Need some epic music for your D&D sessions, or just for your enjoyment?
Here's a list of 60+ great songs.
I played these on December 10 and 11, 2011, during what I consider was my magnum opus of all my Dungeon Mastering sessions since I began running D&D games over 22 years ago. I haven't run many sessions since--for how can I top my magnum opus?
Anyway, I've listed all of the songs, as well as their composers. I'm sure you will find something you'll like. All of these songs are great, outright epic in most cases.
You can peruse the list below or download the pdf.
Edit: I added links to some of the songs within the list.
The Fall of Del Reloes: Soundtrack
Background Music Before the Session Started
The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash, American IV: The Man Comes Around
All Along the Watchtower Bob Dylan, The Essential Bob Dylan
Beginnings: Conversations Between Talmor and Elohim
Immortal and Divine Trevor Morris, Immortals
War in the Heavens Trevor Morris, Immortals
Epic Fight Music: First Played During the Battle With Tiamat (At the End of the Red Hand of Doom Module)
Fight So Your Name Survives Trevor Morris, Immortals
Battle In the Tunnel Trevor Morris, Immortals
Immortal Combat Trevor Morris, Immortals
Sky Fight/End Credits Trevor Morris, Immortals
To Victory Tyler Bates, 300
Trinity James Dooley, Position Music – Orchestra Series Vol. 2
Hold the Line… Fire at Will James Dooley, Position Music – Orchestra Series Vol. 2
The Signal Bear McCreary, Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.
The Battle Hans Simmer and Lisa Gerrard, Gladiator
Quid Agam Corvus Corax, Cantus Buranus II
Magnum Detrimentum Corvus Corax, Cantus Buranus II
Starbuck Takes On All Eight Bear McCreary, BSG: Season 1
The Olympic Carrier, "Battle "
Launch Vipers "
Scar " BSG: Season 2
Skirmish Midnight Syndicate: Official D&D Soundtrack
Final Confrontation Midnight Syndicate: Official D&D Soundtrack
Burly Brawl Juno Reactor & Don Davis: The Matrix Reloaded
Mona Lisa Overdrive Juno Reactor & Don Davis: The Matrix Reloaded
The Airship Flight to Del Reloes/Dragon Fight Over Del Reloes
Dalai Lama Rammstein, Reise Reise (While Describing the War-Torn lands the PCs flew over)
Veritas Simplex Corvus Corax, Cantus Buranus II
Miser Corvus Corax, Cantus Buranus II
(See Also: Epic Fight Music and Other Battle Music)
The Audience with the Holy Emperor in the Tower of Bab-il
Returns a King Tyler Bates, 300
Rome Main Title Theme Jeff Beal, Rome: The HBO Series
Del Reloes Under Siege (Played at Various Appropriate Moments throughout)
What Must a King Do? Tyler Bates, 300
Goodbye My Love Tyler Bates, 300
No Sleep Tonight Tyler Bates, 300
Mars, the Bringer of War London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis,
Holst: The Planets
Hope Fails Howard Shore, LotR: Return of the King
Gayane Ballet Suite 2001: A Space Odyssey
Under the Cover of Night Martin O’Donnell & Michael Salvatori, Halo
Wilderness Matt Uelmen, Diablo II
Cave Matt Uelmen, Diablo II
(See Also: Other Battle Music)
The Battle Against Talmor in the Opera House
The Call of The Ktulu Metallica, S&M
(See Also: Epic Fight Music)
Beneath the Opera House: The Labyrinth and The Monolith
Song of Cherubim For Mixed Choir The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music
Perceval: Good Friday Wagner, Excalibur Movie Soundtrack
Requiem for Soprano… 2001: A Space Odyssey
Lux Aeterna 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Shape of Things to Come Bear McCreary, BSG: Season One
The Holy Emperor Kneels before Elohim in the Tower of Bab-il
Heeding the Call Bear McCreary, BSG: Season 3
Xerxes’ Tent Tyler Bates, 300
(See also: Epic Battle Music…
And Just Before Elohim wipes out the entire party, he gets distracted by the noise of…)
The Ride of the Valkyries Wagner, 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music
“Tomorrow, when the Sun rises, for us it will be a dawn; but for you: A Twilight”
The Player Characters, after receiving this news, prepare that night for the coming morning. The siege hasn’t been completely lifted. One character left his old magic sword on the altar of a temple, another spent the night in prayer, others with family and friends.
Sonne Rammstein, Mutter
(See Also: Del Reloes Under Siege)
The Leviathan in the Sky—Bab-il Crumbles, the Temple Destroyed
The End of All Things Howard Shore, LotR: Return of the King
Assault On the Leviathan
Assault On the Colony Bear McCreary
(See Also: Epic Battle Music)
A God King Bleeds Tyler Bates, 300
Glory Tyler Bates, 300
Do Not Forsake Mankind Trevor Morris, Immortals
Apotheosis Trevor Morris, Immortals
The Passage of Time Beary McCreary, BSG: Season 4
Sonne - Live version Rammstein, Volkerball.
Songs that were slated but didn’t get played
Fortuna (Album Version) Corvus Corax, Cantus Buranus
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna London Philharmonic Orchestra, 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music
Rachel’s Surprise/Who Wants to Live Forever—Highlander Musical Score
Wall Breached Harry Gregson, Kingdom of Heaven
Epiphanies Bear McCreary, BSG: Season 2
Deathbed and Maelstrom Bear McCreary, BSG: Season 3
“Symophony of Sorrowful Songs” Baden-Baden Symphony Orchestra, 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music