Lost's music is composed by Michael Giacchino who has worked with J.J. Abrams on numerous projects. Did we not all realize he was also doing Fringe's music in the first episode? You might have also picked up on his music in Star Trek. And he also just won a Grammy for best soundtrack for the Pixar film, UP. You can read more about him at Michael Giacchino music.
Anyway, something unique about instrumental music composed for television and film is the way it is so bound to the story. I love listening to it (I own the Lost soundtracks) and I love the way it brings the story back to mind. It often makes me teary or sets my heart soaring. In this way, in the way only music can do, it interprets and preserves story. It expresses what words and action cannot and never will be able to do. I think it deepens our experience and appreciation for story. So I am thankful that Lost has such gorgeous and emotional music.
I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite themes from the show, but it's actually quite difficult! I do think my favorite theme is the Oceanic 6 theme. I remember being so completely swept away by it the first time I heard it. I also, of course, love Penny and Desmond's theme, The Constant remains one of my favorite episodes of LOST. And finally, in tribute to one of my favorite characters who did indeed die, Juliet, her theme.
How about you? Do you love the music? Do you have a favorite theme?