(?), Wrothgar(?)
13 Mists of Wrothgar Brad Derrick 5:35 Various delves (Ayleid ruins)
14 Recollection of Wars Long Lost Brad Derrick & Rik Schaffer 7:08 Wrothgar

ESO: Morrowind Original Game SoundtrackEdit

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (Original Game Soundtrack) is an album containing new musical arrangements that were created for The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. A Land of War and Poetry was made available on Spotify on June 7, 2017. The full album was released on June 22, and is available on Spotify, on iTunes for $9.99, on Google Play for $9.49, and on Amazon for $8.99.

Track number Title Composer Length Plays in Motif
01 A Land of War and Poetry (feat. Jeremy Soule) Brad Derrick 04:01 Never plays in-game (previously main menu) Nerevar Rising
02 Magnus Smiles on Suran Brad Derrick 05:13 Vvardenfell
03 Vvardenfell Vista Brad Derrick 01:02 Vvardenfell (upon entering zone)
04 Ascadian Idyll Brad Derrick 04:57 Vvardenfell
05 Shadow of Baar Dau Brad Derrick 01:31 Vvardenfell (upon entering zone)
06 Azura's Coast Brad Derrick 05:43 Vvardenfell Peaceful Waters
07 The House of Troubles (feat. Jeremy Soule) Brad Derrick 06:08 Various delves ?
08 Omens Prophecy Brad Derrick 01:19 Vvardenfell (upon entering zone)
09 Reverie of the Netchimen Brad Derrick 05:34 Vvardenfell
10 Schemes of the Anticipations Brad Derrick 01:33 Vvardenfell (upon entering zone)
11 Currents of the Odai Brad Derrick 05:12 Vvardenfell
12 Ancestral Tomb Brad Derrick 05:22 Ancestral Tombs
13 Telvanni Towers Brad Derrick 01:09 Vvardenfell (upon entering zone)
14 Grazelands Dawn (feat. Jeremy Soule) Brad Derrick 05:01 Vvardenfell The Road Most Travelled

A Land of War and Poetry lyricsEdit

The lyrics to A Land of War and Poetry were published on the official forums[1] as follows:

Lyrics, in Ald Chimeris..."Ald Chimeris" being the Elvish precursor tongue of the Dark Elves that's similar to Ayleidoon and descended from Ehlnofex. (Thanks to LoreMaster Lawrence Schick for that LoreMorsel.)
Resdayniil kan tarcel
Ghardooni ye fevel
Arcta nu malatanya
Vengha ehlnada-dra
Nu nu vane metanane
Lyrics, in English
Resdayn folk, dare resist
Invaders and weakness
We must face the truth of life
Venerate the god-ancestors
We chose for ourselves

Music of Tamriel, Vol. 2Edit

Cover art of Music of Tamriel, Vol. 2

Music of Tamriel, Vol. 2 was released on January 12, 2018. It contains tracks from the Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood, and Clockwork City DLC, as well as additional tracks such as new boss music. It is available on Spotify, on iTunes for $9.99 USD, Google Play for $9.49 USD, and Amazon for $8.99 USD.

