One of the more annoying aspects of Shadowgate is the torches. They create an unnecessary time limit on a game that's already difficult enough. Those players who have yet to beat Shadowgate will become quite accustomed to hearing the Torch's Dying theme that plays when your torch only has a few seconds of flame left. If it goes out, the player will die by tripping over something in the dark.
The song uses two different voices that seem to battle for dominance by playing individual notes.
This song is track 8 in the NSF file. The title is unofficial.