October 2022 – The Lions of the Stag

Welcome to this month’s diary, where we have two new themes to add to Houses Baratheon or Lannister, depending on your point of view. I’m of course talking about Myrcella’s and Tommen’s themes to complete the trio of siblings who bear the Stag and Lion sigil.

Both themes walk the fine line between Baratheon and Lannister, combining elements of both and balancing the leitmotifs of both houses. The Baratheon leitmotif is the first leitmotif heard in both themes but the Lannister leitmotif is clearly more abundant, I wonder why…

The Sweet Lioness

Myrcella Baratheon is beautiful as her mother but with none of her spiteful nature. Her theme plays out slowly, with  long sustained notes and a softness uncommon for a Lannister

The Little Lion

Tommen is everything his brother Joffrey is not: a boy with a good heart who enjoys playing with his kittens rather than gutting them.

This is all for this entry. Rather short but to the point. You can find more details and a breakdown of these themes in the People’s portion of the book Music of Ice and Fire. I’ll see you next month with more themes from characters from great Houses!

Maester Ludwig

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