SongsEdit

Track number Title Composer Length Plays in Motif
01 Landing at Abah's Brad Derrick 1:00 Shadowfen, Hew's Bane (upon entering zone) Nerevar Rising
02 Hinterlands Brad Derrick 7:24 Bal Foyen, Stonefalls, Deshaan, Shadowfen
03 A World Made of Metal Brad Derrick 6:20 Clockwork City
04 Gold Coast Horizon Brad Derrick 0:33 Gold Coast (upon entering zone)
05 Anvil: Sun and Shadows Brad Derrick 5:25 Rivenspire
06 Blood in the Foyada Brad Derrick 3:27 Combat (boss)
07 Dark Sanctuary Brad Derrick 6:39 Daedric shrines, Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
08 The Brass Fortress Brad Derrick 5:24 Clockwork City
09 Looks Peaceful Enough Brad Derrick 7:03 Bal Foyen, Stonefalls, Deshaan, Shadowfen, Hew's Bane
10 Midnight in Shadow Cleft Brad Derrick 6:28 Evergloam
11 Sojourn in Kvatch Brad Derrick 4:55 Gold Coast
12 Stealing Sunrise Brad Derrick 1:20 Deshaan, Hew's Bane (upon entering zone)
13 So Many Pockets, So Little Time Brad Derrick 7:06 Reaper's March
14 Sanctioned Murder Brad Derrick 3:01 Combat (boss)
15 Where Dreams Become Nightmares Brad Derrick 6:16 Daedric shrines, Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
16 Glimmers on the Brazen Horizon Brad Derrick 5:54 Clockwork City
17 A Land Burdened with History Brad Derrick 6:39 Gold Coast, Cyrodiil
18 Malfunction in the Ventral Terminus Brad Derrick 7:29 Ventral Terminus, Halls of Regulation
19 I Dreamt of Akos Kasaz Brad Derrick 1:18 Reaper's March (upon entering zone)
20 Reverie: Sand and Stone Brad Derrick 6:11 Bal Foyen, Stonefalls, Deshaan, Shadowfen
21 Hope Just out of Reach Brad Derrick 4:34 Various delves
22 The Order of the Hour Brad Derrick 5:00 Rivenspire
23 All History Is Vengeance Brad Derrick 3:14 Combat (boss)
24 Drums, Murmurs, and Lamentations Brad Derrick 6:02 Various delves
25 Fanfare in Colovia Brad Derrick 0:57 Auridon (upon entering zone)
26 The Blessings of Morwha Brad Derrick 6:19 Bal Foyen, Stonefalls, Deshaan, Shadowfen, Hew's Bane
27 The Sky Wheels Slowly Spin Brad Derrick 6:30 Clockwork City
28 Delving the Bane Brad Derrick 6:58 Various delves
29 The Long Memory of Minotaurs Brad Derrick 4:51 Rivenspire
30 Back Alleys and Bad Intentions Brad Derrick 1:01 Stonefalls, Bal Foyen (upon entering zone)
31 Port of Thieves Brad Derrick & Rik Schaffer 7:27 Bal Foyen, Stonefalls, Deshaan, Shadowfen
32 Granite and Ashes Brad Derrick 3:15 Combat (boss)
33 Tonal Architecture Brad Derrick 6:26 Clockwork City
34 Pensive Meditation, with Pirates Brad Derrick 7:40 Gold Coast, Cyrodiil
35 Glory of Dawn's Beauty Brad Derrick 1:04 Reaper's March (upon entering zone)
36 A Cold Wind Blows from Atmora Brad Derrick & Rik Schaffer 7:40 Bleakrock Isle, The Rift, Eastmarch

ESO: Summerset Original Game SoundtrackEdit

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (Original Game Soundtrack) is an album containing new musical arrangements that were created for The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, as well as the track used in the E3 2018 trailer. The album was released on August 11, 2018, and is available on Spotify, on iTunes for $9.99, on Google Play for $9.49, and on Amazon for $8.99.

Track number Title Composer Length Plays in Motif
01 Even Paradise Has Shadows Brad Derrick & Jeremy Soule 4:06 Never plays in-game (previously main menu) Nerevar Rising, Sun-Blessed Alinor
02 Sun-Blessed Alinor Brad Derrick 1:06 Summerset (upon entering zone) Sun-Blessed Alinor
03 Gryphons Soar in the Sun Brad Derrick 5:38 Summerset Nerevar Rising, Sun-Blessed Alinor
04 Dusk Song of the High Elves Brad Derrick 6:34 Summerset
05 Here Be Wonders Brad Derrick 0:46 Summerset (upon entering zone) Here Be Wonders
06 Masque of Reveries Brad Derrick 6:11 Summerset Here Be Wonders
07 Isles of the Starry Dream Brad Derrick 6:16 Summerset
08 From Abysses Below and Beyond Brad Derrick 3:09 Combat (boss)
09 Spires Rise to the Sky Brad Derrick 0:55 Summerset (upon entering zone) Sun-Blessed Alinor
10 Starlight on Eton Nir Brad Derrick 4:59 Summerset Sun-Blessed Alinor
11 The Lullaby of Praxis Brad Derrick 6:10 Summerset Sun-Blessed Alinor
12 The Glory of Certainty Brad Derrick 0:53 Summerset (upon entering zone) The Glory of Certainty
13 Past Defines the Future Brad Derrick 5:53 Summerset The Glory of Certainty
14 Three Hearts Afire ZWEI & Malukah 3:21 Never plays in-game Three Hearts As One

ESO: Elsweyr Original Game SoundtrackEdit

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (Original Game Soundtrack) is an album containing new musical arrangements that were created for The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr. The album was released on July 26, 2019, and is available on Spotify, on iTunes , on Google Play, and on Amazon.

