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Crusader Kings II's musics were composed by swedish composer wp:Andreas Waldetoft. The original soundtrack contains 24 tracks, including the main theme.

In addition, Paradox realeased some music DLC adding tracks to the game's soundtrack. Not all musics are available at start and some have quite restricted conditions, like playing as England or taking part in a Crusade.

Paradox Interactive has released nine music DLC, all of which were composed by wp:Andreas Waldetoft.

Original Soundtrack

Song Tracks:

  • A king is Dead (00:58) ;
  • A Simple Song for Commoners (05:01) ;
  • A Royal Mariage (03:05) ;
  • Coeur-De-Lion (05:40) ;
  • Crusader Kings 2 Maintitle (02:39) ;
  • Crusaders (04:06) ;
  • Horns of Hattin and Aftermath (05:22) ;
  • In Taberna (03:02) ;
  • Journey to Absolution (03:19) ;
  • Kingdom of Jerusalem (04:27) ;
  • Krak des Chevaliers (05:15) ;
  • March to Holyland (03:14) ;
  • Order of the Temple (03:30) ;
  • Path to Glory (02:56) ;
  • Pilgrimage (01:37) ;
  • Saladin Besiege Jerusalem (03:32) ;
  • Sanctus (02:50) ;
  • Siege of Krak (02:04) ;
  • To Dominum (03:34) ;
  • The First Crusader (4:24) ;
  • The Franks (02:43) ;
  • The Holy Sepulchre (04:02) ;
  • The Last Crusader - Finale (04:16) ;
  • Tu Rex Gloriae (03:39).

Each of these songs has the same probability to play during the game regardless who you're playing with.

DLC

Songs of Albion

Released date : Apr 18, 2012, the Steam description is:

"Songs of Albion contains four new songs, totalling 10 minutes. These songs give more flavour to the player as you play characters in the Kingdom of England."

Song Tracks:

  • England Anno 1066 (01:54) ;
  • The Coronation of a King (03:03) ;
  • The Forest (02:31) ;
  • The King's Crusade (01:59).

Each of these songs has twice more chances to play than other songs if you're playing a saxon or english culture character and can't play in other cases.

Songs of Faith

Released Apr 18, 2012, the Steam description is:

"Songs of Faith contains two new songs, totalling 10 minutes. These songs give more flavour to the player as you play characters that are devout and religious."

Song Tracks:

  • In the Name of God (05:30) ;
  • The Temple Church (03:32).

Each of these songs has twice more chances to play than other songs if you're zealous, 1.25 times more chances to play if you're piety is more than 25 and can't play if you're cynical or heretic. In any other case, it has the same probability to play during the game than other songs.

Songs of the Holy Land

Released Apr 18, 2012, the Steam description is:

"Songs of the Holy Land contains 2 new songs, totalling more than 10 minutes.. These songs give more flavour to the player as he or she plays characters from the middle east."

Song Tracks:

  • Ascalon (05:06) ;
  • The Holy Land (04:46).

Each of these songs have twice less chance to be played if not in a crusade and tenth more chances to play if in a crusade.

Songs of the Caliph

Released Jun 26, 2012, together with the Sword of Islam DLC, the Steam description is:

"Songs of the Caliph contains two new songs, totalling 11 minutes. These songs are used while playing as Muslim rulers in the Sword of Islam expansion."

Song Tracks:

  • Saladin Arrives at Jerusalem (06:22) ;
  • The Persian Army (04;26).

Each of these songs has twice more chances to play than other songs if you're playing a muslim character and can't play in other cases.

Songs of Byzantium

Released Oct 16, 2012 in conjunction with Legacy of Rome DLC.

"Songs of Byzantium contains three new songs, totalling more than 10 minutes. These songs give more depth to your game playing experience as you play characters in the Byzantine Empire and other Greek, Armenian or Georgian states."

Song Tracks:

  • Komnenos (02:09) ;
  • The Legacy of Rome (03:23) ;
  • The Byzantine Empire (04:51).

Each of these songs has twice more chances to play than other songs if you're playing a byzantine culture groupe character and can't play in other cases.

Songs of the Rus

Released Dec 13, 2012.

"Songs of the Rus DLC contains three new songs, totalling almost 10 minutes. These songs run while playing a Russian, Bulgarian or Alan ruler."

Song Tracks:

  • Land of the Rus (04:27) ;
  • The Trade Route (03:04) ;
  • Alexander Nevsky Rides to Battle (02:32).

Each of these songs has twice more chances to play than other songs if you're playing a slavic culture groupe, alan culture or bulgarian culture character and can't play in other cases.

Songs of Prosperity

Released Jan 15, 2013 in conjunction with The Republic DLC:

"Contains 3 new songs, totalling almost 10 minutes. Listen to these songs while playing as a Republic."

Song Tracks:

  • A Tuscan Night (03:42) ;
  • Florence (02:27) ;
  • The Ballad for Maria (02:46).

Each of these songs has twice more chances to play than other songs if you're playing a patrician character and can't play in other cases.

Hymns to the Old Gods

Released May 28, 2013 in conjunction with The Old Gods DLC.

"Hymns to the Old Gods contains four new songs, totalling almost 12 minutes, run while playing as Norse characters to enhance the experience and atmosphere of the game."

Song Tracks:

  • We Are Norse (02:14) ;
  • The City of Birka (03:01) ;
  • Wilderness (02:40) ;
  • Thor (02:26).

Each of these songs has twice more chances to play than other songs if you're playing a north Germanic culture group character and can't play in other cases.

Hymns of Abraham

Released Nov 18, 2013 in conjunction with Sons of Abraham DLC.

"Crusader Kings II: Hymns of Abraham contains two new songs, totalling almost 15 minutes, run while playing as characters of the Abrahamic religions."

Song Tracks:

  • And the Lord Said (Introit) (02:26) ;
  • Go Forth out of thy Country (10:55).

Each of these songs has twice more chances to play than other songs if you're playing a christian religion group, muslim religion group or jewish religion group character and can't play in other cases.

Songs of Yuletide

Released Dec 20, 2013.

"The carol brings two famous songs, Deck the Halls and Joy to the World, together with influences from the music of both CK2 and EU4."

Song Track:

  • Paradox Chrismas Carol (04:16).

This song has twice more chances to play than other songs if it is december and can't play in other cases.

Songs of India

Released 25 Mar, 2014 in conjunction with Rajas of India DLC.

"Crusader Kings II: Songs of India contains three new songs, totaling over 10 minutes, run while playing as Indian characters."

Song Tracks:

  • Alauddin Besiege Chitta (02:39) ;
  • Charge of the War Elephants (04:04) ;
  • From East to Farther East (03:39).

Each of these songs has twice more chances to play than other songs if you're playing a indo-aryan culture group or dravidian culture group character and can't play in other cases.