Game of Thrones has built its reputation on surprises—lavish set-pieces, abrupt character deaths, and timely resurrections—and to begin Sunday night’s season finale “The Winds of Winter,” director Miguel Sapochnik pulled the show into thrillingly new territory once more. In a 20-minute sequence evoking the famous baptism montage from The Godfather, “Winter” opened by showing the episode’s various characters getting into place against the backdrop of Ramin Djawadi’s delicate and mournful piano-driven composition, “Light of the Seven.”
Fans can now relive the finale’s opening without going through the hassle of logging into HBO Go. As Jezebel points out, Djawardi’s piece is now available on Spotify and YouTube. Give it a listen below as an antidote to any post-Thrones grief or just as a very dramatic soundtrack for doing the dishes. Indeed, while Game of Thrones may be among the most exciting shows on television, the composition provides a reminder of a less heralded source of the show’s power: the slow and the quiet.