22 May 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The music behind some of the most popular shows on TV came to life on Wednesday evening during the Television Academy’s “Score!,” a concert celebrating music composed for television, sponsored by Ascap.

Composers including Ramin Djawadi of “Game of Thrones,” “Downton Abbey’s” John Lunn, and Jeff Beal of “House of Cards” gathered at UCLA’s Royce Hall to present and conduct the themes that have become essential to each of their skeins, accompanied by a full orchestra.

After the musicians’ opening medley, which featured samplings of 110 TV themes in just 12 minutes, host Jon Burlingame spoke to music’s essential role on the small screen.

“Music for television is not just background or underscore… but rather an integral part of the storytelling experience – a critical factor in creating mood, setting the pace, reminding us of the place and the people and, most of all, conveying the emotion that is »


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