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Tomb Raider (2013) composer Jason Graves today posts the "Main Theme" for the new iteration of the Tomb Raider series via his official Facebook page. Arranged for Piano in E minor, the haunting and melancholy piece will serve as the thematic backbone for the musical relationships across the entire score.
In regards to the main theme, Graves recently stated in an interview for "The Final Hours of Tomb Raider":
"First thing we did was the theme. There have been many composers in the games or the films, but they've always used the original theme. They [Crystal Dynamics] said we want to start with a clean slate; new theme. I did it on piano, very simple... I was really scared just to send it because I was like "I don't know, I think this really works, I think I like it". We ended up taking that exact theme, the first demo I sent, and it was on the first trailer. That exact same arrangement." - Jason Graves
When asked what square one was to him, the composer also emphasised the importance of beginning a score with a theme; "Call me old-fashioned. Then it was a matter of finding out what kind of percussion would work, and always going back to the melody and the theme, because that's the heart of the game."
Tomb Raider is slated for a multi-platform release come March 5th, 2013.
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