Track number Title Composer Length Plays in Motif
01 A Clash of Fang and Flame Brad Derrick 3:58 Music box "A Clash of Fang and Flame" (previously main menu) Nerevar Rising
02 In the Shadow of Kaalgrontiid Brad Derrick 0:43 Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr (upon entering zone) In the Shadow of Kaalgrontiid
03 The Two-Moons Dance Brad Derrick 5:27 Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr In the Shadow of Kaalgrontiid
04 Riddle and Shadow Brad Derrick 5:00 Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr
05 Purr of the Hunter Brad Derrick 4:57 Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr In the Shadow of Kaalgrontiid
06 Secrets of Azurah Brad Derrick 5:00 Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr
07 A Desert Born in Twilight Brad Derrick 5:34 Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr In the Shadow of Kaalgrontiid
08 Waning Memories Brad Derrick 5:00 Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr
09 Khenarthi's Breath Brad Derrick 5:51 Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr

ESO: Greymoor Original Game SoundtrackEdit

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor (Original Game Soundtrack) is an album containing new musical arrangements that were created for The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor. The album was released on August 19, 2020, and is available on Spotify, on iTunes , on Google Play, and on Amazon.

Track number Title Composer Length
01 Blackreach Rising Brad Derrick 4:41
02 A World Without Light Brad Derrick 5:23
03 Shivering Dread Brad Derrick 4:53
04 That First Drop of Blood Brad Derrick 1:30
05 Mists of Morthal Brad Derrick 5:10
06 Mourning in the West Brad Derrick 2:54
07 Wrath of the High King Brad Derrick 1:11
08 The Dwemer’s Lament Brad Derrick 4:58
09 Lost in Greymoor Keep Brad Derrick 5:01
10 Terror by Torchlight Brad Derrick 1:17
11 The Frozen Hearth Brad Derrick 4:31
12 The Sea of Ghosts Brad Derrick 2:45
13 Skyrim’s Dark Secret Brad Derrick 1:10
14 Thirst in the Deep Brad Derrick 4:34
15 A Wolf Among the Pines Brad Derrick 5:35

New ArrangementsEdit

Similarly to previous games, while most of the soundtrack is new, a few of the tracks contain motifs that have appeared in the earlier games.

  • "For Blood, for Glory, for Honor" is the newest version of the Elder Scrolls theme, which appeared as "Call of Magic"/"Nerevar Rising" in Morrowind, "Reign of the Septims" in Oblivion, and "Dragonborn" in Skyrim. Soule referred to this version of it as "part theme, part atmosphere". [2]
  • Much of the first half of "Omens in the Clouds" - such as the melody right at the start of the song - features a slowed-down version of the melody in Arena's theme.
  • "Moth, Butterfly, and Torchbug" contains a motif from the beginning of "King and Country" from Oblivion. It appears at 4:26 in "Moth, Butterfly, and Torchbug".
  • "Greenheart" has a section with the tune from the beginning of "Watchman's Ease" from Oblivion, starting at 3:26 in "Greenheart".
  • "Tides of the Abecean Sea" has a motif that originally appeared in Oblivion's "Reign of the Septims" (at 0:26), and then in Skyrim's "Unbroken Road" (at 0:58). It can be heard in "Tides of the Abecean Sea" at 4:03.
  • "The Legacy of Lorkhan" contains a motif which originally appeared in Morrowind's "Separation/Blessing of Vivec". It can be heard in "The Legacy of Lorkhan" around 0:40.
  • Although "(feat. Jeremy Soule)" is not present in the title of the "Azura's Coast" Morrowind chapter track, it does contain a motif from Morrowind's "Peace At Last/Peaceful Waters" at 1:59.
  • "Grazelands Dawn" contains a motif from Morrowind's Main Theme/The Road Most Travelled

DownloadsEdit

Zenimax has made two of Malukah's songs available for free download on the Elder Scrolls Online official site:

Three Hearts As One, a bardic performance (download)
Beauty of Dawn (download)

NotesEdit

  • The "(feat. Jeremy Soule)" notes in the titles of some of the Morrowind tracks refers to the fact that they contain strong motifs from the original TESIII: Morrowind soundtrack; Soule did not work on them. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brad Derrick, SoundMaster on the official ESO forums, May 25, 2017
  2. ^ Jeremy Soule, Facebook, August 26, 2014
  3. ^ Jeremy Soule, Facebook, June 11, 2018