Civilization IV theme song wins grammy

Monday, 14 February 2011 05:49 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Civilization IV’s epic theme song, the delightful Baba Yetu, has scored a grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.

The track, recorded with the Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal, is featured on composer Christopher Tin’s album, Calling All Dawns, which was released last year.

Baba Yeta is widely reported as the first piece of video game soundtrack to win a Grammy, the music industry’s most visible award.

The Grammy website lists the memorable and uplifting track as beating out nominees from A Thousand True Stories and When Lights Are Low to nab the prize.

You can hear the song, and reminisce over hundreds of lost hours, in the music video embedded below.