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Trevor Morris poses with his Emmy Award
Trevor Morris visits the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Press Room at Nokia Theatre on Sept. 10, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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Trevor Morris received his first commission at 13 years old, when he wrote a song for the Pope.

Granted, the commission came from his Canadian grade school, and due to security reasons, the song couldn't be performed for John Paul II himself. To this day, though, Morris feels immensely proud of his very first commissioned piece.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a much larger commission. The first game of the series, Dragon Age: Origins, has sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide, and Inquisition is well on its way to breaking that record.

It's no surprise that Inquisition is doing so well. It tells a massive, epic story in a beautifully rendered, detailed world. The artwork alone is something to set a gamer's heart racing, and the screen shots look like paintings. It was these stunning visuals and concept art that fueled most of Morris's compositional work. A shadowy, gothic theme emerged, sounding at some points Gregorian, and at others cinematic.

Morris sat down with Top Score host Emily Reese to talk about Dragon Age, as well as his past (Emmy-winning) work on The Borgias and The Pillars of the Earth.

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