Skyrim Composer Unhappy About Bethesda’s Skyrim Orchestral Concert, Says He Isn’t Involved

October 1, 2016Written by Zarmena Khan


Bethesda recently announced the first ever orchestral concert for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is premiering at the London Palladium on November 16. Called Skyrim in Concert, it’s brought to us by Senbla in association with the developer, and although it’s based on the award-winning score by Jeremy Soule, he has no involvement in it. In a post on Facebook, Soule voiced his displeasure over the event.

Concert? What concert???

Anyone that knows me also knows that I care passionately about the integrity of my music. Skyrim took years for me to compose and it was constructed very carefully. Today, I’m seeing reports of a concert of “Skyrim”. This is the first I’ve heard of it. For the record, this concert has nothing to do with me, nor are they are using any of my original scores. They had to transcribe whatever notation they are performing by ear from the recordings. This is a flawed process as transcriptions are always fraught with errors. To be sure, I don’t know who these people are and I don’t endorse a concert that is trading on my name and music that has absolutely no oversight or involvement on my part. For my fans, I just want you to know what you’re getting if you pay to attend this concert. Be wary.

The concert has been arranged to celebrate the launch of Skyrim Special Edition, which releases on October 28 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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[Source: Jeremy Soule (Facebook)]