Morrowind Really Did Have The Best Elder Scrolls Music, Didn’t It

27 Apr 2012

It has finally dawned on Kotaku just how good the music was in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and that's prompted them to crank out a brief editorial that compares the game's soundtrack to the Oblivion and Skyrim OSTs before embedding and profiling four of the tracks.
The rest of the soundtrack to Morrowind is still probably my favorite of all of the Elder Scrolls games; which I guess is another way of saying I like it better than Oblivion or Skyrim, since I didn't play Daggerfall and I don't remember the music to Arena.

The soundtracks to Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim were all composed by Jeremy Soule, so it's fun to listen to them as entries in the opus of a single composer. Since, you know, they actually are that.

Where the Skyrim soundtrack conjures austere mountains and windswept tundra with F Horn clarion calls, trumpet solos and choirs, Morrowind was lighter and more playful, with themes centered around pizzicato strings and english horn melodies. If Skyrim's score was crafted from stone and wind, Morrowind's was woven of wicker and light.