When Danaerys "reunites" with Drogo in the House of the Undying in S2E10: "Valar Morghulis" what is the wind instrument playing? Some kind of horn or flute thing?


I have no authoritative conformation on this, but it sounds like a Tin Whistle(1), made popular in James Horner's Braveheart soundtrack, & also used in Lord of the Rings.

The fact that I'm not able to hear where the player actually takes a breath makes me think it might be a sampled instrument, similar to Embertone's Shire Whistle - nice solo demo here which includes a couple of pitch-bends similar to those in the Game of Thrones soundtrack.

S2E10: "Valar Morghulis" - Timestamp approx 50:45

(1)The Tin Whistle goes by many names, tin whistle, penny whistle, flageolet

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It was an Armenian duduk, it actually had become popular by Hans Zimmer at the era of making Gladiator.

Djivan Gasparyan is the Armenian composer who plays this beautiful instrument there:


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